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Republic Earns High Marks on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index
Scores 80 out of 100 in First Year of Active Participation on the National Report

PHOENIX (Feb. 12, 2016) Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) earned a score of 80 out of 100 on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation administers the annual scorecard. This was the first year Republic participated with the Corporate Equality Index.

“We strive to be the best place to work for everyone, every day,” said Leslie Solondz, vice president of employment practices at Republic Services. “While we are pleased with our initial ranking, we are committed to continuing to evolve our benefits and programs in ways that enable us to recruit and retain the best talent. We believe that diversity only makes us stronger, and consider it integral to the differentiation we offer customers.”

Republic has been focused on initiatives to make all employees feel welcomed and valued for years. In 2013, Republic introduced Mosaic, an ongoing initiative to create a truly diverse workplace and inclusive culture. The initiative involved creating a talent acquisition function, continued employee education, manager accountability, and association involvement, as well as prioritizing development and promotional opportunities for all employees.

The 2016 Corporate Equality Index evaluated and rated a total of 1,024 businesses nationwide on their LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to download the report, please visit

About Republic Services

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste.  Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for their commercial, industrial, municipal, residential and oilfield customers. We’ll handle it from here.TM, the brand’s tagline, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.

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Jennifer Mitchell Eldridge
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