PHOENIX — Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), a leader in environmental services, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the sixth consecutive year. The company also moved up MSCI’s ESG ratings to an “A”, ahead of its larger industry peers. The ranking is recognition of Republic’s sustainable business practices and its positive impact on the environment, society and governance.
“Republic Services has worked to integrate 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 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 DJSI’s top score for environmental reporting and materiality, reflecting the company’s commitment to transparency and disclosure through voluntary frameworks, including its Sustainability Report, GRI, SASB, CDP and TCFD.
In MSCI’s ESG ratings, Republic was upgraded to “A”, the highest score among environmental service providers. The company received industry-leading ratings for corporate governance and corporate behavior, with MSCI awarding a focus on talent retention, learning and development, and inclusion and diversity.
In 2019, Republic Services unveiled an ambitious set of long-term sustainability goals, which include the environmental services industry’s first SBTi-approved emissions reduction target. To learn more about Republic’s 2030 sustainability goals and download the latest sustainability report, visit RepublicServices.com/sustainability.
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About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is a leader in the US environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides a superior customer experience while promoting a sustainable blue planet® future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier 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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