Waste Management Earns Ranking on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

John Jannarone

Recognized for Environmental, Social and Governance Performance

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Waste Management (NYSE: WM) has been named to Corporate
Responsibility Magazine’s
prestigious 100 Best Corporate Citizens
list for the fifth consecutive year.

The 20th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens list recognizes
standout environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of
public companies across the United States.

“At Waste Management, we work every day to serve and support our
communities, stakeholders and world,” said Jim Fish, president and chief
executive officer of Waste Management. “This recognition reaffirms our
commitment to operate responsibly and respectfully – and to the highest
environmental, social and ethical standards. It also inspires us to
continue our quest for sustainable solutions, collaborative community
partnerships and a vibrant future.”

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list documents 260 ESG data points of
disclosure and performance measures in seven categories: environment,
climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance
and philanthropy and community support. The list ranks the Russell 1000
Index, a roster of the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.

“U.S. corporate leadership matters more than ever to drive progress
despite government gridlock around environmental and social topics like
climate change. Transparency and public commitments make corporate
responsibility and sustainability programs stronger,” said Dave Armon,
CEO, 3BL Media.

“This commendation by CR Magazine is thanks to hard-working,
hard-driving men and women of Waste Management,” said Fish. “Our team is
dedicated to making a difference – on the job, in our neighborhoods and
throughout North America.”

For more information about the 100 Best Corporate Citizens and to see
the full list, visit: 3BLAssociation.com.

For more information about Waste Management’s ESG performance as
reported in their annual Sustainability Report, visit: http://sustainability.wm.com/.

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of
comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its
subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and
resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading
developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in
the United States. The company’s customers include residential,
commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North
America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List:

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List was first published in 1999 in
Business Ethics Magazine and has been managed by CR Magazine since 2007.
To compile the list, every company in the Russell 1000, the highest
ranked stocks in the Russell 3000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies,
is ranked according to 260 data points.

About 3BL Media

3BL Media is the world’s leading communications partner for
purpose-driven organizations. Through targeted content distribution,
multimedia promotions and hands-on learning experiences, 3BL Media
amplifies the stories, experiences and perspectives of companies, NGOs
and nonprofits through an unrivaled network of corporate responsibility
and sustainability professionals, influencers and audiences.

About Corporate Responsibility Magazine:

3BL Media is the publisher of CR Magazine (www.thecro.com),
the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the
publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.

Contacts

Tiffiany Moehring, 720.346.5372
tmoehrin@wm.com