In this section, we explain our talent renewal philosophy. We then explain and celebrate the diverse and inspiring ways that our teams engage with their local communities through giving, volunteering, education, and good old fashioned fun.
Throughout this report we have described our commitment to resource renewal, focusing on the physical materials we manage. However, we firmly believe that our most important resource is our people, and our ethic of resource renewal informs the way we treat them. Our approach to renewing and sustaining our people is depicted in the figure here. Everything at Casella revolves around our core values and our safety culture. Through a series of programs focused on sourcing, engagement, development, and opportunity, we continuously invest in the renewal of our people. When we do this well, we create a virtuous cycle of employee retention, enhanced productivity, and improved customer satisfaction. This in turn gives us increased capacity to invest further in our people, and the beneficial cycle continues.
Our culture is at the center of our approach to talent renewal. It flows from our Core Values and our unwavering dedication to safety and wellness.