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Consistency Continues to Drive Sustainability Progress at NRG

Consistency Continues to Drive Sustainability Progress at NRG

Published 06-21-22

Issued by NRG Energy


NRG Energy’s 12th annual sustainability report provides an update on the organization’s sustainability progress. 

Report Highlights

A leading energy and consumer services company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG Energy Inc. is excited to share its 12th annual sustainability report and provide an updated look at the organization’s progress toward their ESG goals.

In 2021, NRG achieved many sustainability milestones. Among a multitude of awards and accolades, NRG was declared the first and only North American power company whose climate goals are 1.5 degrees Celsius-aligned per the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The company also had the honor of being included in the inaugural Forbes Green Growth 50 list.

Other notable ESG achievements include:

  • 64% revenue carbon intensity decrease since 2019
  • Issued $1.1 Bn sustainability-linked bond
  • ~44% GHG emissions reduction since 2014, equivalent to roughly 27 million metric tons of CO2e or nearly 68 billion miles driven by an average passenger vehicle1
  • Cumulative 2.6 GW renewable power purchase agreements to date2
  • 64% Board of Director diversity, including 36% gender and 27% ethnic diversity
  • Best-ever safety record of 0.30 Total Case Incident Rate
  • 100% employee completion of unconscious bias training for the second year

1 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator; 2 As of 12/31/2021;

Media Contact:
Laura Avant

NRG Energy

NRG Energy

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future.

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