Our Blue Planet: Republic Services 2014 Sustainability Report

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Our Blue Planet: Republic Services 2014 Sustainability Report

We believe in the preservation of a Blue Planet . . . a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive -not just for today, but for generations to come.

We are guardians of our environment and have a responsibility to regenerate our planet with the materials we are entrusted to handle every day by driving increased recycling, generating renewable energy, and helping our customers be more resourceful.

We must lead by example, working diligently to improve our relationship with the environment and society through decreased vehicle emissions, innovative landfill technologies, use of renewable energy, community engagement and employee growth opportunities.

We are privileged to serve more than 14 million customers in 240 markets across the country, creating effortless experiences that support their evolving needs and honor their unique commitments to improving their communities.

By embodying the five R's on the Republic Star -Respectful, Responsible, Reliable, Resourceful and Relentless -our employees will thrive in an atmosphere where safety is a key priority and each person can be a compassionate steward of our Blue Planet.

We're committed 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 and environment -without exception, without fail.

This is not a fleeting cause. It is the foundation of our future, and the very heart of who we are as we work every day to protect our Blue Planet.

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Content from this campaign

Commitment to Safety
Due to the nature of our industry, we prioritize safety above all else. Each morning, our drivers start their day with a safety briefing. Republic Services’ drivers begin their employment with week-long equipment training that is focused on skill set verification at one of 22 driver training safety centers nationwide. This initial training is followed by weeks of in-cab instruction and...
Jul 7, 2015 11:00 AM ET
Materials Management: Recycling Partnerships
We believe in empowering our customers and communities to do the right thing. This means providing effortless recycling solutions at their homes or businesses, and creating a sustained impact through public education and awareness. We partner with major retailers, professional sports franchises, universities, and others who are as committed to protecting our Blue Planet as we are, and who...
Jun 11, 2015 11:45 AM ET
Our Sustainability Goals
Materials Management At Republic Services, we recognize the opportunity we have to responsibly manage the diversity of materials in the waste stream. Not only to extract value from those materials in the form of commodities and energy, but to also reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with those materials. We are focused on two high impact areas to drive...
Jun 3, 2015 1:00 PM ET
Message from Don Slager President & CEO
When people think about sustainability, they naturally think about environmental responsibility within the context of their own daily lives. For example, taking the time to separate recyclables from other waste, making the conscious decision to minimize the use of plastic shopping bags at the store or conserving water at home. These are meaningful choices, and their environmental impact is...
May 14, 2015 11:45 AM ET
INFOGRAPHIC: Caring for Our Planet... One Truck at a Time
With approximately 16,000 trucks on the road, Republic operates the 8th largest vocational fleet in the country. Every day, our drivers and their trucks form Republic’s front line to meet the recycling and waste needs of our residential and commercial customers. Join the conversation#OurBluePlanet About Republic ServicesRepublic...
May 7, 2015 11:45 AM ET