Entergy Again Named to Dow Jones World and North America Sustainability Indices Positive outcomes of company's sustainable business practices recognized
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accomplishments in economic, environmental and social performance in 2012 by Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) have been recognized by the 2013/2014 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices. Entergy is the only U.S. company in the electric utility sector named to the World Index.
This is the 12th consecutive year the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, which measures the sustainable value companies provide to stakeholders, has included Entergy on either its World or North America index or both.
"At Entergy, our vision is 'We Power Life.' It's a simple statement but a serious responsibility," said Leo P. Denault, Entergy's chairman and chief executive officer. "By leading the way in successful, sustainable business practices, we fulfill this vision for all our stakeholders, including our owners, customers, employees and communities."
Top scores were awarded to Entergy in areas across economic, environmental and social dimensions, including:
- Water-related risks
- Human capital development
- Corporate citizenship/philanthropy
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index annually invites the world's 2,500 largest companies from 59 business sectors to participate in an in-depth analysis of sustainability performance. Companies are assessed against their peers in 24 focus areas, including occupational health and safety, customer relationship management, climate strategy and corporate citizenship and philanthropy.
Entergy Corporation, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year, is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation's leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $10 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
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SOURCE Entergy Corporation