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October 3, 2018
Waste Management has been listed on the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for North America and the World. This distinction marks a recognition of the company’s corporate sustainability leadership within the industry.
“It is quite an honor to be among one of the first companies to be recognized by Dow Jones as a sector leader on the DJSI World Indices,” said Jim Fish, president and CEO of Waste Management, in a statement. “Since 1993, we have been reporting on company-wide, environmental innovations, and since have increasingly focused on all aspects of sustainability. We have come a long way since then, and our continued success is due to the dedication, hard work and passion of our employees.”
According to the company, Waste Management’s 2018 Total Sustainability Score leads the commercial services and supplies industry, based on the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment used to compile the DJSI. The report provides a broad overview of the performance of the commercial services and supplies industry and the relative positioning of Waste Management at the dimension and criteria level.
In the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment, Waste Management received a score of 90 percent or above in 13 categories, and a score of 100 percent in the following seven categories:
Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy
Labor Practice Indicators
Risk & Crisis Management
The RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment is an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices and performance. Every March, RobecoSAM extends invitations to more than 3,500 of the largest, listed companies globally to participate in the assessment by completing an in-depth questionnaire. Assessment results are published in September.
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