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Entergy Releases 2009 Sustainability Report Online
Utility achieves safest year in company history, continues to decrease carbon emissions
NEW ORLEANS – Entergy (NYSE: ETR) has released its 2009 sustainability report, Not By Chance: Applying Our Strengths, which highlights the company's environmental, social and economic performance for the year.
Some of the highlights from Entergy's 2009 sustainability report include how:
- Employees achieved the safest year in the company's 97-year history.
- Cumulative carbon dioxide emissions from 2001-2009 were nearly 17 percent below the company's cumulative stabilization goal.
- The number of Entergy work sites to achieve Star status under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program increased to 70.
- More than $9.2 million was awarded through open grants to improve local communities.
"The company's achievements are due to caring, dedicated employees who understand that what they do, and how they do it, can make a difference in the lives of others and in the sustainability of the world around us," said J. Wayne Leonard, chairman and chief executive officer of Entergy.
Entergy's 2009 sustainability report can be viewed at entergy.com/sustainability.
"This year we placed special emphasis on an online version of the report that includes new elements such as videos and additional multimedia features, which readers can easily share through social media channels like Facebook and Twitter," said Brent Dorsey, Entergy's director of corporate environmental programs.
In 2009, Entergy was named to the exclusive Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the eighth consecutive time and was one of only two U.S. utilities selected for the DJSI World index. Entergy was also recognized in 2009 for the second time in three years by Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine as the highest-ranking utility company and a top 10 corporate citizen in the U.S.
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 15,000 employees.
Entergy's online address is www.entergy.com.