Waste Management Joins the ‘We Are Still In’ Coalition
Commits to Climate Action and Leadership
As a signatory of the ‘We Are Still In’ coalition, Waste Management pledges to do its part to help offset Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and stem the causes of climate change.
“Waste Management’s support of ‘We Are Still In’ aligns with our values
and vision for the future,” said
Initiatives the company is taking to reduce its carbon footprint include:
- Producing renewable, low-carbon fuels from waste
- Creating near-zero emissions collection fleet by investing in the cleanest natural gas-fueled trucks available
- Increasing the use of renewable energy
- Expanding the productivity of recycling operations, with an emphasis on increasing the recycling of materials that provide the greatest GHG reduction benefit; and
- Providing climate-related sustainability consulting services to customers who want to improve tracking, reduce their carbon footprints, and/or prepare for potential carbon cap-and-trade or carbon tax scenarios.
“Our commitment marries leadership in climate action with economic value for our customers and shareholders, the true definition of a sustainable business model,” Fish continued.
Waste Management has a long track record of leadership in climate-related disclosure, discipline and innovation, supporting our premise that good environmental practices make good business sense. The CDP (formerly the Climate Disclosure Program), considered the world's most comprehensive rating of companies leading in environmental action, has named Waste Management to its Climate A list.
Read more about our commitment to the environment in our 2018 Sustainability Report: WM 2018 Sustainability Report.
ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management, based in
ABOUT WE ARE STILL IN
‘We Are Still In’ is a joint declaration of support for climate action,
signed by thousands of leaders across the sectors of American business,
government, academia, culture and faith. Its signatories demonstrate
America’s enduring commitment to delivering on the promise of the 2015
Paris Agreement and represent 155 million citizens, all 50 states, and
Source: Waste Management
Tiffiany Moehring, 720.346.5372