PHOENIX, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal, was named to both the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and North America Indices for the third consecutive year. The rankings highlight Republic's continued leadership in corporate governance, environmental, social and financial sustainability.
"Republic Services is truly honored to be recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the third year in a row. This accomplishment continues to serve as a benchmark to measure the progress we are making toward our sustainability goals," said Donald W. Slager, president and CEO. "It's a privilege to serve more than 14 million customers across the country every day. We are deeply committed to our leadership role in protecting the planet while making Republic a great place to work for our employees and creating long-term value for our shareholders."
Notably, Republic Services received the top score in the corporate governance, materiality (stakeholder engagement), and talent attraction & retention categories, all of which are factors that enhance the Company's ability to deliver value over the long term. Republic's performance demonstrates the breadth of its sustainability efforts and the actions that lead to strong financial performance and competitiveness, which is the guiding principle of the DJSI assessment.
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 https://us.spindices.com/.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste disposal. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make responsive 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.