At a glance
of material rescued from landfill and lovingly crafted into something beautifully new.
of CO2e saved by using reclaimed rather than virgin material. That’s 162 return flights from London to New York.
of paid and meaningful work created for young people not in education, employment or training from the local community.
of timber used from local trees felled due to weather incidents or urban development.
of training in sustainable craft given to our community free of charge.
prepared by our People’s Kitchen and delivered by Goldfinger volunteers to 200 vulnerable local residents.
of delicious food in our bellies, not in landfill. The People’s Kitchen rescues perfectly good food from nearby shops to cook for the community.
JP, Trellick Tower beneficiary
The most impressive thing about Marie and her team is their long-term commitment and consistent support they have shown us through the years. The People's Kitchen is a great example of an enterprise going the extra mile to provide food and emotional support for those who are feeling vulnerable and isolated at this time.”
Our impact aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
In our commitment to people and planet, we choose to measure our success in line with 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
UNSDG No. 12
Responsible Consumption and Production
This is the very heart of the Goldfinger business model. We save emissions, support zero waste and respect the environment in all our choices, including our suppliers and partners.
UNSDG No. 13
We dramatically cut carbon emissions by re-purposing existing material. Reusing one tonne of wood emits 38.5kg CO2e, compared to 312kg for a tonne of wood from virgin origin. Plus, we save the emissions it would cost to process the waste in landfill.
UNSDG No. 8
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goldfinger Academy provides access to meaningful work through courses and apprenticeships. All our trainees are paid the London Living Wage.
Nadia, Soulcraft Learner
It has been a wonderful experience and an unexpected joy to see a new community created around craft and design during the pandemic”
UNSDG No. 3
Good Health and Well-Being
Our Soulcraft courses are designed to improve the everyday wellbeing of participants, and 85% of our learners have reported increased wellbeing, confidence with sharing within a group and community support.
UNSDG No. 2
Our People’s Kitchen offers local residents who need support delicious and nutritious freshly cooked food. During the COVID pandemic we deliver to the doorstep, but we will return to hosting community meals as soon as it’s safe.
Susan, 72, Trellick Tower beneficiary
Having meals delivered to me now is very important because it keeps my morale up and makes me feel like I haven’t been forgotten.”
Sources: Defra Conversion Factors 2020