taking responsibility

We’re committed to minimising our impact on both the local and global environment.

Sustainability has never been a higher priority in the world we live in, and right now, all businesses are adopting change and putting in all measures they can to ‘do better’ and lessen the impact they have on the environment.

As part of our relationship with you, we take responsibility in helping you achieve this, by advising across all that we do and where possible, adopting new sustainable products and processes.

ISO-14001 certificate

ISO 14001 certification

Our ISO 14001 certification – the internationally recognised standard for environmental management systems – proves we walk the walk when it comes to reducing our carbon footprint.

The certification shows that we comply with their framework for managing the immediate and long term environmental impacts of our products, services and processes. That means we are not only responsible for managing our environmental performance, but also for continuously working to improve it.

ISO 14064 verification

ISO 14064 is an international standard for quantifying and reporting greenhouse gas emissions. Verification against ISO 14064 provides the necessary assurance of our carbon footprint declarations.

Reporting period
01-Jan-2021 to 31-Dec-2021 – 51 Tonnes CO2e
01-Jan-2022 to 31-Dec-2022 – 87 Tonnes CO2e

Click here for the full information on our carbon emisions.

During the new reporting period, we worked tirelessly to improve and add to our calculated emissions. In doing so, we have managed to add Microsoft products and UK deliveries made via our warehouse or supply chain.

Offering you green choices

The Forest Stewardship
Council® (FSC®) C143378

Dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide by defining standards based on agreed principles that are supported by environmental, social, and economic stakeholders.

Programme for the
Endorsement of Forest
(PEFC (PEFC/16-33-780))

So you can carry on the good work by choosing products that are sourced from well-managed forests.

Our commitments


To support our commitments, we integrate environmental considerations into our business decision-making process. We do this by:

  • Complying with applicable legal requirements and with other requirements to which cdl subscribes.
  • Achieving good environmental standards in all activities including the reduction, re-use, recycling and disposal of waste.
  • Preventing pollution and continually improving our environmental performance objectives and targets.
  • Using water and other materials economically to minimise waste in all aspects of our business.
  • Regularly assessing the environmental impact resulting from business operations.
  • Remaining fully informed of recognised best practices and how to implement them.
  • Communicating this policy to customers, suppliers and employees to encourage their active involvement in environmental issues.

Co-ordination, implementation and monitoring

Our Board of Directors are responsible for the co-ordination, implementation and monitoring of the policy throughout the organisation.

All managers throughout the organisation are responsible for the communication and promotion of the policy as well as the encouragement of active participation.

Employees are also expected to support the company to ensure the effective implementation and maintenance of the policy