Entergy scores high in climate strategy and corporate citizenship
New Orleans, La. – The Dow Jones
Sustainability Indexes again named Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) to their
World Index and North America Index for 2010. Entergy was one of only five U.S.
utility companies selected to the world index and one of only 10 utilities
selected to the North America index.
Entergy has been recognized by the
DJSI North America for nine consecutive years and listed on the DJSI World for
five consecutive years – a distinction held by no other U.S. utility company.
“The operational and financial
success we’ve achieved over the past decade is directly related to our sustainable business model that the DJSI recognizes,” said J. Wayne Leonard,
Entergy’s chairman and chief executive officer. “As our record illustrates,
Entergy employees embrace the moral responsibility to conduct business with a
social conscience and in ways that positively impact the environment.”
This year, Entergy performed highest
or was ranked among the best in:
Occupational health and safety.
Price and risk management.
The DJSI include sustainability
leaders from each industry on a global and regional level, respectively. The
annual review of the DJSI family is based on a thorough analysis of corporate
economic, environmental and social performance, assessing issues such as
corporate governance, risk management, branding, climate change mitigation,
supply chain standards and labor practices. It accounts for general and industry
specific sustainability criteria for each of the 57 sectors defined according to
the Industry Classification Benchmark.
First published in 1999, the DJSI
World covers the top 10 percent of the biggest 2,500 companies worldwide in
terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. Entergy was one of only 22
utility companies selected to the DJSI World in 2010. 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 boutique 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 $10 billion and more than