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May 7, 2018

Waste Management Named to CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

HOUSTON – MAY 7, 2018– Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) has named Waste Management (NYSE: WM) to its 19th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. The roster recognizes the standout environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of public companies across the United States.

“Waste Management’s recognition as a good corporate citizen is an honor, and a responsibility that we embrace with great pride,” said Jim Fish, president and chief executive officer of Waste Management. “We are steadfast in working towards balancing the needs of our employees, customers, shareholders, communities and our environment for our current and future generations.”

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 260 ESG data points of disclosure and performance measures—harvested from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy & community support. The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index.

“CR Magazine is proud to present the only ESG ranking list that doesn’t rely on self-reporting,” said Dave Armon, publisher of CR Magazine. “Each year, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking measures the success of the Brands Taking Stands movement by celebrating the most successful, most transparent companies that report on their responsible practices. We congratulate those honored on this year’s list for their commitment to corporate responsibility.”

CR Magazine is America’s leading voice on corporate responsibility, providing case studies, analyzing best practices, and tracking trends in ESG. For access to the full 100 Best Corporate Citizens List visit http://www.thecro.com.

For more information about Waste Management’s commitment to community and environment, visit sustainability.wm.com, where the company’s 2016 Sustainability Report and 2017 Sustainability Report Update are published. The company will publish their next full report December 2018.

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List:
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List was first published in 1999 in Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007. To compile the list, every company in the Russell 1000, the highest ranked stocks in the Russell 3000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies, is ranked according to 260 data points.

About Corporate Responsibility Magazine:
3BL Media is the publisher of CR Magazine (www.thecro.com), the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking. Together with the Corporate Responsible Association, CR Magazine presents COMMIT!Forum, Oct. 23-25, 2018, at MGM National Harbor, just outside Washington, D.C. The theme is Brands Taking Stands – The Long View.

About 3BL Media
3BL Media is the world’s leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations. Through targeted content distribution, multimedia promotions and hands-on learning experiences, 3BL Media amplifies the stories, experiences and perspectives of companies, NGOs and nonprofits through an unrivaled network of corporate responsibility and sustainability professionals, influencers and audiences. Learn more here.