MILWAUKEE, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) has been recognized as one of the 100 best corporate citizens in the United States by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine. This is the seventh consecutive year Wisconsin Energy has been named to the nation's best list.
Each year, CR Magazine evaluates publicly held companies on the basis of environmental performance, employee relations, philanthropy, finance and governance.
For the sixth time in the past seven years, Wisconsin Energy also achieved a No. 1 ranking in the category of corporate governance.
"This honor underscores our commitment to transparency and accountability," said Gale Klappa, chairman and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Energy. "We're very pleased to again receive this award."
The company's contribution to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight program also is recognized in the current edition of CR Magazine. Wisconsin Energy was one of the earliest corporate partners of the program, which flies WWII and Korean War veterans to visit their memorials in Washington, D.C.
Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC), based in Milwaukee, is one of the nation's premier energy companies, serving more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula and 1.1 million natural gas customers in Wisconsin. The company's principal utility is We Energies. The company's other major subsidiary, We Power, designs, builds and owns electric generating plants.
Wisconsin Energy (wisconsinenergy.com), a component of the S&P 500, has nearly $15 billion of assets, 4,300 employees and approximately 40,000 stockholders of record.
SOURCE Wisconsin Energy Corporation