Republic Services is proud to partner with the communities we serve. Our business plan specifically calls for communicating with our partner communities. Simply stated, we believe that listening to community concerns and considering community recommendations makes good business sense. Further, we think that investing in the local community by directing business to local vendors, who can provide competitive quality and price, is a good practice. We also choose to give priority consideration to employing qualified people from the local community.
We are fully committed to building and operating our facilities and our vehicles in compliance with all applicable regulations to ensure protection of health and the environment. Mutually beneficial relationships with the communities we serve are a critical measure of success at Republic Services. We are very proud of the commitments that we have made and kept to be a good neighbor.