Posted by Brooke Just
United Rentals Inc. was named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022 by Newsweek. United Rentals has been selected three consecutive years for this distinguished list, which was founded in 2020 and acknowledges the top 500 most responsible companies in the United States. The award recognizes United Rentals for its ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility, particularly related to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) programs.
United Rentals ranked No. 85 on this year’s top 500 list, an improvement of 98 places from 2021. The company was the highest-ranking equipment rental company on the America's Most Responsible Companies 2022 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 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.
To read United Rentals’ ninth Corporate Responsibility Report, which documents the company’s progress in 2020 and momentum into 2021, go to: https://www.unitedrentals.com/our-company/corporate-responsibility-report. The report 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.