Republic Services, Inc. announced that is has been recognized on the first-ever Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies List. The company is the only recycling and waste services company to be included in the list.
"We are pleased that our efforts have been recognized by Barron's. Republic seeks out opportunities to enhance our environmental, social and corporate governance performance, while delivering profitable growth—the true definition of sustainability for publicly owned companies," said Don Slager, president and CEO of Republic Services, in a statement. "We remain steadfast in our commitment to sustainability because it's more than picking up and handling our country's waste. This is a collective effort to do what's best for our communities, customers, employees, shareholders and the environment—without exception, without fail.”
The list was compiled with assistance from Calvert Research and Management, an investment advisory firm with a great deal of familiarity with sustainability. More than 300 different indicators were studied in order to come up with the 100 finalists.