Earth Day, an event that was launched in 1970 to educate people on environmental issues and inspire them to take action to protect the planet.
The 22nd of April is Earth Day, initially established by Senator Gaylord Nelson in the USA, Earth Day united citizens and activists across a range of issues to pursue a brighter future. Since its launch 52 years ago, Earth Day has grown to become a global event, with over one billion people worldwide engaging with the movement.
This year Earth Day focuses on the theme, Invest In Our Planet, a message that highlights the urgency of the climate crisis and underlines the need for action. It aims to encourage everyone, from individuals to governments, to invest in innovative solutions that will aid transformational change and bring us closer to a sustainable future.
The Earth Day Movement of course resonates with the aims and ambitions of Shields. We have been providing telecommunication network operators with solutions that drive efficiencies and limit their environmental impact for over 40 years. For example, MarketPlace, our cloud-based inventory management platform, enables the reuse and recycling of telecom equipment by offering enhanced visibility of existing inventory. This reduces the need to manufacture new stock and limits overseas shipping from the original equipment manufacturer. In this way, MarketPlace enables network operators to develop a more sustainable procurement process and supports them in reducing their carbon emissions.
In addition to supporting our clients to build strategies that lower their environmental impact, we are progressing our net-zero journey by making commitments to the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi promotes best practices in emissions reduction, and we have developed our own set of science-based targets that will enable Shields to find new, more efficient methods. By continually innovating and challenging the norm, we strive to ensure that Shields fulfils our clients’ needs while working harmoniously with the world around us.
The Earth Day movement acts as a reminder of the motivations behind Shields. Our goal is to play a leading role in the decarbonisation of the telecommunications industry, and the sustainability commitments we have made, combined with our cutting-edge technology, are empowering us to achieve this aim. By placing the environment’s needs at the heart of everything we do, we can lay the best foundations for the future of our business, our employees, our planet and generations to come.
For more information on Shields’ EcoVadis scorecard or other ESG practices, please contact the team at:
EMEA: [email protected]
Americas: [email protected]