PHOENIX, July 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced its next generation sustainability strategy, which includes seven ambitious, long-term goals designed to address critical global macrotrends related to the Company's most important sustainability risks and opportunities.
"2018 was a milestone year for Republic Services as we marked the achievement of our time-bound sustainability goals. Today, we're setting an even higher bar by establishing 2030 goals that we believe have the potential to significantly benefit the environment and society while continuing to strengthen the foundation of our business," said Donald W. Slager, chief executive officer. "The Republic team's commitment to innovation and passion for our Blue Planet® will serve as the engines propelling us forward to achieve more than ever before."
Our Blue Planet: 2030 Goals
Zero employee fatalities
Reduce OSHA Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) to 2.0 or less by 2030
Engaged Workforce: Achieve and maintain employee engagement scores at or above 88 percent by 2030
Climate Leadership: Reduce absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions 35 percent by 2030 (2017 baseline year), aligned with SBTi1
Circular Economy: Increase recovery of key materials by 40 percent on a combined basis by 2030 (2017 baseline year)
Regenerative Landfills: Increase biogas sent to beneficial reuse by 50 percent by 2030 (2017 baseline year)
Charitable Giving: Positively impact 20 million people by 2030
"We've aligned our new, more ambitious set of sustainability goals with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals that are important to our business and where we foresee the greatest opportunity to create value at scale," said Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability. "We also took the extra step of setting a science-based climate leadership goal aligned with the Science-Based Targets initiative, which we believe helps ensure we're doing our part to mitigate climate change."
1 SBTi, or Science-Based Targets initiative, is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
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.