We Power Life...
as Environmental Leaders
Protecting the environment is one of many ways that Entergy powers life and creates sustainable value for our stakeholders — customers, employees, communities and owners.
Led by our board of directors, Entergy maintains a forward-looking environmental management policy that extends beyond a dedication to environmental compliance. Our policy commits us, among other things, to practice sustainability in all that we do, not only through our environmentally responsible behavior but also through our support of initiatives that promote local, industry and global prosperity.
Entergy is recognized as an industry leader for taking bold action to address climate issues. In 2001, we were the first U.S. electric utility to commit to voluntarily stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions. Since then, we’ve challenged ourselves even further and set stricter reduction targets.
In 2019, we set a new emissions strategy for the next decade by committing to reduce our emission intensity by 50% from our 2000 level by 2030. This means that for every unit of electricity Entergy generates, we will emit half the CO2 that we emitted in 2000. Learn more in our climate report here.
Now, we are accelerating our climate action goals with a commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This commitment illustrates our ongoing view of the importance of environmental stewardship. For an overview of our strategic actions and opportunities for technological advances, click here. For more on our strategic plan to achieve net-zero, click here to access a detailed addendum to our 2019 climate report.
Utilities play a critical role in delivering clean-energy solutions that are essential in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and we see an opportunity to innovate and invest to improve the world around us. We’ve aligned our environmental strategy and initiatives with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aimed at improving life on Earth, focusing on these primary environmental impact areas:
Policies and ESG Reporting
Entergy voluntarily reports our sustainability performance, actions and goals, including environmental, social and governance measurements, using several reporting mechanisms. These include the Edison Electric Institute ESG template, which Entergy helped develop. The EEI/ESG template helps EEI member companies provide more uniform, consistent metrics for investors. In 2018, we were the first U.S. utility to report our ESG qualitative and quantitative information using the new template. In 2019, we added a new report for gas operations, developed in partnership with the American Gas Association and EEI. These and other sustainability reports are available at entergy.com/sustainability.
For 18 consecutive years, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, a global measurement for environmental, social and governance responsibility, has included Entergy on either its World or North America index or both. Entergy’s Global Reporting Initiative disclosures align with GRI standards and can be found here. Current and past performance on key sustainability indicators can also be viewed on our Performance Data Table and our EEI ESG template.
Entergy aspires to be an industry leader in protecting our environment, and we expect our employees, agents and suppliers to provide goods and services in an environmentally conscientious manner. Entergy has an enterprise-wide environmental vision and policy for employees, and our Suppliers' Code of Conduct sets forth expectations regarding environmental responsibility for suppliers and vendors. More on sustainability within our supply chain is available here.
Guiding our Environmental Strategy
- Entergy's Environmental Vision Statement
- Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety Policy
- Environmental Management System Procedure
- Avian and Wildlife Protection Standard
- Suppliers' Code of Conduct
- Waste Management and Minimization Standard
- Commitment to Biodiversity Statement
- Water Management Standard
The documents above are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended to add enforceable legal or regulatory requirements. The documents do, however, include additional performance expectations adopted by the Company.
More Environmental Resources
- Integrated Report
- Environmental News From Entergy
- 2021 Entergy GHG Third-Party Verification Statement and Report
- Environmental Metrics Assurance Statement
- Entergy's Environmental Initiatives Fund: History and Highlights
- Calculate Your Carbon Footprint
- Biodiversity Commitment
- Protecting our Gulf Coast Communities: