At Republic Services, we are Human-Centered – we respect the dignity and unique potential of every person. We are committed to maintaining our safe and respectful work environment, and this commitment is reinforced by our Values, our Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, and our policies – specifically our Anti-Harassment Policy. We also support this commitment through periodic trainings such as our Code of Ethics, Ethical Leadership, and Workplace-Harassment Prevention trainings.
Maintaining a safe and respectful work environment, free from harassment and discrimination, goes beyond effective policies and training. It requires each of us to keep an eye out for behavior that does not reflect our values or that violates the law – and it requires we speak-up when we see it. Here are some tips to help you support our ethical culture and maintain a work environment where everyone feels safe, valued, and respected:
- Be respectful; consider if your words or actions could offend others.
- Interrupt behavior that is not aligned with our values or the law.
- If you’re comfortable, address issues directly so others get real-time feedback and can do better.
- Share concerns with your leader, another member of management, HR, the Ethics & Compliance Team, or our Confidential AWARE Line.
Want to learn more or have questions? Review our Business Code of Ethics and Conduct, or reach out to EthicsandCompliance@republicservices.com.
We love to hear about employees who made the right choice when faced with an ethical dilemma, you can email your story to EthicsandCompliance@republicservices.com and it may be featured in a future communication.