NEW ORLEANS, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation's responsible and sustainable actions in the areas of corporate governance and finance, environment, employee relations and philanthropy gained the company recognition by Corporate Responsibility Magazine as one of the country's 100 best corporate citizens.
The publication's recently released 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is the result of an annual assessment of nearly 300 performance indicators of public companies across the United States. Entergy's top rankings included the areas of climate change and philanthropy, with a first-place ranking in corporate governance. This is the fifth year Entergy has been named to the list.
"We are honored to be counted among the country's best companies in going the extra mile for our stakeholders," said Entergy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo Denault. "This recognition is a testament to the enduring commitment of everyone – from our board of directors to our front-line employees – to doing the right thing."
CR Magazine is America's leading voice on corporate responsibility, providing case studies, analyzing best practices and tracking trends in the five primary segments of corporate responsibility: risk management, governance and compliance, energy and the environment, employee relations and human rights.
"We're pleased to honor the 100 Best Corporate Citizensfor meeting the highest commitment to the programming and transparency necessary to lead the business community in the area of responsible corporate practices," said Bill Hatton, editor-in-chief of CR Magazine.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List can be viewed here. For more on Entergy's sustainable business practices, see the company's 2013 integrated report.
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, 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 $11 billion and approximately 14,000 employees.