PHOENIX, November 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), a leader in environmental services, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for a sixth consecutive year. The company also rose in MSCI’s ESG ratings to an “A”, ahead of its top peers in the industry. The rankings are a recognition of Republic’s sustainable business practices and its positive environmental, social and governance impact.
“Republic Services has strived to mainstream sustainability into all areas of our business, and we are honored that our commitment and progress has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the MSCI,” said Jon Vander Ark , President and CEO. “We are committed to maintaining our inclusive culture while providing sustainable solutions that benefit our customers, communities and the environment. ”
Republic received the highest score from DJSI for environmental reporting and materiality, reflecting the company’s commitment to transparency and disclosure through volunteer frameworks, including its Sustainability Report, GRI, SASB, CDP and TCFD.
In MSCI’s ESG ratings, Republic was upgraded to “A”, the highest rating among environmental service providers. The company received the industry best scores for corporate governance and corporate behavior, with MSCI attributing the emphasis on talent retention, learning and development, as well as inclusion and diversity.
In 2019, Republic Services unveiled an ambitious set of long-term sustainability goals, which include the first SBTi-approved emissions reduction target for the environmental services sector. To find out more about the Republic’s 2030 sustainable development goals and download the latest sustainable development report, visit RepublicServices.com/durability.
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About the services of the Republic
Republic Services, Inc. is a leader in the United States environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the Company offers a superior customer experience while promoting a sustainable blue planet® for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. For more information visit RepublicServices.com, or follow us on Facebook.com/RepublicServices, @RepublicService on Twitter or Republic Services on LinkedIn.
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