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Waste Management Publishes 2016 Sustainability Report


Waste Management released its 2016 Sustainability Report, titled “Leading Change,” that highlights progress toward making recycling sustainable and reducing the Company’s greenhouse gas footprint.

As a company, Waste Management is a net greenhouse gas reducer. In 2015, the Company’s GHG-reducing services — recycling, landfill renewable natural gas projects, landfill gas-to-energy projects and carbon sequestration in landfills — saved over three times the total greenhouse gas emissions its operations generated all year.

In the report, Waste Management highlighted its growing fleet of natural gas vehicles. In 2015, the Company currently operated more than 5,100 of natural gas vehicles, the largest fleet of its kind in North America.

The report also includes statistics on the Company’s environmental performance, from fleet emissions to wildlife habitat protection to the variety of materials managed each year.

The report’s content is prepared in accordance with the core application level of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines. GRI sets the global standards for sustainability reporting, including criteria for a range of economic, environmental, and social impacts.

Learn more by visiting our new site, and reading our 2016 Sustainability Report at sustainability.wm.com.