Waste Management awarded for ethical leadership


By Queens Courier Staff |

For the fourth year in a row, Waste Management (WM) has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies for going the extra mile and implementing upright business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to the company’s success.

The environmental services provided by WM are beneficial to the community and raise the bar for ethical standards with the industry.

“WM places a strong value on corporate responsibility, and being named to Ethisphere’s 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies list is a testament to the solid foundation we have in place,” said David Steiner, CEO of WM. “Having this distinction helps to elevate our position as an industry leader and employer of choice. We are committed to sharing an unwavering dedication to the highest ethical standards from employees at every level of our organization.”

Based in Houston, Texas WM provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery and disposal services. It is the largest residential recycler and a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States.

Ethisphere Institute is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability. There are over 200 leading corporations, universities and institutions that are dedicated to the development and advancement of members through increased opportunities. Ethisphere is the only third-party to provide verifications of compliance programs and ethical cultures.

“We are very proud of this recognition,” said Rachel Amar, community and government relations manager for Waste Management of New York. “It reflects our commitment to being a responsible partner in the communities where we operate throughout New York City.”

The methodology for the WM ranking includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.

For more information on the Ethisphere Institute, visit www.ethisphere.com. For more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.