Tata Steel launches Dee Day clear up 2011
On Friday 16th September, Tata Steel kicked off the annual Big Dee Day. Nearly 100 people attended the launch at the Shotton site including local dignitaries and officials.
The event, co-ordinated by the Flintshire Coastal Rangers, engages local businesses and communities to help battle the tidal litter that accumulates along the banks of the River Dee.
Running for several years with growing success
The event has run for several years with growing success, and this year was no exception. Morning presentations were held at Tata Steel, Shotton site at the new Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC) where, volunteers had the opportunity to witness sustainable developments for the building envelope in action, whilst enjoying a hearty breakfast before the hard work began.
Employees at Tata Steel covered 1½ miles of riverbank collecting 30 bags of rubbish
Volunteer Jessica Perry said:
“Its very rewarding doing something for the community, contributing to the local area and making it more enjoyable for all. This is one of many community projects Tata Steel is actively involved in.”
Cllr Arnold Woolley commented on the event saying:
“It’s a credit to all the local authorities, businesses, residential and community groups involved.”
As a market leader for nearly 50 years, Tata Steel has made sustainability a key part of their operations. By supporting local authorities and taking opportunities like this to clean up the environment, they take pride in getting their hands dirty and supporting the community.