NEW ORLEANS, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility magazine has named Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) one of the "100 Best Corporate Citizens" in the nation. It is the fourth time in five years that Entergy has earned the distinction.
The magazine's 12th annual ranking of the top corporate citizens is based on an analysis of publicly available information used to rank performance of the 1,000 largest companies in seven areas: climate change, environment, philanthropy, employee relations, financial, governance and human rights. Entergy was previously included on the list in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
"Every day, in everything we do, Entergy employees ask themselves if this is the right thing, the fair thing to do. That's what's always expected. What makes our employees particularly worthy of this honor is the personal and collective commitment to constantly ask not only is this the right thing to do, but also, what are we not doing that we could do? What more could we do to create stronger communities, a more inclusive work environment, cleaner air, a more sustainable world, a better future for the less fortunate? And then they proceed to do just that," said J. Wayne Leonard, chairman and chief executive officer of Entergy.
Entergy Corporation 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, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
Entergy's online address is www.entergy.com
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