Our impact

Goldfinger is a proud social enterprise and we’re committed to making a positive impact on the environment and our community.

At a glance

1,267 kg of Treecycled timber

used from local trees felled due to weather incidents or urban development since 2021.

8,154 kg of reclaimed material

rescued from landfill and lovingly crafted into something beautifully new since 2020.

811.66 kg CO2E

saved by using planet-positive materials with the lowest possible carbon footprint, and combating food waste through our monthly People’s Kitchen since 2019.

2,230 paid internship hours

for local young people not in education, employment or training since 2021.

806 in-school teaching hours

in sustainable design principles and woodworking skills provided to school children as part of Manufacto since 2021.

621 training hours

in sustainable craft given to our community free of charge since 2021.

12,622 meals

have been prepared and served to our beneficiaries in our local community.

Golden Summary 2022

Read our annual Golden Summary to discover how our values guide everything that we do.

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“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.”

JP, Trellick Tower beneficiary

Our impact aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

As a triple bottom line business, we measure our success in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Purpose is at our core. We believe all businesses have a responsibility to support their local community and have a positive environmental impact. We identified real problems — material waste, unemployment, social isolation to name a few — and continually use every tool at our disposal to solve them.

SDG No. 12

Responsible Consumption and Production

We work with locally-sourced, sustainable hardwoods that tread lightly on the planet, including timber grown in responsibly-managed forests, repurposed from material donations, or reclaimed from felled trees.

SDG No. 12 Responsible consumption and production | Sustainable materials
SDG No. 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth | Future Makers
SDG No. 8

Decent work and economic growth

Through our Future Makers initiative, we provide meaningful career guidance, training and work placements for local young people in our community not in education, employment or training as well as for young offenders and at-risk youth.

SDG No. 3

Good health and well-being

Through our Academy we provide training in sustainable craft to our community free of charge, promoting wellbeing and social connection through the joy of making.

“It has been a wonderful experience and an unexpected joy to see a new community created around craft and design during the pandemic”

Nadia, Soulcraft Learner

SDG No. 13

Climate action

We protect the climate by using planet-positive materials with the lowest possible carbon footprint, and combat food waste through our monthly People’s Kitchen, which uses surplus food.

SDG No. 4

Quality education

We are the official UK delivery partner of Manufacto, run by the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès, which teaches sustainable design principles and woodworking skills to school children.

SDG No. 2

Zero hunger

We’ve been feeding our community since 2015 with our People’s Kitchen initiative, a free monthly meal for vulnerable local residents cooked from surplus food and delivered by volunteers. So far we have shared over 11,000 meals, tackling food shortages in one of the most deprived wards in London.

“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.”

Susan, 72, Trellick Tower beneficiary

Our CO2E measures have been calculated using DEFRA data conversion units.