At Republic Services, we’re committed to partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world. That commitment begins with our Elements of Sustainability – Safety, Talent, Climate Leadership, and Communities – and these elements anchor our 2030 sustainability goals. Giving back to the communities we serve has always been a priority.
Our charitable giving platform revolves around sustainable neighborhood revitalization, and we provide support in numerous ways including financial grants, in-kind donations, and volunteer time.
In 2019, we launched our first sustainability goal related to charitable giving, aiming to positively impact 20 million people by 2030. To fully capture and represent all the great work our teams are doing in the community, we recently expanded this goal to not only include the impact of the National Neighborhood Promise Grants but also the Business Unit-funded Community Grants. We’re proud to share our new, ambitious goal to create sustainable neighborhoods through strong community partnerships for 45 million people by 2030.
While 45 million might sound a bit overwhelming, we’re confident we have the right team to get the job done.
“Over the past few years, we’ve invested in additional measurement and rigor around all of the ways Republic Services team members give back to the communities we serve,” explains Elena G., Director, Charitable Giving. “Raising the bar on our charitable efforts is an example of how we live our Committed to Serve and Human-Centered values.”
To learn more about our Charitable Giving programs and our 2030 sustainability goals, visit the 2021 Sustainability Report.