Commercial wins three awards at sustainability awards

Photo shows: Best Newcomer photo: Dave Carlos, Planet Mark; Andrew McKenzie, Commercial; Louis Beaumont, Hive Cleaning; Sarah Gillett, Planet Mark
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Cheltenham-based Commercial has won three accolades at the prestigious Planet Mark Awards, winning in the Employee Engagement, Best Newcomer and Personal Achievement categories.

The Planet Mark is a certification programme that recognises a compantys commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability.

“We are bowled over to have won in all three award categories we entered,” said Simone Hindmarch, Commercial Co-founder and Managing Director. “We are particularly pleased given the calibre and range of the other businesses in the Planet Mark family, all of whom are keen to positively affect climate change.”

Planet Mark adds: “It was a fantastic evening celebrating the many incredible achievements of our holder organisations.”

Commercial was awarded Planet Mark certification in 2018, in recognition of its continuous improvement in sustainability, and its commitment to ongoing, meaningful action. Those with Planet Mark accreditation commit to a minimum annual carbon reduction of 2.5%. However certified organisations are already exceeding this target – they achieved an average carbon reduction per employee of 10% in 2016 compared to 2015.

In January 2020 Planet Mark will launch a ‘Decade of Action’ campaign. This involves asking UK organisations to lead the world as we enter the most important 10 years of the climate crisis. Commercial plans to be at the forefront, to share and to learn, as well as continue to build on the work it does, setting even more ambitious goals.