A key to achieving our net-zero commitments is engaging, empowering and working with suppliers to understand and mitigate their own environmental impact.

We engage suppliers to help incorporate this thinking into their processes and develop a greenhouse gas inventory with reduction goals we can monitor over time. Since 2022, our active suppliers have received a greenhouse gas supplier expectation letter introducing next steps on our emissions reduction journey. We also conduct greenhouse gas and supplier environmental, social and governance, or ESG, assessment trainings to support suppliers in this effort.

We’re expanding our supplier sustainability training and engagement program to provide resources to help suppliers calculate and report greenhouse gas inventory – scope 1 and 2, optional scope 3 – consider setting a public greenhouse gas reduction goal, and identify potential greenhouse gas reduction opportunities.

Supplier sustainability resources

  • Access the Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance’s free supplier greenhouse gas trainings.
  • Access the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s free greenhouse gas calculator tool.
  • Access the Technical Assistance Program provided by our peer utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, to view online courses from industry experts giving suppliers insights and best practices they can use to grow their business’ sustainability capabilities.
  • SSCA quick start guides:
    • Quick start guides developed by the SSCA can serve as an introduction to a specific topic. These guides include regulatory happenings, risk management practices, purchasing practices, supply chain concerns and case studies where applicable.
    • They’re packed full of tools and resources to assist whichever stage in the journey suppliers find themselves. These topics are evolving quickly. The guides are for informational purposes only, and while every effort has been made to ensure their accuracy, the rapidly changing nature of the subject matter may result in the information becoming outdated or incomplete.
  • For more topic guidance including workshops, best-practice sharing, and training sessions, visit the SSCA’s website.

Premier Supplier Award Program

The existence of programs to highlight superior partner performance is common across Fortune 500 companies. Entergy launched its first supplier recognition program in 2021. The Premier Supplier Award Program includes categories honoring diverse and local suppliers and those with a focus on sustainability. ESG assessments also help feed into the selection process.

2022 winners for innovation in ESG

  • Southern Electric Corporation of Mississippi. As part of the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission’s new journeymen lineman training facility located on a 50-acre site in Flowood, Mississippi, in Entergy’s service territory and neighboring Entergy property, SEC invested in the development of Western Honeybee Apiary managed by its in-house professional environmentalist/forester to address declining bee populations. All honey produced annually is given freely to various charitable community organizations.
  • Siemens Energy. By working with Siemens, Entergy Mississippi has taken another step toward meeting its environmental goals through the installation of a high-voltage clean air circuit breaker at one of its substations in Vicksburg. This installation was the first in Entergy’s four-state service area and only the second U.S. dead-tank BLUE Circuit Breaker in the country for Siemens.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact us

Questions about procurement and supply chain sustainability at Entergy? We’re here to help. Email suppliersustainability@entergy.com.