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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Republic Services Optimizes Collections with Fleet Innovation
Each day, Republic Services’ drivers fulfill a promise to our customers – 5.8 million recycling and waste collection pick-ups, or promises fulfilled with precision and consistency. Our customers understand that each promise comes with an assurance that their recyclables and waste will be handled the right way – safely and in an environmentally responsible manner. This, of course,...
Nov 2, 2017 12:00 PM ET
Sustainable Solutions for Organics
Organics are a fast growing part of an evolving waste stream and represent nearly 30% of what Americans discard daily. According to the EPA, food waste is the second largest category of municipal solid waste sent to the nation’s landfills. At Republic Services, we are working with some of our nation’s most iconic hotels, resorts and theme parks, and forward-thinking municipalities, on...
Oct 30, 2017 10:20 AM ET
Converting Waste Into Renewable Energy
Responsible landfill management involves the proper handling of landfill gas and liquids, which are byproducts of the decomposition of waste. It requires considerable science, engineering and technology to manage an evolving waste stream in a manner that is protective of the air, land and water for generations to come. It also involves a relentless commitment to innovation. Landfills...
Oct 25, 2017 11:00 AM ET
We Prioritize Safety Above All Else
Due to the nature of our industry, we prioritize safety above all else. An exemplary safety track record helps ensure that every employee returns home at the end of the day. It also helps us attract the best drivers and improves relationships with the communities we serve, while reducing costs. Republic’s safety performance is 41% better than the industry average...
Oct 23, 2017 12:00 PM ET
Increased Recycling Capabilities
The recycling needs of the communities we serve are constantly evolving — and we have to evolve with them. Republic is making consistent, strategic investments in our sorting technologies and infrastructure to ensure that our facilities are capable of meeting the sustainability goals of the communities and businesses we serve. Last year, we invested over $13 million in new recycling...
Oct 20, 2017 11:00 AM ET