Waste Management named to CDP Climate A List

The list includes companies that lead efforts into combating climate change.

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November 2, 2017

Waste Management (WM), Houston, has been named to the Climate A List by CDP, a not-for-profit that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts headquartered in London, England, for the climate change data it discloses to investors and the global marketplace.

The 2017 Climate A List includes companies from around the world that have been identified as leading in their efforts and actions to combat climate change in the past CDP reporting year. WM is among 5 percent of companies participating in CDP’s climate change program to be featured on the 2017 Climate A List. This is in recognition of its actions in the last reporting year to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy.

“Being recognized among the top companies around the world dedicated to addressing risks related to climate change is truly an honor,” Jim Fish, president and CEO of WM, says. “With help from our employees and customers, working toward reductions in greenhouse gas emissions is the right thing to do for our planet, for our company and for our future generations.”

WM says it has been included in CDP’s survey results since 2004, but this is the second year it has achieved a position on CDP’s Climate A List. The Climate A List and full company scores are available on CDP’s website at www.cdp.net/en/scores-2017.

The scores are released on the same day as CDP’s second annual analysis in the series: Tracking progress on corporate climate action. This year’s assessment reveals that more companies are setting increasingly ambitious and longer-term climate targets, while the transition to a low-carbon economy is also driving product innovation and the uptake of new tools for change, CDP says.