Submitted by: Keep America Beautiful
Categories: Community Development
Posted: Jun 21, 2006 – 04:12 PM EST
Jun. 21 /CSRwire/ - New Orleans, La. - Entergy Corporation, one of the nation's leading electricity providers, and Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation's largest community improvement network, are announcing a partnership that will engage Entergy's volunteer program, Community Connectors, in the grassroots programs and activities of Keep America Beautiful affiliates.
In an effort to leverage both organizations' shared goals, Keep America Beautiful will involve Entergy employees in approximately 25 Keep America Beautiful local affiliates with an emphasis on broadening local environmental stewardship programs. With more than 14,000 employees servicing 2.7 million utility customers, Entergy recognizes the environmental impact it has in the communities where it operates. The company has built an exemplary model of corporate sustainable development by investing in stewardship programs and nonprofit organizations that support its dedication to creating strong, healthy communities and a better environment.
"We are very pleased to be a partner with the Keep America Beautiful organization. Entergy is looking forward to working with KAB and the communities we serve to help improve the environmental surroundings where our customers reside," said Entergy's Vice President of Safety and Environment, Gary Serio. He continued, "It is a partnership that will undoubtedly bring multiple rewards for our customers, our communities and our employees."
"Entergy's commitment to employee volunteerism is a clear sign that the company values its role as a socially responsible corporate citizen," said G. Raymond Empson, president of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. "Keep America Beautiful is pleased that Entergy is supporting our goal of improving communities nationally by providing both financial support and its employees' volunteer participation. Our partnership is proof that Entergy puts its values into action."
About Entergy CorporationEntergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and approximately 14,000 employees. To learn more about Entergy, go to www.entergy.com.
About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of nearly 1,000 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community's environment. To learn more about Keep America Beautiful, go to www.kab.org.
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