United Rentals named one of America’s ‘most responsible companies’

By Lindsey Anderson13 December 2021

United Rentals has been named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022 by Newsweek. This marks the third year in a row in which the company has been selected for its ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility, particularly related to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) programs. 

Ranked 85th (out of 500 companies,) United was the highest ranking equipment rental company on this year’s list. 

“Being named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies recognizes the work our entire team has done to prioritize our environmental, social and corporate responsibility,” said Matt Flannery, president and CEO, United Rentals.

“By living our purpose and putting our customers, people and the environment at the center of our operations, we continue to create long-term value for all stakeholders.”

Newsweek partnered with Statista, a world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider, to determine America’s top 500 most responsible public companies, spanning 14 industries. The research was based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from corporate responsibility reports, sustainability reports and corporate citizenship reports as well as an independent survey.

United releases an annual Corporate Responsibility Report, which covers all major aspects of the company’s corporate responsibility framework, including its commitment to reduce the intensity of its greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent by 2030. Highlights for 2020 included:

  • United successfully managed its response to Covid-19 and ensured no pandemic-related employee layoffs or furloughs occured. 
  • The company maintained a high-level of employee engagement and had turnover of less than 12%.
  • Set target to reduce GHG emissions intensity 35% by 2030 from 2018 baseline.

To read United Rentals’ ninth corporate responsibility report, which documents the company’s progress in 2020 and momentum into 2021, click here. 

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