Economic, environmental and social accomplishments and disclosure
New Orleans, La. – Entergy Corporation’s sustainable practices in the areas
of economic, environmental and social performance in 2011 resulted in its
inclusion in two premiere leadership indices. Entergy (NYSE: ETR) was named to
the 2012/2013 Dow Jones Sustainability North America and World Indices. The
company was one of only two U.S. companies in the electric utility sector
selected to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.
In addition, Entergy is included in the 2012 Carbon Disclosure Leadership
Index, a key component of CDP’s S&P 500 report. The Carbon Disclosure Leadership
Index (CDLI) includes the companies with the highest carbon disclosure scores.
The Carbon Disclosure Project is an organization that works with shareholders
and companies to disclose information on carbon emissions, sustainability, and
climate change risk.
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.
“Sustainability is a five-dollar word for an idea many of us learned in
scouting – leave the place better than you found it. It’s as simple as that,”
said J. Wayne Leonard, Entergy’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We
believe that when we run our business by keeping everyone’s best interests in
mind – our customers, our employees, our investors and our environment –
everyone wins. Granted, it’s not always easy to do. But Entergy’s track record
over the last decade shows that when that simple concept is made a priority
within a company, a business can achieve levels of success that benefit
Entergy highlights its achievements and challenges in economic, environmental
and social performance in its 2011 sustainability report, released earlier this
year and available on entergy.com.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
This year, Entergy earned top scores in five areas, reflecting excellence
across all three dimensions of the scorecard -- economic, environmental and
- Price risk management
- Climate strategy
- Corporate citizenship/philanthropy
DJSI follows a best-in-class approach, including companies across all
industries that outperform their peers in numerous sustainability metrics. Each
year, the world’s 2,500 largest companies from 58 business sectors are invited
to report on their sustainability performance. The result of the assessment
provides an in-depth analysis of broad business criteria as well as unique
industry challenges in areas such as corporate governance, supply chain,
water-related risks and stakeholder engagement, with a special focus on
industry-specific risks and opportunities.
Carbon Disclosure Project Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index -- highlights
strong, deliberate and specific risk management
The Carbon Disclosure Project, which represents 655 institutional investors
with $78 trillion in assets, recognized Entergy for its approach to the
disclosure of climate change information. The index highlights companies
demonstrating a strong approach to information disclosure regarding on carbon
emissions, sustainability, and climate change risk.
Entergy’s score of 94 on a 100-point scale marked a nine-point increase over
2011 results. High scores indicate good internal data management and
understanding of climate change issues affecting the company.
The index is compiled by PwC as an evaluation tool for institutional
investors and other stakeholders. Emphasis is on strong, deliberate and specific
climate risk management. In 2012 the leadership index comprises 53 companies
from the S&P 500 based on analysis of the responses to CDP’s questionnaire which
focused on greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reduction targets and the risks
and opportunities identified with regard to climate change.
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, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one
of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8
million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy
has annual revenues of more than $11 billion and approximately 15,000 employees.
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