Republic's sustainability commitments are reflected in the way it does business and are guided by the five elements of its sustainability platform: Operations, Materials Management, Communities, Safety and People. Through its Blue Planet™ platform, Republic is defining its approach to sustainability through the practices and programs outlined in its 2015 Sustainability Report, which include working to reduce the carbon footprint of its own operations and those associated with the materials they collect, while increasing growth opportunities. Republic's four sustainability goals include:
- Commodities: to add an additional 150,000 tons per year or more of recycling capability through 2018.
- Energy: to develop at least two landfill gas-to-energy projects per year through 2018.
- Fleet: to reduce fleet emissions from its direct operational impacts by 3 percent by 2018.
- Safety: to reduce its OHSA recordable rates by 7 percent per year.
Republic has been steadily building on its sustainability progress, as demonstrated in the CDP Climate A List achievement and in its recent inclusion on both the Dow Jones Sustainability – North America and World – Indices.
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 722 institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change; water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for its 14 million customers. We'll handle it from here.TM, the brand's promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
For more information, visit the Republic Services website at RepublicServices.com. "Like" Republic on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RepublicServices and follow on Twitter @RepublicService.
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