How we govern and manage our own company and footprint raises issues vital to the communities in which we operate, the people we employ and the customers we serve. How we address these issues is also vital to demonstrating the sincerity of our commitment to sustainability. While many companies work hard to protect the environment from their business, at Waste Management, protecting the environment is our business. That’s why our sustainability strategy is fully integrated into our governance and management systems and reflected in a set of ambitious sustainability goals.

Following is a discussion of the governance and environmental management systems that help us both to deliver services with the highest environmental standards and identify emerging opportunities to capture additional value from waste streams. For additional information on our governance strategies, please visit: http://investors.wm.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=119743&p=irol-govhighlights.