HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Waste Management (NYSE:WM) has been named to the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), marking its thirteenth time in fourteen years to be recognized.
Companies are selected for the indices based on an assessment of their long-term economic, environmental and social practices. Only companies that lead their industries based on this assessment are included in the indices. Waste Management scored high on corporate governance, risk management, codes of conduct, climate strategy and social responsibility.
“We are just as proud today as we have been the preceding fourteen years to be once again named to the DJSI Index,” said David P. Steiner, chief executive officer of Waste Management. “We are truly honored as it demonstrates our long-term commitment to making positive impacts within our company, for our customers, in our communities and on the planet.”
Launched in 1999, the DJSI were the first global indices to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. The DJSI are maintained collaboratively by the S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM.
ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.