Electric utility recognized for performance in climate strategy, corporate citizenship, and environmental and social reporting
Submitted by Entergy Corporation
NEW ORLEANS, November 16, 2021 /CSRwire/ - Entergy Corporation, a national leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship, has earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America for 20 straight years. The DJSI is one of the most prestigious environmental, social and governance rankings for corporate responsibility and sustainability performance. Entergy has long committed to sustainability performance across ESG performance criteria. Only the most sustainable companies in each industry are considered each year for index membership.
Entergy is the only company in the electric utility sector to be included on the index for 20 consecutive years. It is one of only four companies in the sector named to this year’s list.
“At Entergy, we understand that the challenges facing the world – from climate change to rising inequalities – are inextricably linked and that the business community plays a key role in ensuring a sustainable future for everyone,” said Leo Denault, Entergy chairman and chief executive officer. “Entergy’s commitment to driving positive business, social and environmental impacts spans our entire company and value chain. It is an honor to be recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for our 20-year focus on creating equitable growth and prosperity for all of our stakeholders.”
The North America Index reflects the sustainability performance in 2020 of the top 20% of the 600 largest North American companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index. DJSI names sustainability leaders based on an assessment of environmental, social and economic criteria, including a company’s ESG strategy, risk and opportunity management, and performance. Entergy earned perfect scores in the areas of environmental reporting, social reporting, water-related risks and materiality. The company also achieved top-decile rankings in innovation management, environmental policy and management systems, climate strategy, transmission and distribution, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, stakeholder engagement, risk and crisis management and corporate governance, information security/cybersecurity, market opportunities, occupational health and safety, and codes of business conduct.
Some highlights of Entergy’s ESG leadership and sustainable value creation in 2020 include:
Entergy is proud to have been the first electric utility in the United States to voluntarily stabilize its greenhouse gas emissions in 2001. Since then, the company has renewed and strengthened its climate action goals several times. Today, Entergy 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. The company was recently recognized with an Organizational Leadership award during the Climate Leadership Conference for its dedication in transforming its power generation portfolio to cleaner, modern and more efficient energy sources for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Read about Entergy’s commitment to creating a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for everyone at entergy.com/sustainability.
About Entergy Corporation
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) 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 is a Fortune 500 company that powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees. 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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