PHOENIX, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its dedication to responsible, long-term management of the country's recycling and non-hazardous solid waste, Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is pleased to announce its inaugural participation in CDP's 2014 climate change program, the results of which were released through the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014. For Republic's first year, which will create its baseline for future submissions, Republic earned a Disclosure score of 93 out of 100, which reflects its strong commitment to transparency, thoroughness and responsibility, and a C band in Performance - which Republic sees as a strong starting point for a first-year responder.
CDP is the only organization in the world that provides a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. The CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report presents the progress achieved by companies in reducing emissions, responding to climate-related risks and opportunities, and mobilizing influence to manage climate change.
"We are encouraged by our first-year scores in the CDP Report. Establishing a starting point is critical to our continued progress and improvement against CDP's clearly defined metrics," said Pete Keller, vice president, Recycling and Customer Solutions. "We are devoted stewards of the planet's natural resources, finding opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint while expanding our capabilities to solve our customers' evolving recycling and waste needs. Participating in the CDP Report is another important step in our promise to make this a better environment for everyone."
Involvement in the 2014 CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report substantiates the Company's commitment to provide effortless waste and recycling solutions to millions of customers across the country by placing the environment and sustainability at the center of its business strategy. Republic's submission focused on environmental stewardship, sustainable practices, renewable energy projects, operational excellence and transparency.
About Republic Services:
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through its subsidiaries, Republic's collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Republic and its employees believe in protecting the planet and applying common sense solutions to customers' waste and recycling challenges. For more information, visit the Republic website at republicservices.com.
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