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Cheyney Goulding

Cheyney Goulding LLP is a Surrey-based corporate and commercial law firm committed to providing the highest level of service. The firm recognises corporate governance and social responsibility should be placed at the top of its agenda.
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3 years




Absolute carbon reduction

Reporting Boundary: Ward House, 6 Ward Street,
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH

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

Reporting Period: 01 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021


Carbon reduction per employee


Location-based total carbon footprint

8.5 tC0₂e

Location-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.1 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint

8.3 tC0₂e

Market-based total carbon footprint per employee

1.0 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 9 SDG.


Certification story

Cheyney Goulding LLP, a Surrey based corporate and commercial law firm committed to providing the highest level of service, has achieved the 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 Cheyney Goulding’s third year of business carbon footprint reporting and certification to Planet Mark. In this Decade of Action, the company wants to ensure that they are a force for good: positively transforming society and the planet by measuring its own impact on the environment.  

Over the next year, Cheyney Goulding 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
Founder and CEO
Planet Mark
“I’m so pleased to have Cheyney Goulding join Planet Mark. The commitment the team has made is a huge step in becoming a sustainable business. While change comes from within, change can also cause ripples outward. With Cheyney Goulding’s wide array of stakeholders, the team is equipped to create positive impacts well beyond the walls of its own offices. I look forward to seeing the firm take the next steps on its sustainability journey.”

Cheyney Goulding realises the importance of acting on climate change, both as part of the community and as a business. As well as committing to the reduction of carbon emissions annually, Cheyney Goulding has pledged to protect one acre of vulnerable rainforest with the charity Cool Earth. It has also pledged to engage its network of stakeholders and clients to create sustainable change throughout its supply chain and create awareness of sustainability on a greater level.

Climate change has been consistently climbing the agendas of law firm across the world. In the decade of climate action, the legal industry must capitalise on clients’ increasing awareness of our need to save the planet from global warming. Becoming knowledgeable about sustainability and following good practice has become an integral part of client acquisition in the sector. A thorough sustainability policy is also of growing importance in the recruitment and retention of staff, and the long term resilience of a business. 

Future targets

Reduce carbon emissions by at least 2.5% each year

To recertify next year Cheyney Goulding 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.

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