Real estate, facilities management and construction

Goulden & Sons

Goulden & Sons are a family run, Chartered Building construction company with an unrivalled reputation in delivering high end residential projects. The company build with the future in mind by using sustainable materials and innovated eco-design.
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2 years

Real Estate Building



Total carbon footprint

Reporting Boundary: 2 The Old Workshops, St Johns Terrace, TOTNES, TQ9

Emission sources: Electricity, T&D losses, Natural gas, Waste, Business Travel, Paper

Reporting Period: 1 Aug 2020 – 31 July 2021

9.1 tCO2e

Total carbon footprint per employee

1.8 tCO2e


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 6 SDG’s.


Certification story

Goulden & Sons, a family run, Chartered Building construction company in its third generation based in the South West of England, has achieved Planet Mark certification. This is Goulden & Sons’ second year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification.

Achieving 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.

Over the next year, the company will be working towards measuring and reducing its carbon emissions and sharing its journey with its community to inspire others. By being more strategic about its environmental responsibility, Goulden & Sons will be able to significantly increase its positive impact and hope to encourage continual improvements within its community.

Steve Malkin
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
I am so pleased Goulden & Sons has achieved certification with Planet Mark. The company has embedded a lot of environmental processes into its business, but committing to continuous sustainable improvement is a step further. As we all must adapt to our changing climate, Goulden & Sons is taking the initiative, going front-foot forward with climate action. Congratulations to the team.

Certification story

Through Planet Mark, Goulden & Sons have protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Its pledge through Cool Earth goes directly towards supporting the Asháninka community in Central Peru.

It has also helped the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.

Goulden & Sons has a particular interest in the environmental challenges we are all facing. Interested in addressing the environmental impact of the construction process, for every project they complete, Goulden & Sons funds the purchase and protection of one acre of threatened habitat through Buy an Acre and encourages clients to do the same. The team also has extensive knowledge of renewable technologies including air and ground source heat pumps and solar thermal and works with partners on Passivhaus design and off-grid energy supply.

The decade to come is the most important period in history to act on climate change. The construction industry is ripe with opportunities for sustainable action. Sustainable construction has a number of benefits. As well as helping to reduce a company’s carbon footprint, sustainable change offers important benefits to a construction company’s reputation, as well as helps improve margins, efficiency, and employee satisfaction.


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