NRG Energy

Corporate Responsibility in the Workplace at NRG


To keep our employees healthy, happy and operating at their best, NRG provides several wellness benefits. We offer full and part-time employees scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week health, dental and vision insurance, mental health assistance, a non-tobacco user discount, adoption assistance, parental leave and tuition reimbursement, among other benefits. Additionally, we sponsored more than a dozen runs, walks and bike rides to promote healthy behavior and hosted more than 25 employee health fairs in 2017 at NRG locations across the country.

Biodiversity at NRG Energy


Biodiversity promotes healthy ecosystems and human interaction with nature. That’s why we designed our environmental policy to foster the protection of the natural habitats surrounding our generation sites. Protecting and promoting biodiversity ensures that living resources will remain in stable quantities in perpetuity. The air we breathe, leaves on trees and even a spider’s web serve important biodiversity functions. It is our obligation as a company and as employees to effectively use and protect all natural resources in a sustainable way.

econrg: NRG's Environmental Stewardship Initiative


Learn more in the 2017 Sustainability Report

econrg® promotes ecological stewardship among our plant employees with initiatives aimed at improving environmental awareness and education.

In 2017, NRG plant employees participated in 191 voluntary econrg projects and NRG facilities donated $75,325 to benefit the environment. These projects and initiatives focused on the following areas:

Helping Companies Finance a Clean Energy Future

by Amy Brown

As companies look to meet their greenhouse gas and climate targets, procuring renewable energy remains an attractive approach with the promise of big gains in reducing corporate carbon footprint.

Nearly two-thirds of Fortune 100 and nearly half of Fortune 500 companies have set ambitious renewable energy or related sustainability targets, according to the Business Renewables Center (BRC), an initiative of the Rocky Mountain Institute.

The Relationship Between Weather and Energy Prices


When it comes to natural gas and electricity prices, weather plays a crucial role. Heat waves are often cited as having pricing implications— but it’s not just hot weather. More often, it is the severe cold or massive storms that impact supply and demand, which can potentially lead to fluctuations in energy prices.

NRG’s Commitment to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).


At NRG, supporting a more sustainable future goes beyond our own emission reduction goals. There are many ways the concept is taking hold at our company and in the communities we serve—one example is through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

How Market Levers for Clean Energy Development are Continuing the Trend Toward Renewables


The renewable energy industry has come a long way since 1975, when the first utility-scale wind generation project came online in California. By the end of 2017, all renewable energy sources provided about 17 percent of total utility-scale power generation in the U.S., with about 10 percent of this total coming from wind and solar facilities.

NRG's 2017 Carbon Emissions Performance


Sustainable Operations is one of the dimensions of our business strategy focused on improving environmental and community outcomes from activities at NRG’s generating assets. We are working to improve efficiency and reduce emissions from generation assets, and in the process, reducing our water use and waste generation to ensure productivity and value for our stakeholders. Sustainable Operations include safety, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon capture, utilization and storage, other air emissions, water, by-products and biodiversity.

How NRG Keeps Its Supply Chain Sustainable


In today’s global economy, virtually no organization is fully vertically integrated. This makes sustainability relevant across a company’s entire value chain. After setting an ambitious goal addressing downstream avoidance of customer greenhouse gas emissions, NRG is one of the first in its sector to include its supply chain as part of its sustainability commitments. This makes strong business sense because sustainable supply chains are inherently more efficient, transparent and resilient.


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