Waste Management and Republic Services receive recognition for leading in efforts to reverse climate change

By Cole Rosengren, Waste Dive. 

Dive Brief:

  • Both Waste Management and Republic Services have been recognized by the nonprofit Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) on its 2016 Climate A List for climate change mitigation efforts.
  • The report analyzed data from 1,089 companies, and 193 companies made the top list. Other notable companies include Apple, Nissan, Sony and General Motors along with many other brand names.
  • According to CDP, the overall list of companies that reported data represent 12% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Of those companies, 85% have set emissions reductions goals, though the majority of those goals are for 2030 and beyond which CDP notes is a sign that more long-term planning could be done.