Wisconsin Energy named one of the nation's best corporate citizens for the sixth year in a row

Apr 11, 2013, 17:28 ET from Wisconsin Energy

MILWAUKEE, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) has been recognized as one of the 100 best corporate citizens in the United States for the sixth consecutive year.

The annual rankings are prepared and published by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.  The publication evaluates approximately 1,000 publicly held companies on the basis of environmental performance, employee relations, philanthropy, finance and governance. 

For the fifth time, Corporate Responsibility Magazine also placed Wisconsin Energy among the top ranked companies in the category of corporate governance.

"We're very pleased to again receive this honor," said Gale Klappa, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Wisconsin Energy. "The award underscores our strong commitment to accountability, customer satisfaction and helping to create brighter futures in the communities we serve."

In addition to Wisconsin Energy, the other Wisconsin-based companies included in this year's Top 100 list are Johnson Controls, Inc., and Rockwell Automation, Inc.

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 more than $14 billion of assets, approximately 4,500 employees and more than 41,000 stockholders of record.

SOURCE Wisconsin Energy