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Nothing is more important to Entergy than the safety of its customers and employees.

  • We suffered an employee fatality in 2012 and a contractor fatality in 2013. In 2012, employee lost-time injuries increased over 2011. This safety performance is devastating. We are working to build greater safety awareness and a stronger safety culture. Achieving an accident-free work environment for our employees and contractors remains a top priority.

We lead the industry with integrity.

We don't do the right thing to stay out of trouble or get ahead. We do the right thing because it's the right thing. Our culture demands the highest ethical standards.

  • Entergy's sound ethical principles, along with its innovative initiatives in the community, have propelled the company to the forefront of the industry.
  • Our adherence to our values has earned us respect and a reputation as a company that improves its community.
  • Entergy received again in 2012 – as it has since 2004 – a perfect 10.0 global rating from GovernanceMetrics International for best-in-class corporate governance.
  • More awards and recognition.

We never, ever coast.

Entergy is good, very good at keeping the lights on and getting them back on after storms.

  • Our reliability performance as measured by outage duration improved from 2011 to 2012, while outage frequency increased slightly over a record performance in 2011.
  • Our utilities established two new all-time records for consecutive run days for solid fossil-fuel units.
  • Through the contributions of our employees, contractors and mutual assistance workers from other companies, we achieved another record-setting storm restoration performance in 2012, safely restoring service to 92 percent of customers within five days following Hurricane Isaac. The U.S. Department of Energy gave Entergy’s response an "A+", noting "This is one of the best restorations we've seen in recent memory, and Entergy should be commended."
  • In 2014 the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) honored Entergy with the association's "Emergency Recovery Award" and "Emergency Assistance Award." These honors recognized Entergy’s exceptional power restoration efforts after a widespread winter storm and tornadoes in December 2012 and its assistance to Alabama Power after severe storms in March 2013. It was the 16th consecutive year Entergy received an EEI national storm restoration award. Entergy has received 21 awards from EEI during the past 16 years for its restoration and mutual assistance work.

We improve the quality of life in our communities.

Entergy is committed to participating in the development and improvement of the communities in which we live.

 

  • Entergy and the Entergy Charitable Foundation gave more than $16.3 million in grants in 2012 to improve the quality of life in the communities in which we operate.
  • Entergy along with its employees, customers and shareholders raised more than $2.5 million in local bill payment assistance funds in 2012.
  • Entergy's sustainable practices in the areas of economic, environmental and social performance in 2011 resulted in its inclusion in two premiere leadership indices--the 2012/2013 Dow Jones Sustainability North America and World Indices and the 2012 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. The company was one of only two U.S. companies in the electric utility sector selected to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index includes the companies with the highest carbon disclosure scores. This is the 11th consecutive year the Dow Jones Sustainability Index has included Entergy on either the World or North America index. This is the eighth time in the past nine years Entergy has been named to the CDP Leadership Index.
  • In 2012, Entergy Corporation was recognized by Site Selection magazine as one of the top 10 utilities in North America for its work to support economic development.
  • Entergy was the first U.S. utility to voluntarily commit to stabilize its greenhouse gas emissions.
     

We empower with trust and respect.

What's at the heart of a great place to work? At Entergy, we believe it is the trust and respect that we place in our employees. The company values and respects its employees and works hard to make sure they know it.

 

  • Entergy offers a competitive total rewards package of compensation and benefits, and pays for performance through incentive plans and merit pay increases.
  • Entergy helps employees prepare for the future through retirement and savings plans and student scholarships.
  • Entergy invests in an employee development program that encourages employees to create career plans for accomplishing their goals through continuing education, specialized training, cross-training opportunities and special team projects.
  • Entergy promotes an inclusive work environment through more than 20 diversity and inclusion councils and employee-initiated employee resource groups.
  • For the fourth year in a row, Entergy earned 90 percent on the 2013 Corporate Equality Index, which rates American workplaces on their nondiscrimination policies.

We're leading the way with nuclear clean air energy.

Entergy began pursuing a national nuclear growth strategy in 1998 by buying nuclear energy plants. Today, Entergy is one of the largest nuclear fleets in North America, operating or providing management services to 12 reactors in eight states.

  • Nuclear power is a safe, secure, reliable and virtually emission-free source of electricity that adds valuable fuel and technology diversity to the nation's power supply.
  • In 2012, Entergy received a Top Industry Practice award from the Nuclear Energy Institute for industry-leading performance.
  • More Entergy Nuclear awards and recognition.

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Quick Facts

  • Entergy employs approximately 14,000 people.
  • Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity.
  • Entergy owns more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear generation and is a leading U.S. nuclear operator.
  • Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
  • Entergy supplies natural gas to approximately 194,000 customers in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
  • Entergy operates a system composed of approximately 15,700 miles of interconnected transmission lines at voltages of 69 kilovolt and above and approximately 1,300 substations across a 114,000 square mile area.
  • Entergy is a Fortune 500 company with revenues of more than $11 billion.
  • Entergy and its Charitable Foundation awarded grants totaling $16.3 million in 2012.
  • Entergy celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013.

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