Transport and logistics

Cardinal Global Logistics

Cardinal Global Logistics provide integrated end-to-end supply chain solutions, giving clients true supply chain visibility, control and value. The company is committed to being a responsible business, both in organisational practices and the wider community.
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2 years

Logistics transport road



Location-based total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: Leestone Road,
Sharston Road, Harling Road, Retail Heathrow,
Wholesale Basildon, Retail Liverpool, Retail
Aberdeen, FAR Manchester, FAR Felixstowe, FAR Southampton, FAR Nottingham, FAR
Heathrow, FAR Liverpool, FAR Glasgow, FAR

Emission Sources: Electricity, T&D Losses,
Natural Gas, Water, Fleet, Business Travel, Homeworking (excluded from footprint)

Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021

468.2 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.7 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

507.2 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.8 tC0₂e


FTE employees

We engage our employees and wider stakeholders to unlock their talent and knowledge to drive year on year progress in sustainability.



UN Sustainable Development Goals

We recognise that transparent communication is essential for transformational change and we quantifiably contribute to 5 SDG.


Certification story

Cardinal Global Logistics, a pioneering logistics firm with more than 20 years of experience, has achieved Planet Mark certification. Achieving the Planet Mark is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in its business operations by measuring and reducing its carbon footprint and engaging its stakeholders. 

This is Cardinal’s second year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. Over the next year, the company will be working towards reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, it will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Steve Malkin
Planet Mark
“Cardinal Global Logistics is a welcome addition to Planet Mark. I am delighted with the work that the team has achieved in its first year of certification. Cardinal Global Logistics embodies the Planet Mark spirit – a company that is honest and willing to make a positive impact on its business, and the community. The sustainability processes put in place give me every confidence the company will achieve its goals, and I look forward to seeing the progress made in the future.”
Brian Hay
Cardinal Global Logistics
“While our carbon emissions are relatively low compared to many sectors, the logistics industry does contribute a significant environmental impact, and we want to play our part in contributing to the UK Government’s targets of cutting greenhouse gases by 37% by 2020 and 80% by 2050, against 1990 levels. Having been accredited by Planet Mark, the very start of our process to activity decrease our carbon emissions, we have a number of targets for 2021/22 to continue our environmental work, and we look forward to progressing towards them.”

Certification story

Cardinal Global Logistics has created a number of targets to facilitate its emissions reduction goal, including cutting operational carbon emissions by 10% and business travel emissions by 15%. The company is also aiming to purchase 100% of electricity from renewable sources, where possible, and migrate its existing fleet of vehicles, starting with company cars, to electric. Cardinal Global Logistics is also setting up an internal committee to manage the progress of its sustainability and climate response. 

The logistics industry has to rise to the challenge of a changing climate. As well as being an integral part of the supply chains causing large amounts of global emissions, a sustainable business model also makes good business sense. Climate change is a major topic of discussion at the board level for many of the world’s leading businesses, and action on climate will extend throughout their supply chains. The logistics industry must take heed of this signal of change and create low-carbon solutions for its work processes, the planet, and profitability.  

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Cardinal Global Logistics must reduce emissions by 2.5%.

Aim to reduce carbon emissions by 5% each year

A 5% year-on-year reduction is the target reduction recommended by Planet Mark.

Reduce operational carbon emissions by 10%

As part of Cardinal’s wider strategy to reduce carbon emissions.

Reduce business travel emissions by 15%

Reduce the number of journeys while looking for less carbon-intensive ways of travelling.

Purchase 100% of electricity from renewable sources

Transition to low carbon energy supplies and alternative procurement routes.

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