Waste Management

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Waste Management doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 45

Waste Management has a DitchCarbon Score of 45 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability measures. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, suggesting there is significant room for improvement in reducing emissions. A higher score would denote stronger efforts in lowering carbon intensity and advancing their sustainability agenda.

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

Waste Management is a company operating in 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

Waste Management, located in the US, operates in a region with a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental context supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing the carbon footprint associated with their operations.

...this company is doing 1.31% better in emissions than the industry average.

Waste Management, founded in 1894 and headquartered in Houston, is a titan in the North American environmental services industry. The company specializes in waste collection, disposal, recycling, and the transformation of waste into renewable energy, serving nearly 20 million customers across various sectors. With a robust infrastructure that includes numerous collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, and recycling plants, Waste Management is dedicated to sustainable waste management and environmental stewardship.

Good news, Waste Management has embraced SBTi commitments

Waste Management has pledged to align its operations and strategies with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment involves setting science-based emissions reduction targets that are consistent with keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

Waste Management should investigate alternative fuels for their transportation and operational needs to capitalize on potential emissions reductions.

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Our methodology

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