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Ethisphere Names WM as One of the 2023 World's Most Ethical Companies® for the 14th Time
Companies were Evaluated in Ethics & Compliance, Corporate Governance, Leadership and Reputation, Environmental and Social Impact and Culture of Ethics


Houston  March 22, 2023 – WM (NYSE:WM), North America’s largest comprehensive waste management environmental solutions provider, today announced its recognition by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2023 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

WM has been recognized 14 times on the list and is one of only two honorees in the Environmental Services industry. In 2023, 135 honorees were recognized spanning 19 countries and 46 industries.


"At WM, we’re focused on reinventing what’s possible for our people, communities and customers to enable a more sustainable world."

- Jim Fish


“We are honored to receive this prestigious recognition once again this year,” said Jim Fish, president and CEO, WM. “At WM, we’re focused on reinventing what’s possible for our people, communities and customers to enable a more sustainable world. To deliver successfully on our vision, we must continually operate our business with strong values and a firm commitment to the highest standards of integrity.”

“Ethics matters. Organizations that commit to business integrity through robust programs and practices not only elevate standards and expectations for all, but also have better long-term performance,” said Erica Salmon Byrne, CEO Ethisphere. “We continue to be inspired by the World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees and their dedication to making real impact for their stakeholders and displaying exemplary values-based leadership. Congratulations to WM for earning a place in the World’s Most Ethical Companies community.”

More information about WM’s sustainability progress and goals can be found at

Ethics & Performance
According to Ethisphere, Ethisphere’s 2023 Ethics Index, which is the collection of publicly traded companies recognized as recipients of this year’s World’s Most Ethical Companies designation, outperformed a comparable index of large-cap companies by 13.6 percentage points over a five-year period.

Methodology & Scoring
Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity, and initiatives that support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe.

To view the full list of this year’s honorees, please visit the World’s Most Ethical Companies website, at



About WM
WM ( is North America’s largest comprehensive waste management environmental solutions provider. Previously known as Waste Management and based in Houston, Texas, WM is driven by commitments to put people first and achieve success with integrity. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides collection, recycling and disposal services to millions of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. With innovative infrastructure and capabilities in recycling, organics and renewable energy, WM provides environmental solutions to and collaborates with its customers in helping them achieve their sustainability goals. WM has the largest disposal network and collection fleet in North America, is the largest recycler of post-consumer materials and is the leader in beneficial reuse of landfill gas, with a growing network of renewable natural gas plants and the most gas-to-electricity plants in North America. WM’s fleet includes nearly 11,000 natural gas trucks – the largest heavy-duty natural gas truck fleet of its kind in North America – where more than half are fueled by renewable natural gas. To learn more about WM and the company’s sustainability progress and solutions, visit

About Ethisphere
Ethisphere is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust, and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere also helps to advance business performance through data-driven assessments, guidance, and benchmarking against its unparalleled data: the Culture Quotient dataset focused on ethical culture and featuring the responses of 2+ million employees around the world; and the Ethics Quotient dataset, featuring 200+ data points highlighting the ethics, compliance, social, and governance practices of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit

For more information: Natalie Ilseng, WM (; Anne Walker, Ethisphere (