The company was honored for its commitment to addressing climate change at the 10th annual Climate Leadership Conference
Submitted by Entergy Corporation
NEW ORLEANS, October 14, 2021 /CSRwire/ - The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions or C2ES and The Climate Registry today awarded Entergy Corporation and its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault with a national 2021 Climate Leadership Award.
“We are honored to receive this recognition for our commitment to climate action and environmental stewardship through innovative solutions on behalf of all stakeholders,” said Denault. “Entergy is committed to delivering affordable, cleaner energy to our customers and we are accelerating the transformation toward a more sustainable future for everyone.”
Entergy and Denault received awards during the 10th annual Climate Leadership Conference, which recognizes exemplary corporate, organizational and individual leadership in reducing carbon pollution and actively addressing climate change.
Denault was honored with an Individual Leadership award for accelerating Entergy’s carbon-reduction strategy and advancing climate resilience initiatives for the Gulf Coast region. Under Denault’s leadership as chairman of the board and CEO, Entergy has worked to ensure that concern about climate change translates into meaningful action and measurable outcomes across the company’s operations.
Entergy was also recognized with an Organizational Leadership award for its near- and long-term climate commitments and for its work to transform its power generation portfolio to cleaner, modern and more efficient energy sources that benefit all stakeholders. Entergy is proud to have been the first U.S. electric utility to commit to voluntarily stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions in 2001. The company outperformed its most recent 2020 emissions reduction goal by 8% and recognizes the importance of ensuring its emission reduction targets are in line with the latest science that says we must achieve net-zero emissions no later than 2050. Last year, Entergy committed to completely reducing or neutralizing carbon emissions produced from all of its operations by 2050.
To help Entergy customers lower their energy consumption, save money and reduce their own environmental footprint, the company offers a variety of energy efficiency programs, including education and outreach, technology improvements and customer incentives. The company is also partnering with commercial and industrial customers on innovative, clean energy solutions like beneficial electrification programs to help them reduce their carbon footprint and achieve their own sustainability goals.
Entergy is the only U.S. electric utility recognized for sustainable business practices for 19 consecutive years by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The company operates one of the cleanest large-scale power generating fleets in the United States, according to the 2021 Benchmarking Air Emissions Report by independent environmental firm M.J. Bradley & Associates.
Learn more about Entergy’s leadership in building a cleaner and sustainable energy future at entergy.com/environment.
About Entergy Corporation
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production, transmission and retail distribution operations. Entergy delivers electricity to 3 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy owns and operates one of the cleanest large-scale U.S. power generating fleets with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including 7,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, Entergy has annual revenues of $10 billion and approximately 12,500 employees. Learn more at entergy.com and follow @Entergy on social media.
Entergy, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans, powers life for 3 million customers across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is creating a cleaner, more resilient energy future for everyone with our diverse power generation portfolio, including increasingly carbon-free energy sources. With roots in the Gulf South region for more than a century, Entergy is a recognized leader in corporate citizenship, delivering more than $100 million in economic benefits to local communities through philanthropy and advocacy efforts annually over the last several years. Our approximately 12,500 employees are dedicated to powering life today and for future generations. Learn more at entergy.com and follow @Entergy on social media. #WePowerLife
Corporate Social Responsibility at Entergy
For more than 100 years, Entergy has powered life in our communities through strategic philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy’s corporate social responsibility initiatives help create and sustain thriving communities, position the company for sustainable growth and are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our top CSR priorities are education/workforce development, poverty solutions/social services and environmental programs. Entergy annually contributes $16-$18 million in shareholder-funded grants to approximately 2,000 nonprofit organizations in the communities where we operate. In addition, our employees volunteer more than 100,000 hours in those communities' values at more than $3 million.
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