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Republic Services Reports Reduced Emissions, Increased Circularity of Key Materials
Republic's sustainability platform is anchored by its Elements of Sustainability, which are deeply integrated into its business and form the basis of the Company's 2030 goals. This year, the platform evolved to align the Company's climate-related goals under a new Climate Leadership element. The Company reported positive strides toward its climate goals, with a reduction in overall emissions, an increase in circularity of recyclable commodities and organics, and numerous renewable energy projects under development.
Additional highlights include:
Safety: The Republic Services team recorded a significant 21 percent reduction in overall safety incidents, making 2020 its safest year on record.
Human Capital: Amid the challenges of a global pandemic, Republic maintained an employee engagement score of 85 percent, well above industry and overall benchmarks.
Climate Leadership: Republic has made an industry-leading commitment to fleet electrification, and in 2020, its first electric collection truck pilot began service.
Communities: Through the
Throughout 2020 and the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic,
In 2020, Republic was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the fifth consecutive year, receiving an industry-leading score for its climate strategy. The Company also was recognized as one of
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