Waste Management recognized for commitment to environment, ethical business practices and corporate citizenship.
Waste Management (NYSE:WM), has been named to Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine's list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, which ranks public companies based on outstanding corporate responsibility performance. This marks the first time WM has appeared on the list, debuting at 54.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 303 data points of disclosure and performance measures collected from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support. The list ranks companies from the Russell 1000 Index.
"We are honored to be recognized among CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens," said Doug Corcoran, director of public sector solutions of Waste Management of Southern California. "For more than forty years we have been serving as a green community partner throughout the City of Los Angeles and beyond, while remaining deeply rooted in our commitment to the environment and ethical business practices."
In addition to recycling millions of tons of material otherwise destined for the landfill and supporting charitable organizations with cash or in-kind services donations, WM demonstrated its commitment to corporate responsibility in 2014 by:
• Generating enough energy from collected landfill gases to power more than 500,000 American homes
• Dedicating over 27,000 protected acres to wildlife habitat
• Decreasing emissions by using more than 3,700 trucks that run on natural gas
CR Magazine provides case studies, analyzes best practices, and tracks trends in the five primary segments of CR: energy and the environment, risk management, governance and compliance, employee relations, and human rights.
To access the full 100 Best Corporate Citizens List visit www.thecro.com.