NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 10th straight year, Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) has been recognized as a leader in sustainability, ranking among the best in climate strategy, corporate governance, occupational health and safety, price and risk management, and scorecard measurements.
Entergy was named to the 2011-12 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, one of only 13 U.S. utilities included on that list. DJSI North America evaluates the largest North American companies based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.
Entergy has been included on either the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index or DJSI North America every year since 2002.
"We could not be more proud of Entergy being named among the sustainability leaders for what is now 10 years in a row," said J. Wayne Leonard, chairman and chief executive officer of Entergy Corporation. "It's objective validation that our work to integrate sustainable business principles into our business model continues to pay dividends to the environment, our customers and our shareholders."
Companies are selected for the index based on a comprehensive assessment of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria that account for general as well as industry-specific sustainability trends.
The DJSI North America selects the top 20 percent in terms of sustainability from each industry sector of the 600 biggest North American companies on the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index. The results were announced by SAM, an investment firm focused on sustainability investing, together with Dow Jones Indexes.
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.
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