PHOENIX, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is pleased to announce that the Company has been named to the Climate A List by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a leading international non-profit organization dedicated to measuring and disclosing environmental information, in the CDP 2016 Global Climate Change Report. Less than 10 percent of companies worldwide who submit the disclosure questionnaire are named to the Climate A List. This year, only 194 companies from around the world made this elite list.
"As a leader in the U.S. waste and recycling industry, we take our commitment to regenerate the planet with the materials we are entrusted to handle every day very seriously," said Donald W. Slager, president and chief executive officer. "We are honored by this latest recognition, and the continued validation of our social, environmental and governance programs. These programs allow us to build a more profitable business and enhance long-term value creation."
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.
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