Republic Services 2017 Sustainability Report

Republic Services 2017 Sustainability Report

This latest Sustainability Report reflects important milestones toward Company goals and the Company’s commitment to providing regular reporting on its sustainability initiatives and progress. The report details the Company's sustainability strategy and achievement of its time-bound goals set in 2014.

In 2014, as part of its Blue Planet sustainability platform, Republic set its first public sustainability goals, including:

  • Energy: Develop at least two landfill gas-to-energy projects per year through 2018. This goal was achieved in 2017.
  • Recycled Commodities: Add an additional 150,000 tons or more per year of recycling capacity through 2018. This goal was achieved in 2017.
  • Fleet: Reduce absolute fleet emissions by 3 percent from direct operational impacts (Scope 1 emissions) through 2018. This goal was achieved in 2017.
  • Safety: Reduce OSHA recordable rates by 7 percent year-over-year. This goal is on tracks

Our Blue Planet®
We believe in the preservation of our 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.

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Energy & Environmental Solutions
Republic is a leading provider and trusted partner in the energy and environmental services industry. We deliver a variety of solutions for our manufacturing, industrial and energy customers — from field services at the point of drilling to the refinery and industrial services within the plants. Our advanced technologies and integrated solutions are meeting our customer’s evolving needs while...
Nov 13, 2018 11:00 AM ET
Renewable Energy Projects
Being a steward of our Blue Planet requires responsible landfill management. To us, that involves more than capturing landfill gas — a byproduct of waste decomposition in landfills. It means prioritizing renewable energy opportunities whenever possible, from harnessing landfill gas at active landfills to capturing the power of the sun, and converting previously unused resources into power for...
Oct 25, 2018 11:00 AM ET
Environmentally conscientious communities across the country are seeking our help with sustainable solutions for their organics, which includes food and yard waste. The good news is that organics are highly biodegradable and can be recycled at our compost facilities — benefiting our planet and business. Award-Winning Operations: In 2017, Republic’s Pacific Region...
Oct 22, 2018 4:35 PM ET
Running a Clean Fleet
Running a clean fleet means reducing our footprint. It requires a tremendous amount of technology, commitment and vision — all of which we have relied on to expand our fleet of clean-powered collection vehicles. Retreading Tires for an Extended Life: A tire tread can be recycled about 2.3 times beyond its initial tread. Retreading tires is a complicated process,...
Oct 16, 2018 1:40 PM ET
Recycling Simplified
In households across America, questions like these are heard several times a day: “Is this recyclable?” “It’s okay to put my recyclables in a bag, right?” “Do I need to do anything to this pizza box before I recycle it?” Recycling started as a relatively easy concept — converting discarded resources into reusable material. But, over time, two things happened — the way manufacturers...
Oct 3, 2018 1:00 PM ET