About Us

Who We Are

The CEPEP Company Limited is an Agency of the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government.

This company develops, implements and manages programmes that protect, enhance and beautify the environment in service areas known as environmental work areas (EWAs). The Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP) – our designated company name – was officially launched on the 29th of July 2002 by our former Prime Minister, Mr. Patrick Manning and it suitably represents our mandate.

The foremost goal of CEPEP is to educate communities about the need to improve and preserve our natural environment.

CEPEP’s goals are achieved through the enlistment of contracting companies that are independently responsible for the recruitment and management of workers.

CEPEP cares for its labour force because we understand the significance of their contribution to our work. We have designed programmes uniquely tailored to develop our contractors and their employees through continuous training and certification.

The CEPEP Company Limited further encourages integrity and social dialogue among its contractor workers through its Decent Work Agenda consultations. These consultations focus on freedom of speech, equity, security and human dignity.

Our Ste Madeleine location is the home to our head office and our Tobago arm is managed under the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

The CEPEP Company Limited strives to be the premier environmental protection company and will continue along its path to growth and positive development as it remains committed to its vision, mission, and social responsibility.

Our Board of Directors

The Community-Based Environmental Protection and Enhancement Programme (CEPEP) is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of persons appointed in accordance with the Companies Act of Trinidad and Tobago. The Chair and eight (8) other members are accountable to the Minister of Rural Development and Local Government. The Board of Directors was appointed in 2017.

Chairman

Ms. Marilyn Michael

Deputy Chairman

Mr. Derek Ambrose

Board Members

Mr. Sabeer Ali

Ms. Phyllis Wickman-Stewart

Mrs. Cheryl Ann Ryan- Mohammed

Mr. Rajcoomar Bhagaloo

Ms. Heather Tardieu

Mr. Glen Roach

Mr. Cecil Santana

Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Keith Eddy

Corporate Secretary

Mrs. Nicole Gopaulsingh

Senior Operations Officer

Mr. Matthew Kailah

Senior Marketing & Communications Officer

Ms. Sherry-Ann Lawerance

Senior Human Resource Officer

Mrs. Willa Guy-Straker

Senior Financial Officer

Mr. Gary Stoddard

Senior Audit Officer

Ms. Alicia Austin

Departments

Information Technology (IT) Department

The IT Department ensures that each piece of hardware devise and software system are performing at optimal standard in the day-to-day activities of the Company. Their core focus is to avoid the lapse of downtime when any hardware devise or software system fails whilst safeguarding the Company’s internal operations.

Internal Audit Department

In accordance with the code of conduct the role of the Internal Audit Department is to provide independent assurance that the Company’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively. The professional staff of this unit are independent of the Company’s operations as to provide an unbiased evaluation when reporting.

Finance Department  

The dedicated members of the Finance Department ensures that the fiscal soundness of the Company is maintained. They are responsible for the proper and timely implementation of accounts payable and receivable, ensuring that each department functions within budgetary boundaries and payroll.

Legal Department

As this department is considered to be one of the most prominent unit of the Company, they are responsible for properly discharging the Company’s affairs. The Legal Department follows well defined rules and regulations ensuring that contracted companies are in conformity with all laws and regulations as bound by their contracts. They are also liable for providing legal consultation as well as creating and reviewing contracts and agreements generated from the other departments as well as outside parties.

Compliance Department

Amongst their various activities this Department ensures that the Contractors comply with certain terms of their contract with the CEPEP Company Limited which include accurate payments to statutory bodies and provision of insurance for their field workers. It provides a range of administrative services (file/document registry) that support and reviews the Core contractors’ statutory obligations to their field workers. The Department processes and analyses payments made by the contractors to the relevant statutory bodies which are to be submitted to the said Department.

Human Resource Department

The Human Resource Department may be considered as the central pillar of the Company. They are responsible for staffing the Company, the development of staff members, identifying appropriate compensation based on person’s roles, performances and legal requirements, health and safety practices of the in-house staff and act as a mediator regarding labour relations.

Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Department

The above unit is responsible for the developing and implementing the Company’s safety policies and guidelines. They focus on generating safety awareness, knowledge and preparedness across the Company including the contracted companies engaged with CEPEP. Safety meeting are held daily as a reminder to the contracted companies’ workers to practice safety at all times.

Marketing and Communications Department

The Marketing and Communications Department is an integral unit as it serves as the face of the Company. The Unit is responsible for the highlighting of all works and projects being done by the Company and tasked with the responsibility of generating income as well as foreseeing the training and development of all contracted companies.

Operations Department

This unit is considered the muscle of the Company. The Operations Department is by far the largest unit of the Company and focuses on the ensuring the environmental work areas throughout the country is kept in an immaculately prime condition. All contracted companies are governed by this unit together with the facilities unit and transport unit of the Company.

Procurement Department

The procurement Department ensures that good and services are purchased at the right time and the right quality and quantity. All corporate policies are followed when purchasing stocks and impeccable negotiations skills are displayed in getting the best prices.

What we Do

Environmental Clean-up, Beautification and Maintenance

Our contractors and their team members specialize in the cleaning up of areas that contain substances that could have a harmful affect on humans and/or the environment. Fully equipped and outfitted to handle hazardous substances, our workers are also able to do restorative landscaping to help enhance our environment.

Cleaning and sanitization of buildings, auditoriums, community centres, wholesale and retail buildings or warehouses and fish markets.

Disaster and Emergency Response (DERT)

The CEPEP Company Limited partners with the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), as a second responder, to provide cleanup operations during natural disasters such as floods, landslides and other natural disasters. The DERT embodies our fourth pillar which is, Enhanced Community Integration, this ensures that CEPEP builds and foster the well-beings of the communities.

Waste Removal

Collection, Sorting and Batching of recyclable materials. This goes hand in hand with our mandate of environmental protection and preservation. The CEPEP Company Limited is committed to ensuring that all waste is disposed of in a sustainable way that preserves the environment.

Eco-Sites Management

Nature trails, picnic sites and many other open spaces are maintained by the CEPEP Company Limited. Our Eco-Sites are maintained to ensure that our public stakeholders have a clean and enjoyable space for those quality moments.

Dead Animal Removal Team (DART)

The DART is responsible for the removal of dead animals from all major roadways across Trinidad. CEPEP removes dead animals that are under the weight of 50 kgs from public areas. The animal’s carcass is then disposed in the nearest landfill. These landfills include: Beetham landfill, Forest Park and Guanapo landfill.

Our Business Services

The CEPEP Company Limited provides commercial and residential services. All necessary resources are available to get the job done.

Commercial and Residential Landscaping Services

Landscaping services range from simple maintenance to creating a natural escape in residential or commercial spaces of all types. Natural and manmade elements are merged to create the sanctuary desired within a budget. Services include:

  • Tree pruning (encouraging tree development, stimulating flower production, reduce pest problems)
  • Grass cutting
  • Maintenance of surroundings

Outdoor Grounds Maintenance

With years of experience in ground maintenance, the CEPEP Company Limited offers services which include removal and cleaning of debris, white waste removal (which includes large appliances, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washers, dryers and air conditioners) and power washing. This service can also be requested for public open spaces which include, but are not limited to, recreation fields and public parks.

Small Construction Services

Small Construction Services of the CEPEP Company Limited include:

  • Environmental Civil Works – provision of environmental services
  • Stewardship services – consultation for responsible planning and management of environmental resources.

Irrigation

Farmers and home gardeners who need assistance to supply their dry land with water for agricultural preparation, can engage us for this service. The provision of this service also includes the creation systems using canals, channels, and hoses.

Waste Collection and Disposal Services

Another great service offered is solid waste management. The Company undertakes waste collection inclusive of the removal of old appliances, furniture, bulk waste and ensures it is disposed or recycled effectively.

Desilting

We have the equipment and manpower to undertake projects that entail the clearance of drains and water courses which can lead to blockages or obstructions that cause flooding.

Heavy Equipment Rental

The CEPEP Company Limited has a fleet of heavy equipment which includes rental of backhoes, excavators, cranes to meet commercial and residential needs.

Haulage

We provide commercial transport services for goods. This includes the horizontal transport of supplies, waste (cartage or drayage), ore, soil, sand and other materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dead Animal Removal Team (DART)

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