Ethics and Compliance
Our ethics and compliance culture is based on our core value of Above All, Act with Integrity. This is more than a culture of compliance, following laws and regulations relevant to our operations. It includes a culture of integrity, where our employees are trusted to take the right actions even when there are no rules.
Our ethics and compliance program includes a Code of Entegrity with guidelines for business ethics and compliance. We also have codes of business conduct for non-employees and suppliers. We identify applicable laws and risks of non-compliance. We then mitigate those risks through preventive and detective measures and corrective action.
Our practices include addressing compliance issues as they arise. The Entergy Ethics line (toll-free telephone line or via internet) is available for all employees. It is managed by a third party and permits anonymous reporting of any ethics violations or concerns.
Environmental compliance is a basic tenet of our comprehensive environmental strategy and our environmental management system. Our EMS connects overall company objectives to all operating sites through a common policy and strategy, identification of compliance requirements, a risk assessment, clear objectives, programs and procedures, training and an annual senior management review. We validate our EMS and our environmental performance through annual third-party audits and provide transparency to our stakeholders through extensive environmental performance reporting.