Republic Services was named to both the 2017 DJSI World and North America indices for the second consecutive year.
Republic is the only recycling and solid waste collection provider included in the 2017 DJSI Indices.
"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," Republic President and CEO Donald W. Slager said in a statement. "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.