Progressive Waste Solutions Continues to Lower GHG Emissions with CNG Fleet
Progressive Waste Solutions announced it has received its highest score (96 out of 100) in 10 years of participating in the CDP Report (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project). The CDP provides climate change data to the global marketplace and is the world’s only global environmental disclosure system which tracks how the world’s largest listed companies are acting in response to a changing climate. The CDP’s climate change program is designed to facilitate the management of greenhouse gas emissions and identify the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
“We are very proud of our work in reducing our carbon footprint which underscores the progressive approach we take towards creating a more sustainable future for our customers, employees and the communities we serve,” said Joseph Quarin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Waste Solutions. “This is an important measure to evaluate our progress towards lowering our greenhouse gas emissions which have been primarily focused on two areas—landfill gas management and the conversion of our collection fleet to natural gas.”
Progressive Waste Solutions launched a corporate initiative in 2013 to replace its diesel-powered collection fleet with vehicles using natural gas. The Company now has the largest fleet of CNG-powered collection vehicles in operation in Canada with CNG fleets in Surrey and Coquitlam, British Columbia; Simcoe County, Ontario; and Montreal, Quebec. By the end of 2015, Progressive Waste will add another 63 CNG vehicles to service the Region of Peel starting in January 2016.