Republic Services 2016 Sustainability Report

Republic Services 2016 Sustainability Report

We believe in the preservation of a Blue Planet... a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive – not just for today, but for generations to come.

We are guardians of our environment and have a responsibility to regenerate our planet with the materials we are entrusted to handle every day by driving increased recycling, generating renewable energy, and helping our customers to be more resourceful.

We must lead by example, working diligently to improve our relationship with the environment and society through decreased vehicle emissions, innovative landfill technologies, use of renewable energy, community engagement and employee growth opportunities.

We are privileged to serve more than 14 million customers in 240 markets across the country, creating effortless experiences that support their evolving needs and honor their unique commitments to improving their communities.

By embodying the Five R’s on the Republic Star – Respectful, Responsible, Reliable, Resourceful and Relentless – our employees will thrive in an atmosphere where safety is our top priority and each person can be a compassionate steward of our Blue Planet.

We’re committed because it’s more than picking up and handling our country’s waste. This is a collective effort to do what’s best for our communities, customers, employees, shareholders and environment – without exception, without fail.

This is not a fleeting cause. It is the foundation for our future, and the very heart of who we are as we work every day to protect our Blue Planet.

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Building Stronger Communities
Republic Services is dedicated to being a good neighbor in the communities in which we live and work, and we are committed to building strong communities by supporting the people, businesses and organizations that call these communities home. This includes investing in our communities through customer engagement, philanthropic giving, volunteerism, environmentally responsible infrastructure...
Nov 30, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Becoming an Employer of Choice
Whether it’s providing training, the right tools and resources for the job, growth and development opportunities or celebrating achievements, at Republic Services, we believe in making our people feel welcomed and valued. We believe this brings out the very best in our people and it attracts the best possible outside talent. It is why we have become an employer of choice. When employees...
Nov 22, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Feeding Those in Need – Republic Services’ Los Angeles Food Waste and Recovery Program
Hunger in America is a striking epidemic. According to the USDA Economic Research Service and Feeding America, one in every six people face hunger in our country. A shocking 20.6 percent of households with children are food insecure. At Republic Services, we know as a leader in the recycling and waste services industry that it’s important for us to be a good neighbor in the communities...
Nov 20, 2017 12:10 PM ET
Recovering Value from Exploration & Production Waste
There’s a Renaissance in Texas’ Permian Basin. Not a renaissance of art or literature, but of oil. In the past year, the number of active drill rigs operating in the local area has tripled. More exploration and production (E&P) = more solids and liquid-based muds, or byproducts from the E&P processes that must be managed responsibly. The renaissance is great for business...
Nov 13, 2017 11:00 AM ET
Standardized Maintenance & Supply Chain Innovation
Through fleet automation, Republic Services’ One Fleet standardized vehicle maintenance program, conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, and the use of renewable natural gas derived from organic waste, Republic has lowered our fossil fuel usage, which also reduces costs. In fact, over the past four years, even as our business has grown by 11.5%, we’ve been...
Nov 6, 2017 1:00 PM ET