Steel giant signs up to help protect South Yorkshire's environment

INDUSTRIAL giant Tata Steel is backing efforts to preserve the South Yorkshire’s green spaces.

The company, one of the top ten steelmakers in the the world has joined the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust as a corporate member.

Ed Heath-Whyte,  Environmental Affairs manager at Tata Steel said: "The company recognises the value of looking after our local environment.

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"Our sites have significant green areas which provide habitat for wildlife. Our involvement with the Trust will enable us to improve the management of these areas so  wildlife can thrive and our sites become greener places."

Liz Ballard, chief executive of the Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham added: "We are really pleased to have Tata Steel supporting us in our aim to achieve an amazing green landscape for the wildlife and people of Sheffield and Rotherham.

“In these difficult economic times, it is easy to forget how important it is to invest in our environment and all of the natural resources that it provides - from the raw materials for steel manufacturing to natural flood defences along our rivers.”

The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham is the largest voluntary sector nature conservation and environmental regeneration organisation in South Yorkshire with more than 5,600 members.

It manages 12 nature reserves and provides a wide range of environmental activities so that people of all ages can learn about wildlife.

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