Republic Services

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Republic Services doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 8

Republic Services has a DitchCarbon Score of 8 out of 100, indicating a low performance in sustainability measures. This suggests that the company has a high carbon intensity relative to its industry peers. Improvement in their sustainability practices and reduction in emissions is needed to increase their score.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Republic Services is part of the waste management sector, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking compared to other industries. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Republic Services, located in the US, operates in a region with a low carbon intensity rating. This suggests that their sustainability efforts are supported by the country’s overall lower environmental impact.

...this company is doing 35.69% worse in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Phoenix, Republic Services is a prominent player in the U.S. recycling and waste services industry. The company offers comprehensive environmental services and solutions, catering to the needs of 14 million customers across commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential sectors. With a commitment to environmental stewardship, Republic Services operates a fleet of trucks, including those powered by compressed natural gas, and invests in recycling operations and sustainable practices.

Good news, Republic Services has embraced SBTi commitments

Republic Services has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations. Their targets align with the necessary reductions to limit global warming to well below 2°C, addressing both direct and indirect emissions from their business activities.

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