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Waste Management Named Among Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere


HOUSTON—Waste Management has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Waste Management has been recognized 11 times for the designation and is one of only two honorees in the Environmental Services industry. In 2020, 130 honorees were recognized spanning 21 countries and 51 industries.

“Being recognized by Ethisphere as a ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’ is a tremendous honor,” said Waste Management’s President and CEO Jim Fish. “Our success begins and ends with the 45,000 employees of our WM family, and this honor belongs to all of them.”

“Congratulations to everyone at Waste Management for earning this recognition,” said Ethisphere’s CEO, Timothy Erblich. “This is a moment to acknowledge the leaders working to advance corporate cultures defined by integrity and affirm those companies contributing to broader societal imperatives and the greater good.”

Methodology & Scoring

Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the globe. Best practices and insights from the 2020 honorees will be released in a report and webcast in March and April of this year.

All companies that participate in the assessment process receive an Analytical Scorecard providing them a holistic assessment of where their programs stand against the demanding standards of leading companies.


The full list of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at https://worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees.