On the 24th June 2011, Shields Environmental PLC (Shields) took time out from day to day operations in order to work in partnership with Langdon Hills Country Park and Nature Reserve, along with Essex Wildlife Trust, spending a day helping out at the Nature Reserve Centre. Tasks included sanding and varnishing windows, doors and benches, along with general cleaning and tidying. The day proved to be beneficial for all involved, with Shields believing that the day of volunteering will help to improve the local area and encourage more people to visit the centre.
Shields was incorporated in August 1979 by its Chairman and Founder, Gordon Shields. With its unique mission that closely links the interests of business with a passion for the environment, Shields has always been at the forefront in offering innovative services to the Telecommunications customers.
Shields Whole Life Cycle Managed services combine highly efficient and cost-effective telecom network maintenance and expansion solutions with cash-generating asset management services.
Shields Energy Services, a new division which was started just 18 months ago, targets all businesses looking to make a carbon reduction from reducing energy usage – ultimately leading to financial savings.
Shields Environmental is a long-standing member of Business in the Community and feels it is important to give back to the local community. With this in mind, the company took part in this year’s Give and Gain Day. Give and Gain Day is the United Kingdom’s biggest employee volunteering event. The program encourages employers across the UK to get involved and encourages staff to support initiatives in their local communities.
Managing Director, Ruben Peijnenborgh said of the day “For over 30 years Shields have used its business operations to help reduce the impact of business on the environment. This day goes to emphasize that core policy and provides some much-needed help and support to a good local cause.”
Shields Environmental has been an active member of Essex Wildlife Trust for over fifteen years and reports annually on its own carbon emissions.