PHOENIX – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) has been certified Great Place to Work for the fifth consecutive year, and for the first time, the company has been named one of the 2021 PEOPLE Companies that Care by Great Place to Work and PEOPLE magazine.
Great Place to Work is the global authority on corporate culture, employee experience and leadership behaviors proven to drive peak revenue, employee retention and increased innovation. Less than 1,000 companies in the United States are certified by the organization. Published by PEOPLE, the Companies that Care list highlights the best American companies that have succeeded in business while demonstrating exceptional respect, care and concern for their employees, communities and the environment. .
âRepublic Services is a place where the best people come to work and realize their potential,â said Jon Vander Ark, President and CEO. âWe pride ourselves on recognition based on direct feedback from our employees, as it demonstrates our collective commitment to serving customers, our communities and our team members. “
Eighty percent of Republic employees rated the company as a great place to work during the two-week survey period. That compares to 59% of employees in a typical American business, according to Great Place to Work. Additionally, 88% of Republic employees felt welcomed when they joined the company and 84% are proud of their accomplishments within the company.
Republic Services is focused on maintaining a corporate culture that strongly values ââemployee engagement and invests in meaningful employment practices that make it an employer of choice. The Company prides itself on its inclusive culture and continues to take bold steps to attract, hire and retain talented people from all backgrounds.
Throughout 2020, Republic has emphasized the importance of taking care of local teams in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company launched Committed to Serve, a nearly $ 35 million initiative that included weekly independent restaurant meals in local communities for employees and their families, gift cards for employees to spend locally, funding for revitalizing small businesses through the Republic Services Charitable Foundation and rewards money to the frontline team.
Republic was appointed to Barron’s 100 most sustainable companies and fortune The world’s most admired companies rankings for 2021. The Company has received other notable accolades, including inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the fifth consecutive year and 3BL Media’s 100 best corporate citizens for 2021.
For more information on Republic’s commitment to communities, employees and the environment, see the Sustainable development report 2020. Those interested in starting their career in the services of the Republic can explore the opportunities at RepublicServices.jobs