Republic Services, Inc. has been recognized as one of the most innovative companies in the world by Forbes Magazine. Ranked No. 89, Republic is one of only two recycling and solid waste management companies on the 2018 list (Waste Connections ranked No. 84). Forbes selects its annual 100 World's Most Innovative Companies list by identifying companies that investors believe to be forward-thinking and that will continue to achieve profitable new growth through future advances.
"Our customers put a priority on reliability, simple solutions and environmental responsibility," said Don Slager, president and CEO of Republic Services, in a statement. "Continued innovation is central to our ability to meet or exceed those expectations. I am proud of our team of 35,000 strong; they are the reason why we are leading in innovation and on our way to becoming America's preferred provider."
This recognition from Forbes underscores investor confidence in Republic's demonstrated ability to advance its business through creative disruption and innovation. Examples can be found throughout Republic's strategy and operations, including growth through differentiation, advanced technologies, a cleaner fleet and landfill solutions.
This honor from Forbes is the latest in a series of third-party validations for Republic, including Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies List, Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies List and Dow Jones Sustainability – North America and World – Indices.