Nineteen local environmental partners receive shareholder-funded grants to help create cleaner communities
Submitted by Entergy Corporation
NEW ORLEANS, January 13, 2023 /CSRwire/ - Entergy is helping 19 local community partners protect the environment by contributing $1 million in shareholder-funded grants through the company’s Environmental Initiatives Fund. These grants mark the 22nd consecutive year that Entergy has earmarked this significant amount of funds to support the important work of local environmental programs.
“We’re pleased to continue partnering with our communities for this 22nd year to help reduce environmental risks and seize opportunities for the benefit of everyone,” said John Weiss, Entergy’s vice president of sustainability and environmental policy. “These environmental projects help support Entergy’s vision to create long-term, sustainable value that benefits all our stakeholders. Together, through these strategic environmental partnerships, we’re supporting all our stakeholders and building stronger and cleaner communities.”
Entergy’s Environmental Initiatives Fund identifies environmentally beneficial projects or programs that help better the environment by reducing emissions, protecting natural resources and restoring wetlands and forests. The fund also focuses on educating Entergy customers, employees, communities and owners on the value of natural resources and other environmental improvements.
The 2022 Environmental Initiatives Fund recipients include:
View the complete list of 2022 EIF grant recipients here.
Since 2001, nearly $42 million of Entergy shareholder contributions have been invested in environmentally beneficial projects and programs through the Environmental Initiatives Fund. The EIF also contributes to Entergy’s leadership role as an advocate for and contributor to solutions to our most critical environmental challenges, consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn how Entergy’s operations contribute to the achievement of these global goals here.
Entergy (NYSE: ETR), a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans, powers life for 3 million customers through its operating companies 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
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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