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Being a Good Neighbor

Though our operations span almost every state and province in the U.S. and Canada, and rely on the contributions of 44,900 employees, our business has local fingerprints that serve as an integral part of thousands of communities. We strive to make our cities, provinces and counties safe, resilient and sustainable—better places to work and live, today and in the future. To do so, we support events, programs and organizations that align with three focus areas: Environmental Conservation, Environmental Education and Community Vitality.

Waste Management has a long history of collaborating to provide opportunities for community engagement. In partnership with organizations such as Keep America Beautiful (KAB), The Recycling Partnership, U.S. Conference of Mayors—City Livability Award and Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC), we have built authentic relationships with supporters who educate key stakeholders on environmental initiatives critical to sustaining our social impact priorities.

In 2019, Waste Management created a Social Impact team that will implement a new corporate strategy to help us keep up with the ever-evolving corporate giving landscape. This team convened an internal, strategic advisory group of stakeholders from across the company, representing perspectives from our sustainability, brand, employee engagement, operations and communication teams to help map a path forward. These partners will continue to bring expertise to strategize, conduct research and gather insights on how to move the needle.

Waste Management also continues to engage actively on the important issue of Environmental Justice as it pertains to our industry. See how we have used U.S. Census, mapping and business analyst data to show the distribution of our operations in the communities that we serve.

How We Give Back

18,000 protected acres of wildlife habitat

$16M+ total charitable contributions cash and in-kind donations

3,400+ events hosted or participated in
by Waste Management

393,000+ community members participated in environmental
stewardship and civic activities