CHARLOTTE, N.C. - If you can't get enough of facts, figures and data, Duke Energy's 2014 Sustainability Report is just what you need.
The report is available online at: http://sustainabilityreport.duke-energy.com/.
A comprehensive look at the company's social, environmental and financial performance, the ninth edition of the Sustainability Report outlines a number of challenges and goals for the nation's largest electric utility.
"We continue to make progress on achieving our goals, and improving our overall operations," said Lynn Good, chief executive officer and president of Duke Energy. "We are moving forward with a clear vision for how well continue to innovate, lead and succeed in our ever-changing industry. The Sustainability Report allows us to be transparent with all stakeholders on the progress we are making."
For nine straight years, Duke Energy has been a part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America - putting it among the most sustainable companies on the continent.
The report provides an overview and data on how Duke Energy creates value. It details the company's performance in its four key focus areas - customers, growth, operations and employees. A number of employees are highlighted for their contributions to Duke Energys sustainability efforts.
The report also tracks the company's progress on its current sustainability goals and programs. Some highlights:
- The company has given customers nearly 61 million energy-efficient light bulbs in recent years. That’s enough energy saved to power nearly 192,000 homes.
- About 71 percent of the company’s U.S. solid waste is recycled. That’s better than last year’s mark of 69 percent – heading toward a 2018 goal of 80 percent.
- The company owns and purchases more than 3,000 megawatts of wind, solar and biomass – heading toward a goal of 6,000 megawatts by 2020. Duke Energy's overall generating capacity is about 60,000 megawatts.
Duke Energy's last two Sustainability Reports were honored with a platinum MarCom Award in the category of best annual and social responsibility report. The competition is administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.
About Duke Energy
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com.