Partnership Supports Company’s Commitment to Developing a Diverse and Inclusive Supply Chain
DETROIT, MI, USA, June 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) welcomes Republic Services as a new corporate member. Republic Services is committed to supporting businesses certified by the NVBDC for Persons with Disabilities and Veterans (SD/VOB). This includes an ongoing effort to improve the company’s reach to secure SD/VOBs in their sourcing opportunities.
As an industry leader in environmental services, Republic Services is committed to partnering with our customers for a more sustainable world. Through landfill and fleet innovation, recycling and circularity of key materials, and renewable energy generation, Republic is dedicated to environmentally responsible operations that increase efficiency and help our customers achieve their own sustainability goals.
Republic Services has 39,000 employees, with operations spanning North America. Its drivers perform an average of 5 million collections each day for 13 million customers. The company has more than 900 sites and its network of landfills, recycling centers and renewable energy projects is one of the most extensive in the industry.
The company was recently named to the Top 100 Corporate Citizens list for the third consecutive year. It was also recognized as one of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies for 2022 and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for a sixth consecutive year.
“Our goal is to transform supplier diversity within the environmental services industry and drive economic empowerment within diverse communities through an inclusive supply chain. That’s why Republic Services is working with the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) to support certified, veteran-owned and disabled businesses in our service areas,” said Tim Stuart, Chief Operating Officer of Republic Services. .
Republic Services wants to partner with vendors who offer innovative ideas, products and services and those who can bring the best value and solutions to its customers. Working with hundreds of suppliers nationwide, the company believes in building a strong business relationship based on teamwork, trust, and best business practices. The company has set a goal of spending $150 million with certified diverse suppliers by 2025.
Republic Services recognizes the following Certified Providers: Women Business Enterprise (WBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disabled-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE), Service-Disabled and Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBE/VBE), and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Business Enterprise (LGBTBE).
“We are extending NVBDC to create ongoing opportunities for our certified businesses owned by persons with disabilities or veterans. The NVBDC is always available to answer your questions on how to get certified. said Brigadier General (Retired) Dick Miller, Chairman, NVBDC.
For more information on this opportunity with Republic Services and how to learn how to become an NVBDC Certified SD/VOB additional support is available. Please feel free to contact NVBDC by visiting our website: www.nvbdc.org or by contacting us directly: (888) CERTIFIED.
NVBDC is the only Veteran-Owned Business Certification organization developed by veterans, for veterans. The goal is to provide a credible and trusted certificate authority for businesses of all sizes, ensuring that there is valid documentation of veteran ownership and control.