Company also upgraded to ‘A’ in MSCI’s ESG ratings, outpacing industry peers
PHOENIX, Nov. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), a leader in environmental services, was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for a sixth consecutive year. The Company also advanced in MSCI’s ESG ratings to an “A,” ahead of its largest industry peers. The rankings are a recognition of Republic’s sustainable business practices and positive environmental, social and governance impact.
“Republic Services has worked to embed sustainability in all areas of our business, and we’re honored that our commitment and progress have been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and MSCI,” said Jon Vander Ark, president and chief executive officer. “We are dedicated to maintaining our inclusive culture while providing sustainable solutions that benefit our customers, communities and the environment.”
Republic received DJSI’s top score for environmental reporting and materiality, reflecting the Company’s commitment to transparency and disclosure through voluntary frameworks including its Sustainability Report, GRI, SASB, CDP and TCFD.
In MSCI’s ESG ratings, Republic was upgraded to “A,” the highest rating among environmental services providers. The Company received top industry scores for corporate governance and corporate behavior, with MSCI crediting the focus on talent retention, learning and development, and inclusion and diversity.
In 2019, Republic Services unveiled an ambitious set of long-term sustainability goals, which include the environmental services industry’s first SBTi-approved emissions reduction target. To learn more about Republic’s 2030 sustainability goals and download the latest Sustainability Report, visit RepublicServices.com/sustainability.
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About Republic Services
Republic Services, Inc. is a leader in the U.S. environmental services industry. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides superior customer experience while fostering a sustainable Blue Planet® for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. For more information, visit RepublicServices.com, or follow us at Facebook.com/RepublicServices, @RepublicService on Twitter or Republic Services on LinkedIn.
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