Republic Services Salutes Essential Workers with Additional ‘Committed to Serve’ Awards
Republic Services, Inc., a Molera Alvarez client., has provided additional recognition to its 28,000 frontline employees with $500 “Committed to Serve” awards, thanking them for their dedication and service to communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The extraordinary efforts of our employees, including our essential workers, over the past year, allowed Republic Services to remain fully operational throughout the pandemic,” said Jon Vander Ark, president. “Toward the end of 2020, we made the decision to continue to acknowledge their relentless commitment through an additional $500 ‘Committed to Serve’ award.”
Republic Services launched its innovative “Committed to Serve” initiative early in the pandemic with multiple benefits designed to support frontline employees, customers, and local communities. As part of the more than $30 million initiative, the Company purchased weekly meals from independently owned restaurants for employees and their families and provided $11 million worth of gift cards to employees to spend in the local economy.
In addition, the Company contributed $3 million in funding for small business revitalization projects through “Committed to Serve” grants from the Republic Services Charitable Foundation. These grants will support revitalization projects at more than 135 small businesses in 25 markets across the country. The majority of the supported businesses are minority- or women-owned, and all are cornerstones of their local communities.
For more information, visit RepublicServices.com/CommittedToServe.