Taking responsibility, acting sustainably

We contribute to society through functional, sustainable and aesthetic construction, and we assume a high degree of social responsibility.


Using its ESG Score tool, the sustainability assessor Arabesque gave GOLDBECK an overall rating of „B” (strong). This places our company in the top ten per cent of the companies assessed by Arabesque in the fields of construction and engineering.

Certification in accordance with ISO 14001

Within the scope of our environmental management system, we are continuously and comprehensively analysing and improving our environmental performance and our processes. While doing so, we place a strong emphasis on measurable results. Our commitment to resource efficiency, sustainability and environmental protection has been independently confirmed, as evident by our ISO 14001 certification.


The goal here is to create credibility and transparency, while also helping us discover what we still need to work on.

The sustainability compass

The compass groups our eight material ESG topics into focus areas – and does so twice over: at corporate level and at product & project level. It thus guides all of us on our way to more sustainability, including our internal sustainability organisation and, through individual product solutions, also our clients. The compass, which is integrated into our compass app, helps to analyse and define client needs with a view to sustainability requirements during project meetings.


Our sustainability compass’s focus areas are in part based on our materiality analysis, taking account of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the EU taxonomy’s environmental objectives. The objectives set out in our roadmap are based on these focus areas and apply to both the corporate level and the product and project level.

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Sustainability matters to everyone

Our ultimate goal is to become best in class in this field. That comes with a tremendous responsibility, and we still have a lot to do. But we embrace the challenge. We are constantly striving for improvement, exploring innovative ideas and developing solutions that have a positive impact on both people and the environment. 


Watch our film, which captures our commitment to sustainability and built world.

Sustainable construction

How do we accomplish this?

Systematic construction is an especially resource-efficient building method. It’s cost-effective and functional – over the entire lifetime of the building. After all, sustainability extends beyond just a moment in time.


We see buildings as complex products, think in terms of processes and use a smart construction system. A GOLDBECK building is made to work at all of these level.


  • Resource-efficiency thanks to prefabricated, lean system components
  • Utilisation of reusable construction materials and inbuilt ease of dismantling
  • DGNB basic certificate "Gold" for all industrial buildings, business parks and office buildings in the GOLDBECK system
  • Energy-optimised shell, efficient mechanical and electrical equipment, and renewable energies – all from a single source

Our blue buildings

Blue is the new green! For us, sustainability goes hand in hand with functionality and cost-effectiveness. We design, build and operate future-oriented industrial buildings with a focus on their entire life cycle. With the help of our GOLDBECK Blue Buildings, we already know from the initial concept phase how sustainable your commercial property will be – even during the use phase. Our Blue Buildings are particularly energy- and resource-efficient and ensure, that your new industrial building meets all the latest sustainability standards right from the start.

Up to 25 per cent less CO₂

is produced in the construction of the average GOLDBECK office building compared to a conventional reinforced concrete construction – including the dismantling and recycling stages.

Sustainable services

Those who do not make their real estates climate-friendly now, are putting their value at risk in the long term.


As a strong and trustworthy partner, we support our clients along the path to carbon-neutral operations. Our operational experts develop innovative and future-proof service concepts in close coordination with all stakeholders involved with the primary goal of making the life cycle of real estate as long-lasting and at the same time sustainable as possible.

Sustainability strategy

Sustainable locations

We are also committed to improving sustainability at our locations.
  • We are continuously investing in occupational health and safety.
  • Our canteens use products from regional and organic farms.
  • Our company premises not only offer feel-good zones for employees, but are also home to flora and fauna worth protecting.
  • Nine bee colonies live at GOLDBECK’s locations in Bielefeld, Frankfurt, Hirschberg and Leipzig

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Goldbeck foundation

The Goldbeck Foundation supports projects in the fields of science and research, art and culture, as well as education and social affairs. The Foundation is particularly concerned with helping young people to successfully navigate their life paths. To this end, it promotes scholarships and supports educational work.

The Goldbeck Foundation is an expression of the social responsibility of the Goldbeck entrepreneurial family. The actions of the founders are based on the values of humanity, social solidarity, and the desire to contribute to the preservation of our environment