PHOENIX, February 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), a leader in environmental services, has been named to Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies list for the fourth time in five years, rising to No. 33. The recognition comes after a year of continuous progress towards ambitious 2030 sustainability goals, including increased circularity of key materials and the development of energy and organic landfill gas recovery projects.
“Republic Services continues to prioritize safety, talent, climate leadership and communities in our efforts to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world,” said Jon Vander Ark, President and CEO. “We are proud to be the only environmental services company to make this year’s list of Barron’s Most Sustainable Companies, and we are committed to providing services and solutions that make the world a better place for future generations. .”
Barron’s partnered with Calvert Research and Management to analyze the 1,000 largest publicly traded companies by market value, assessing their business operations against more than 230 ESG performance indicators across five key groups: shareholders, employees, customers, community and planet. Top performers scored high on workplace diversity, data security, and greenhouse gas emissions factors across all stakeholder categories.
Republic Services is a long-time leader in sustainability, with an ambitious set of 2030 goals that include the first SBTi-endorsed greenhouse gas reduction target. Over the past year, the company has improved its approach to climate leadership, developing new landfill gas projects into renewable natural gas and using closed landfills as solar energy fields. The Company also continues to help businesses and communities across the country achieve their climate action goals. Last fall, Republic opened the first fully solar-powered composting facility in California as well as unveiling two new organics pre-treatment plants designed to help customers meet new organic waste and diversion regulations.
Republic Services has received other notable third-party rankings and recognitions over the past year, including 3BL Media’s Top 100 Corporate Citizens, Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America and the Great Place to Work certification.
To learn more about Republic Services’ 2030 goals and how the company demonstrates sustainability in action, visit RepublicServices.com/sustainability.
About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is a leader in the US environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides superior service offerings while partnering with its customers to create a more sustainable world. For more information, visit RepublicServices.com, or follow us at Facebook.com/RepublicServices, @RepublicService on Twitter or Republic Services on LinkedIn.
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