2030 Goals

We have established ten sustainability goals for 2030. Every Casella employee has an important role to play in advancing these essential elements of our sustainable growth strategy.

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Essential Workers

Health and Safety

Improve our safety performance, reducing our Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR), a measure of accidents and injuries compared to hours worked
  • 2019
    6.2
  • 2030
    4.0
    or less

Engagement

Enhance employee engagement, reducing total employee turnover, including voluntary and involuntary turnover as a percentage of total workforce
  • 2019
    36%
  • 2030
    25%
    or lower

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Climate Leadership

Emission Reductions

Further reduce our carbon footprint, measured in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) from scopes 1 and 2 with a 2010 baseline
  • 2019
    33%
    below 2010
  • 2030
    40%
    below 2010

Net Climate Benefit

Grow our Net Climate Benefit Factor, which is the sum of the GHG emission benefits of our recycling, renewable energy, and carbon sequestration activities, divided by our Scope 1 and 2 emissions
  • 2019
    2.9x
  • 2030
    5.0x

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Materials Management

Resource Solutions

Grow our Resource Solutions business, to reduce, reuse, or recycle over 2 Million tons of solid waste materials per year by 2030
  • 2019
    1,053,114
    Tons
  • 2030
    2,000,000
    Tons

Renewable Energy

Double the renewable energy from our facilities, including landfill gas, solar, and geothermal energy from Casella-owned and partner facilities, in MMBTU with a 2019 baseline
  • 2019
    733,560
    MMBTU
  • 2030
    1,454,000
    MMBTU

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Sustainable Operations

Fuel Efficiency

Improve our fuel efficiency, reducing our Gigajoules (GJ) of fuel consumed per ton of waste and recycling collected by 20% below a 2019 baseline
  • 2019
    0.495
    GJ/TON
  • 2030
    0.396
    GJ/TON

Environmental Compliance

Maintain strong environmental compliance, reducing our number of sanctions including notices of violation, enforcement orders, and notices of non-compliance/deficiencies
  • 2019
    15
  • 2030
    8

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Community Engagement

Community Giving

Increase our community giving, including charitable donations, in-kind services, and local community sponsorships
  • 2019
    1,000,000
    Estimated
  • 2030
    2,000,000

Employee Volunteerism

Increase volunteering in our communities, as measured by employee volunteer hours
  • 2019
    TRACKING TO BEGIN IN 2021
  • 2030
    TARGET TO BE ANNOUNCED IN 2022

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain matters discussed on this website, including, but not limited to, the statements regarding our intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, our Environmental, Social, and Governance (“ESG”) goals, targets and commitments and anticipated actions to meet such goals, targets and commitments, are “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified as such by the context of the statements, including words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “may,” “would,” “intend,” “estimate,” “will,” “guidance” and other similar expressions, whether in the negative or affirmative. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry and markets in which the Company operates and management’s beliefs and assumptions. The Company cannot guarantee that it actually will achieve the ESG goals, targets or commitments disclosed in the forward-looking statements made. Such forward-looking statements, and all phases of the Company’s operations, involve a number of risks and uncertainties, any one or more of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in its forward-looking statements.

Such risks and uncertainties include or relate to, among other things, the following: the ability to improve the Company’s safety performance; the extent and impact of employee engagement; the ability to increase the amount of recyclables processed or other resources managed and grow the Company’s Resource Solutions business; the ability to increase renewable energy produced from the Company’s facilities; the impact of changes to, or new, statutory, regulatory and legal requirements; the ability to improve the Company’s fuel efficiency; the ability to further reduce the Company’s carbon footprint; changes to the Company’s Net Climate Benefit Factor; and the amount of the Company’s giving and volunteering in its communities.

There are a number of other important risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These additional risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, those detailed in Item 1A, “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recently filed Form 10-K and in other filings that the Company may make with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the future.

The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.