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April 24, 2015

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

Waste Management recognized for commitment to environment, ethical business practices and corporate citizenship.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Apr. 29, 2015 —
Waste Management (NYSE:WM) has been named to Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, which ranks public companies based on outstanding corporate responsibility performance. This marks the first time WM has appeared on the list, debuting at 54.

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 303 data points of disclosure and performance measures collected from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support. The list ranks companies from the Russell 1000 Index.

“We are honored to be recognized among CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens,” said Tim Hawkins, Area Vice President of Waste Management Inc. of Florida. “Our 3,500 employees in Florida are committing to providing, safe and reliable environmental services to our customers every day while protecting our valuable natural resources and giving back to our communities as a generous corporate partner.”

In addition to recycling millions of tons of material otherwise destined for the landfill and supporting charitable organizations with cash or in-kind services donations, WM demonstrated its commitment to corporate responsibility in 2014 by:

  • Generating enough energy from collected landfill gases to power more than 500,000 American homes;
  • Dedicating over 27,000 protected acres to wildlife habitat; and
  • Decreasing emissions by using more than 3,700 trucks that run on natural gas.

CR Magazine provides case studies, analyzes best practices, and tracks trends in the five primary segments of CR: energy and the environment, risk management, governance and compliance, employee relations, and human rights.

To access the full 100 Best Corporate Citizens List visit www.thecro.com.


ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management, Inc., 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 Corporate Responsibility Magazine
SharedXpertise Media LLC is the publisher of CR Magazine, the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizen’s List, which has been ranked one of America’s three most-important business rankings according to PR Week.

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizen’s 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 303 data points. The methodology for generating the list is governed by the Ratings and Rankings Thought Leadership Council of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA).

Source: Waste Management


Waste Management
Dawn McCormick, 954-226-9894
dmccormick@wm.com