(STL.News) – Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) has earned a place on the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, one of just four U.S. companies in the index’s Electric Utilities sector named to the list. Entergy is the only U.S. electric utility in the sector to be included on the index for 18 consecutive years.
“As we work to become the premier utility, we are honored to be recognized by the DJSI for the actions taken not only to advance our core business of providing safe, reliable, affordable and increasingly clean energy to our customers, but also to create sustainable value for our customers, employees, communities and owners,” said Leo Denault, Entergy’s chairman and CEO. “Sustainability helps ensure that every decision we make as a business not only serves the needs of one stakeholder but benefits all. This index acknowledges Entergy’s solid foundation and forward-thinking strategy for a bright, sustainable future.”
The DJSI evaluates the sustainability of leading companies worldwide. The North America Index tracks the performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest North American companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index that lead the field in sustainable business practices. Only companies that excel in developing and implementing long-term economic, environmental and social strategies and actions are included on the index. Entergy earned perfect scores in the areas of materiality, policy influence, climate strategy, water-related risks, and corporate citizenship & philanthropy and top decile performance in the areas of corporate governance, codes of business conduct, transmission & distribution, and labor practice indicators.