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Better Workforce

Diversity &
Inclusion

Progress & Metrics

Measuring Progress

Diversity and inclusion are an inherent part of our culture, and we work hard to ensure that our workforce reflects the communities we serve. Employing people with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives creates strength throughout our business, enabling us to foster a more collaborative working environment.

Third-party recognition of our commitment to our workforce is a valuable benchmark, and we believe that our focus on inclusion is an essential element in earning these honors. For the past four years, Waste Management has been named one of Corporate Social Responsibility Magazine’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” We have been included on Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® list in 10 of the past 11 years. Recognition as a “best place to work” is particularly important, and we are proud of our track record as a best place for veterans and our recent recognitions as a best place to work for millennials, Latinos and military spouses, as well as a best company to sell for.

Diversity at Waste Management

 
Board of
Directors

20%
Ethnic Minorities
20%
Women

 
Executive
Officers

33%
Ethnic Minorities
29%
Women

Company
Officials
& Managers

21%
Ethnic Minorities
18%
Women

 
 
Workforce

43%
Ethnic Minorities
17%
Women

Waste Management Workforce

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All Private Industry Workforce*

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Employees by Age Group
(generation breakdown, in U.S. and Canada)

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Employees by Age Group
 

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Employees by Region

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Employees by Payment Type

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