Highlights commitment to economic, environmental and social responsibility
Submitted by Public Service Enterprise Group
NEWARK, N.J., July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Building on its long-standing leadership in environmental reporting and transparency, PSEG (NYSE: PEG) released today its 2009 Sustainability Report. The report highlights PSEG's commitment to social, economic and environmental responsibility, underscores accomplishments in the sustainability arena and discusses challenges the company faces in its quest to be a leader in providing safe, reliable, economic and green energy. It is available online, at www.pseg.com/sustainability.
"Transparency and continuous improvement are an important part of working towards a sustainable future," said Ralph Izzo, chairman, president and chief operating officer of PSEG. "This report is meant to strengthen dialogue with stakeholders and help us achieve our collective goals."
The report highlights PSEG's emphasis on addressing climate change, upgrading aging infrastructure, and investing in workforce development. It underscores the company's commitment to social responsibility and points to a number of energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives that have the potential to mitigate climate change and create revenue and jobs.
Report highlights include PSEG's work to:
The company's utility, PSE&G, is investing millions of dollars in accelerated gas and electric infrastructure investments, which is improving reliability while providing an economic stimulus. And it is working to build the green economy on the basis of universal access to energy efficiency and renewable energy, so that its benefits can be realized by people of all economic means.
PSEG is proud of its place on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, a list comprised of the leading 20% of North American companies in terms of sustainability performance. Dow Jones and PSEG agree that long-term shareholder value is created by embracing opportunities and managing risks derived from economic, environmental and social developments.
PSEG's Sustainability Report is consistent with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines, which are quickly becoming the standard in global sustainability reporting. GRI guidelines were used to identify key performance indicators including some specific to sustainability reporting in the electric power industry. PSEG sponsored a GRI workshop last year where stakeholders reviewed the Draft Electric Utility Sector Supplement.
Public Service Enterprise Group is a publicly traded diversified energy company with annual revenues of more than $13 billion, and three principal subsidiaries: PSEG Power, Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) and PSEG Energy Holdings. PSEG has recently launched several initiatives to help combat climate change including offering $105 million in loans for solar installations in New Jersey, bidding to build a 350-megawatt offshore wind farm, launching Energy Storage and Power (a compressed air energy storage business), converting its truck and car fleet to hybrid vehicles and exploring the possibility of a new nuclear plant to be located in South Jersey.
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