We believe in looking at the environment with a holistic, systems-oriented approach. In 1998, Sheffield achieved our long-term goal of 0% waste-water discharge.

Sheffield Platers takes great pride in protecting the fragile ecosystem in which we all live. Our clear environmental values are supported by top management and backed by corporate dollars and resources.

Our philosophy of pollution prevention has made Sheffield an industry leader in source reduction and waste minimization.

Our accomplishments have been acknowledged with the following recognitions and awards:

Top Shop Award

Named one of the best finishing shops in the U.S., according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine.


Product Finishing Top Shops Award

Earth Day Award

Environmental Action and Restoration That Helps

Environmental Responsibility Award

Presented by the Industrial Environmental Association for our waste minimization and point source reduction programs

Certificate of Recognition

Presented by United States Senator Barbara Boxer for our policy statements on individual and corporate responsibility on environmental issues

Certificate of Merit

Presented by the California Water Pollution Control Association in recognition of outstanding achievement in Industrial Waste Water Control

Environmental Alliance Certificate

Presented by the City of San Diego for our contribution to the environmental quality of the community

Certificate of Appreciation

Presented by the County of San Diego Department of Environmental, Health Hazardous Materials Division. In recognition of our contribution to the Plating Shop Compliance Workshop and Program


By the Environmental Health Coalition as an Industry Leader in Pollution Prevention

Small Business of the Month Award

Presented by the San Diego county Chamber of Commerce for our leadership in environmental stewardship for our community


Presented by the office of the Mayor of the City of San Diego (Susan Golding Mayor)

Metal Finishing Model Shop Program Recognition

Cal/EPA of Toxic Substances and Control recognizes Sheffield for its Implementation of pollution prevention and their commitment to environmental compliance

Family Owned Small Business of the year Award

Presented by Small Business Administration San Diego District, for our commitment to providing a consistently high level of service, craftsmanship, quality as well as preservation of the environment