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ESG United Nations
Sustainable
Development Goals

While Entergy’s operations and initiatives influence all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aimed at improving life on Earth, we are significantly impacting these priorities:

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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UN SDG 1: No Poverty Helping find lasting solutions for customers in need in the communities we serve, which include some of the highest poverty regions in the U.S.

UN SDG 4: Quality Education Ensuring all families — particularly low-income working families — have access to high-quality, early-childhood education programs and addressing future workforce needs by supporting school robotics and STEM activities.

UN SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation Addressing water availability while also managing flood risk, minimizing our water use, and ensuring our compliance with federal, state, and local regulators.

UN SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy Transforming our electric generating portfolio to better protect the environment through cleaner resources while keeping costs to customers low.

UN SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Providing employees a
safe, rewarding, engaging, diverse, and inclusive
work environment; fair compensation and benefits; and opportunities to advance careers and encourage economic growth in our service area through
reliability and affordability.

UN SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Investing in infrastructure that enhances system reliability, efficiency, and resiliency and discovering and developing new products and services for customers.

UN SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production Partnering with our regulators to manage waste responsibly for the benefit of the environment and our communities.

UN SDG 13: Climate Action Taking action to meet our commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

UN SDG 15: Life on Land Being a good steward of the land, wildlife, and natural resources in our care, including action to maintain, enhance, or conserve biodiversity.

UN SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Helping provide equal access to justice for all, including environmental justice, and eliminating discrimination by valuing and embracing diversity as a strategic competitive advantage.

UN SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals Partnering with our stakeholders to accomplish our objectives and achieve net benefits for all.

Sustainability — Taking Action

1999
  • First Low-income Customer
    Assistance Summit
2000
  • Entergy Charitable Foundation
    established to support
    education and communities
2001
  • First U.S. utility to set voluntary
    greenhouse emissions stabilization
    goal and Environmental Initiatives
    Fund established
2002
  • Environmental vision statement
    adopted by Board of Directors
  • Inaugural Diversity and
    Inclusion Summit convened
  • Named to DJSI for first
    of 19 consecutive years
2005
  • Resiliency planning launched for
    devastated communities following
    hurricanes Katrina and Rita
2011
  • Environment 2020
    commitment announced
2016
  • $5 million workforce training
    initiative launched
2018
  • Sustainability organization established
2019
  • New climate report released
    and enhanced greenhouse gas
    emission reduction goal announced
  • Gulf Coast Carbon Collaborative launched
2020
  • Commitment to net-zero emissions
    by 2050 announced
2030
  • GOAL: Reduce our utility emission
    intensity by half the 2000-level
2050
  • COMMITMENT: Achieve
    net-zero emissions

The corporate governance committee of Entergy’s Board of Directors has responsibility for oversight of the company’s overall sustainability strategy, policies, and practices. They meet this responsibility by ensuring that recognized sustainability risks are being addressed by the full Board or an appropriate Board committee.

Board Committee Primary Sustainability Oversight Responsibility
Corporate Governance Overall corporate sustainability strategy; corporate social responsibility and policies, including with respect to climate change and corporate governance issues; governmental, regulatory, public policy, and public relations matters; public advocacy activities; shareholder concerns
Personnel Executive compensation policy and incentive plan design; employee and human resources issues; employee training and development; talent management; employee and contractor safety; organizational health; diversity, inclusion, and belonging; and supplier diversity
Audit Environmental compliance and auditing, ethics and compliance, market and credit risks, cybersecurity risks, vendor and supply chain risks, financial reporting processes and risks, enterprise risks, other strategic risks, and general risk oversight
Finance Financial stability and major capital investments
Nuclear Safety risks unique to the nuclear fleet and sustainability of our nuclear plants

Measuring and Reporting Our Progress

Measuring progress: Entergy uses benchmarking and leverages our relationships with internal and external experts as well as trade groups to refine our suite of sustainability metrics and to ensure data integrity and proper management. For example, we recently compared Entergy’s public information to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board recommendations and posted the results at entergy.com/sustainability.

Public reporting: Public reporting of environmental, social, and governance metrics has become increasingly important to our stakeholders, many of whom have established their own sustainability goals. In addition to providing full disclosure of financially material information in our Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, Entergy collects ESG metrics and supporting narratives and discloses them annually in this Integrated Report as well as in our Performance Data Table, the Entergy Statistical Report and Investor Guide, the EEI ESG and American Gas Association templates, and Global Reporting Initiative and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board mapping. These documents are available on our sustainability web pages and through other communications. In addition, our March 2019 climate report, “Climate Scenario Analysis and Evaluation of Risks and Opportunities,” is aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.