We’re excited to announce that our annual Sustainability Report is here! This year, the report highlights Republic’s enhanced approach to climate leadership and tracks progress toward our ambitious 2030 sustainability goals. Our sustainability achievements in 2020 included a 5 percent reduction in operational greenhouse gas emissions and an increase in the recycling of key materials to support the circular economy.
Here are a few standout stats highlighting what we did in 2020:
Safety: The Republic Services team recorded a significant 21 percent reduction in overall safety incidents, making 2020 our 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: We have made an industry-leading commitment to fleet electrification, and in 2020, our first electric collection truck pilot began service.
Communities: Through the Republic Services Charitable Foundation, the Company contributed $5 million to neighborhood and small business revitalization, positively impacting 2.1 million people.
Thank you to all of our incredible employees who help make our planet a better place.