“Beyond our actions and contributions as a company, [the positiveNRG year in review] reflects the hours, commitment, heart, and support of hundreds of individual employees.”
Jennifer Brunelle, Senior Director, positiveNRG
PositiveNRG, NRG’s corporate social responsibility program and the center of our charitable giving initiatives, has always been the why behind our organization, giving us the opportunity to go beyond powering the everyday and toward powering purpose.
NRG Energy, Inc., North America’s leading integrated energy and home services company published its eleventh annual sustainability report. The company has reduced its carbon footprint by 55% from its 2014 baseline, exceeding its 50% reduction goal five years ahead of plan. The reduction in NRG’s emissions by 35.6 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent is comparable to avoiding almost 90 billion miles driven by an average passenger vehicle1.
Creating customer-focused paths to sustainable energy
In 2020, we guided more business customers to what’s optimal, leveraging our energy industry knowledge, a technology-agnostic mindset, and a focus on their unique situations, goals, and needs. From there, robust solutions — efficient, resilient, cost-effective, and sustainable — naturally emerged.
There is no shortage of sustainable solutions for business and residential customers. What’s needed is a guiding hand to help customers navigate through the possibilities and land on what’s right — for them.
NRG is committed to leading its sector in sustainability transparency and disclosure. We follow the leading globally accepted frameworks and standards in order to provide key information to all of our stakeholders.
In 2020, COVID impacted everyone’s world. As two weeks to flatten the curve turned to months of adaptation, new policies, practices, and protections took hold, and the interconnected nature of human welfare and the economy became indisputable. Companies flooded the airwaves with philanthropic action and calls for unity and support during 'these unprecedented times.' And, more than ever before, our first responders became larger than life heroes, sacrificing to protect and care for us all.
Sustainability is a philosophy that underpins and facilitates value creation across our business and for all our stakeholders. It is an integral piece of our corporate strategy and ties directly to business success, reduced risk, and enhanced reputational value. Our sustainability philosophy spans five comprehensive, key pillars – business, customers, workplace, operations, and suppliers – that help embed it into the culture and fabric of our organization.