PHOENIX, Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste, was named to both the 2017 DJSI World and North America indices for the second consecutive year. Republic is the sole recycling and solid waste collection provider included in the 2017 DJSI Indices. The rankings highlight Republic's continued leadership in corporate governance, environmental, social and financial sustainability.
"Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is truly an honor, and it serves as a benchmark to measure the progress we are making toward our sustainability goals," said Donald W. Slager, president and CEO. "We are privileged to serve more than 14 million customers across the country every day, creating effortless experiences that support their evolving needs and honoring their commitments to improve their communities. We are deeply committed to our leadership role in improving our relationship with the environment and society while delivering financial performance to our shareholders."
Republic received a top score in the risk & crisis management, materiality (stakeholder engagement), human capital development and talent attraction & retention categories – all factors that enhance the Company's ability to deliver value over the long term. Republic's performance demonstrates the breadth of its sustainability efforts and, importantly, the actions that lead to strong financial performance and competitiveness, which is the guiding principle of the DJSI assessment.
Through its Blue Planet™ sustainability platform, Republic is defining its approach to and steadily building on corporate social responsibility through the practices and programs outlined in its latest Sustainability Report, which can be viewed at: RepublicServices.com/Sustainability.
As the gold standard for corporate sustainability, the DJSI recognizes the top tier of the world's largest companies from developed and emerging markets. These select companies demonstrate comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, governance, environmental and social objectives, including industry-specific sustainability trends. Only companies that lead their industries based on this assessment are included in the indices. The indices are created and maintained according to a systematic methodology, allowing investors to appropriately benchmark sustainability-driven funds and derivatives over the long term.
The DJSI are maintained collaboratively by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM. Following a best-in-class approach, the indices measure the performance of the world's sustainability leaders. For more information, visit http://www.djindexes.com/sustainability/.
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, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for its 14 million customers. We'll handle it from here.™, the brand's promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet™ for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world.
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