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WCN, WM Release 2019 Sustainability Reports

WCN, WM Release 2019 Sustainability Reports

The reports highlight Waste Management's and Waste Connections' progress on their sustainability goals.

Waste Connections, Inc. (WCN) just announced the release of its 2019 Sustainability Report, which covers calendar years 2017 and 2018 and highlights the company's continued focus on safety, culture, training and development, community involvement, environmental stewardship, governance and ethics. 

In addition, WCN introduced and incorporated Sustainability Accounting Standards Board disclosure into its 2019 Sustainability Report in order to provide comparable statistics and additional transparency on solid waste industry-related metrics.

"We are pleased to update and expand disclosure around our sustainability efforts, which we believe demonstrate our commitment to multiple stakeholders, including our employees, the communities we serve and our shareholders, as well as the environment,” said Worthing F. Jackman, president and chief executive officer, in a statement.

In his opening letter in the report, Jackman explained WCN is continuing its efforts to minimize impacts on the environment by:

  • Encouraging materials recycling and reuse.
  • Using waste to generate clean, renewable energy.
  • Reducing its carbon footprint and use of fossil fuels.
  • Exploring alternatives to landfill disposal.

The Waste Connections 2019 Sustainability Report is available here. Environmental data related to 2017 and 2018 greenhouse gas emissions was independently verified, according to the company.

Waste Management (WM) also released its 2019 Sustainablity Report, providing updated data to supplement the company’s full 2018 report titled “Change for the Better.” The report highlights progress on the company’s 2038 sustainability goals, key performance indicators, recycling and recent awards.

“Waste Management prepared its first ‘Environmental Report’ in 1992, well before we used the term ‘sustainability,’ and before we regularly reported on environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles,” said Jim Fish, president and CEO of Waste Management, in a statement. “Little did we know where this journey would take us. As champions for sustainability, we remain focused on our commitment to our planet and people, driven by our dedicated employees.”

The Waste Management 2019 Sustainability Report is available here

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