Company earns place on CDP’s highest performance A List
HOUSTON – NOV 1, 2017– Waste Management (NYSE: WM) has been recognized as a leader among companies from around the world by environmental not-for-profit CDP for the depth and quality of climate change data it discloses to investors and the global marketplace.
Waste Management’s leadership status was announced on CDP’s 2017 Climate A List, which includes those companies from around the world that have been identified as leading in their efforts and actions to combat climate change in the past CDP reporting year. Waste Management is among 5% of companies participating in CDP’s climate change program to be featured on the 2017 Climate A List. This is in recognition of its actions in the last reporting year to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy.
“Being recognized among the top companies around the world dedicated to addressing risks related to climate change is truly an honor,” said Jim Fish, president and chief executive officer of Waste Management. “With help from our employees and customers, working toward reductions in greenhouse gas emissions is the right thing to do for our planet, for our company and for our future generations.”
Waste Management has been included in CDP’s survey results since 2004, but this is the second year that Waste Management has achieved a position on CDP’s Climate A List. The Climate A List and full company scores are available on CDP’s website: www.cdp.net/en/scores-2017.
The scores are released on the same day as CDP’s second annual analysis in the series: Tracking progress on corporate climate action. This year’s assessment reveals that more companies are setting increasingly ambitious and longer-term climate targets, while the transition to a low-carbon economy is also driving product innovation and the uptake of new tools for change. CDP is a not-for-profit that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts.
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.
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The methodology and criteria for the Climate A List are available on CDP’s website.
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