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Waste Management honored for ethical business practices

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March 17, 2011 | 1 Comment

Waste Management, which provides curbside pickup in Woodland, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth year in a row.

Out of a record number of nominations for the award, Waste Management is the only environmental services company on the list, according to a WM news release.

“WM places a strong value on corporate responsibility, and being named to Ethisphere’s 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies list is a testament to the solid foundation we have in place,” said David Steiner, CEO.

This is the fifth year Ethisphere — a think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability — has published its rankings.

Other companies on the list include American Express, eBay, Ford Motor Co., Adidas, Starbucks, PepsiCo and Xerox Corp.

Enterprise staff

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  • Lisa NanceMarch 24, 2011 - 6:11 pm

    Ethical? Surely you jest. Have you looked at the contract?... you know the one where they give you a good rate for the first year and then they slam you with rmonthly rate increases? I signed a contract in May 2009 for $51.55 per month. Last month my bill was $98.93; the electronic bill I received yesterday was for $103.13. They still come every two weeks. Nothing about the service has changed only the bill. #4 on their contract pretty much says they can increase the payment for any reason and the customer has no recourse because you see there is no limit set for how much they can increase the bill. When I called about it they were happy to reduce the payment back down to 61.00 and tell me that I would not have to pay the environmental fee or fuel surcharges. Oh but by the way you have to sign with us for another three years...... I don't think so. Does this sound ethical to you? Customer beware..... read every line of the fine print before signing with Waste Management

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