PHOENIX, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste, scored in the 90th percentile of the Commercial Services and Supplies sector of the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability – North America IndexTM (DJSI), and was named to both the 2016 DJSI World and North America indices. Republic is the only recycling and solid waste collection provider in the Commercial Services and Supplies sector that is included in the 2016 DJSI World Index. The rankings highlight Republic's leadership in corporate governance, environmental, social and financial aspects of sustainability.
"We are honored to be recognized on two Dow Jones Sustainability indices, as it serves as a valuable benchmark to measure our current progress," said Donald W. Slager, president and CEO. "Republic collects and responsibly manages over 100 million tons of the U.S.'s solid waste and recycling each year, and takes very seriously our leadership role in improving our relationship with the environment and society while delivering financial performance to our shareholders."
Republic scored in the 90th percentile or higher on eight of the Index's sustainability dimensions. Republic led the sector in Climate Strategy; Materiality; Talent Attraction & Retention; and Risk & Crisis Management. Republic's performance demonstrates the breadth of its sustainability efforts and, importantly, the actions that lead to strong financial performance and competitiveness, which is the guiding principle of the DJSI assessment.
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™ sustainability platform, Republic is defining its approach to corporate social responsibility through the practices and programs outlined in its 2015 Sustainability Report.
As the gold standard for corporate sustainability, the DJSI recognizes the top tier of the world's largest companies from developed and emerging markets. These select companies demonstrate comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, governance, environmental and social objectives, including industry-specific sustainability trends. Only companies that lead their industries based on this assessment are included in the indices. The indices are created and maintained according to a systematic methodology, allowing investors to appropriately benchmark sustainability-driven funds and derivatives over the long term.
The DJSI are maintained collaboratively by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM. Following a best-in-class approach, the indices measure the performance of the world's sustainability leaders. For more information, visit http://www.djindexes.com/sustainability/ or http://www.robecosam.com/en/sustainability-insights/about-sustainability/corporate-sustainability-assessment/review.jsp
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.™, 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.
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