Entergy Named Climate Performance Leader

Noria news wires

Entergy Corporation recently was named to the 2015 Climate "A" List of S&P 500 leaders in climate performance. The company was the only U.S. utility included on the list, which was compiled by CDP.

Formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information.

This is the third consecutive year Entergy has been named to the Climate "A" List, which identifies companies that are leading the way globally in their actions to reduce emissions, mitigate climate change, and ensure adaptation and transparency. Of the nearly 2,000 companies from around the world participating in the assessment, 113 made the list, including 34 from the United States.

Entergy was also one of four U.S. utilities named to the CDP U.S. Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. The top 10 percent of companies assessed are noted for providing comprehensive information about the measurement and management of their carbon footprint, their climate change strategy, and risk management processes and outcomes. Since 2008, Entergy has been included on the disclosure index seven times.

Entergy's scores of 99 for disclosure and "A" rating in performance leadership extend to its supply chain organization. For comparison, of the 4,000 participating companies worldwide, the CDP supply chain averages were 60 for disclosure and a "D" rating for performance.

"Each year Entergy participates in the CDP assessment as a means of benchmarking and elevating our risk assessment, reviewing and adjusting our climate strategy, and measuring our progress against our goals," said Rod West, Entergy's executive vice president and chief administrative officer. "It is important to be recognized for the forward-thinking steps our company is taking to ensure long-term success."

An integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations, Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

For more information, visit www.entergy.com.

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