WM Highlights Investments in Its People, Recycling and Renewable Natural Gas in 2021 Sustainability Report
Report Outlines Continued Momentum on WM Sustainability Goals through 2038
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211013005891/en/
2021 WM Sustainability Report Overview: Our 2021 Sustainability Report shows how WM people are doing their part to support our communities while creating new value from waste. WM is leading across several areas that impact our people, communities, environment and customers. (Graphic: Business Wire)
This year’s report focuses on the people behind the progress WM made in the past year, and how they are doing their part to take care of WM’s customers, neighbors and the environment in communities across
“As we continued to provide an essential service to customers and communities across
In addition to an investment in its people, highlights from the WM 2021 Sustainability Report include how WM:
$100 millionin new recycling infrastructure technology in 2020.
Continues to make strides in fleet emissions reduction, lowering its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 16 percent in 2020, and powering 55 percent of its more than 19,000 fleet of vehicles with renewable natural gas (RNG). WM is also building facilities to capture and process landfill gas into RNG, with approximately 20 projects in early stages of development across
- Increased demand for recycled content by collaborating with Unifi to create WM team member uniforms made of REPREVE fiber woven with recycled plastic.
Moved into WM’s new corporate headquarters in
Houston, which is the first LEED v4 Platinum Core and Shell-certified project in the U.S.The building is designed to offset 100 percent of its electricity consumption with renewable energy.
Fosters creative dialogue around protecting the planet and driving change through the annual
WM Sustainability Forumand a new web series, “Together Today, For Tomorrow.”
“I’m extremely proud of our team’s work to advance our sustainability agenda to not only propel our company forward, but encourage our customers, industry and others to make progress on sustainability,” said
WM committed to setting a Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi) emissions reduction goal in 2022 and recently improved its environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure, as recognized by third-party rating organizations. WM continues to be the only company in its industry to publish details about its landfill sites using the EJSCREEN tool, which uses nationally consistent data to identify and quantify factors related to demographic indicators and environmental quality and health.
Visit WM’s sustainability website at https://sustainability.wm.com/ for the full report and to learn more about how the company is always working for a sustainable tomorrow.
ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
WM (Waste Management) is the leading provider of comprehensive environmental services in