Issued by NRG Energy
Building on more than a decade of leadership NRG Energy’s 2020 Sustainability Report highlights goals and progress along with their commitment to safety, customers, and community.
NRG Energy, Inc., North America’s leading integrated energy and home services company published its eleventh annual sustainability report. The company has reduced its carbon footprint by 55% from its 2014 baseline, exceeding its 50% reduction goal five years ahead of plan. The reduction in NRG’s emissions by 35.6 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent is comparable to avoiding almost 90 billion miles driven by an average passenger vehicle1. The report also highlights the company’s commitments to safety, well-being, and community during an unprecedented year, building on more than a decade of leadership in each of the five pillars of NRG’s comprehensive sustainability framework, encompassing its business, customers, workplace, operations, and supply chain.
NRG’s CO2 equivalent emissions reductions contribute to its commitment to achieving a 50% reduction of absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2025 from its 2014 baseline and reaching net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. To achieve these goals, the company has implemented a holistic, four-pronged decarbonization strategy comprised of decarbonizing existing business lines, diversifying into low emissions businesses, including renewables, retiring or divesting non-core higher-emissions assets, and capturing residual emissions.
Other notable highlights include:
The Report adheres to the most widely accepted standards and frameworks, including those of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), continuing NRG’s commitment to transparent reporting practices.
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1 Calculated using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator, https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator, June 2021.
2 All Directors except CEO.
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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