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NRG Energy’s 2018 Sustainability Report Showcases 37% Reduction in Carbon Emissions

Published 04-25-19

Submitted by NRG Energy

NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today released its 2018 Sustainability Report, providing an update on the Company’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. NRG demonstrated advancement across all of its previously announced sustainability initiatives, including a 37% reduction in carbon emissions, marking significant progress towards its science-based target of reducing emissions 50% by 2030 from a 2014 baseline.

Other notable achievements included in the report:

  • Best safety year on record

  • Launching an innovative renewable purchasing product, Renewable Select

  • More than 16,000 Employee Volunteer Hours

  • Reached leadership level of “A-“ in CDP climate scoring

“Addressing climate change is the biggest challenge of this generation.” said Mauricio Gutierrez, President and CEO, NRG Energy. “By making significant progress across our sustainability priorities and providing our customers with solutions to achieve their goals, we’re delivering a more sustainable energy future.”

This report continues NRG’s commitment to leading in transparency by using the best available standards and frameworks, including the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD.)

Read the full report at: www.nrg.com/sustainability

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About NRG

At NRG, we’re redefining power by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We create value by generating electricity and serving nearly 3 million residential and commercial customers through our portfolio of retail electricity brands. A Fortune 500 company, NRG delivers customer-focused solutions for managing electricity, while enhancing energy choice and working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy, @nrginsight.

Media:
Candice Adams
Corporate Communications
NRG Energy
(609) 524-5428
Candice.adams@nrg.com

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NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 200 company, NRG creates value through best in class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers, large and small, we continually innovate, embrace and implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy. We aim to be pioneers in developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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