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Waste Management Publishes 2018 Sustainability Report

Waste Management has released its 2018 Sustainability Report “Change for the Better” that highlights progress toward reducing the company’s greenhouse gas footprint and other sustainability goals.

“The world is changing more rapidly than ever. To sustain and succeed in the face of this change requires agility, adaptability and, above all, a resilient spirit,” said Jim Fish, president and chief executive officer of Waste Management. “This year’s Sustainability Report is a testament to our continued commitment to our planet and our people.”

As in years past, the 2018 Report highlights Waste Management’s continued use of natural gas trucks and renewable natural gas to achieve its sustainability goals. Waste Management has committed to reducing emissions associated with its fleet by 45 percent by 2038, against a 2010 baseline. From 2010 through 2017, WM has reduced fleet emissions 28 percent.

Waste Management operates the largest fleet of heavy-duty natural gas trucks in North America, and nearly one third of these run on 100 percent renewable natural gas generated from landfill gas.

In addition, Waste Management’s fleet reduced miles driven by 2 percent by investing in state-of-the-art routing technology to improve fleet efficiencies. This equates to approximately 8.9 million fewer miles a year since 2017.

To view the 2018 update, visit Waste Management’s online Sustainability Report.

To learn more about Waste Management’s direction and long-term commitment to sustainability, watch Jim Fish and other speakers on a live stream of WM’s ninth annual Sustainability Forum on January 31, 2019.  One of the keynote speakers will be Valerie Craig, deputy to the chief scientist & vice president, operating programs for National Geographic.