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:
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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
- First Low-income Customer
- Entergy Charitable Foundation
established to support
education and communities
- First U.S. utility to set voluntary
greenhouse emissions stabilization
goal and Environmental Initiatives
- Environmental vision statement
adopted by Board of Directors
- Inaugural Diversity and
Inclusion Summit convened
- Named to DJSI for first
of 19 consecutive years
- Resiliency planning launched for
devastated communities following
hurricanes Katrina and Rita
- Environment 2020
- $5 million workforce training
- Sustainability organization established
- New climate report released
and enhanced greenhouse gas
emission reduction goal announced
- Gulf Coast Carbon Collaborative launched
- Commitment to net-zero emissions
by 2050 announced
- GOAL: Reduce our utility emission
intensity by half the 2000-level
- COMMITMENT: Achieve
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.
Environmental / Social / Governance
As validation of our long-term and continuing commitment to sustainability, in 2020 Entergy was once again named to the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index. We are the only company in the index’s electric utility sector to be included on a DJSI index for 19 consecutive years. We earned perfect scores in climate strategy, water-related risks, materiality, environmental reporting, social reporting, and policy influence.
|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.