Bruno Sarda details NRG's efforts to be a leader in American corporate sustainability.
It is with pride that I introduce to you, our stakeholders, our second Sustainability Report since I joined NRG. In it, we outline our 2017 sustainability accomplishments, along with a comprehensive view of the actions we’ve taken across our value chain to enhance the resilience of our operations and create value for our customers and shareholders.
In last year’s report, we introduced a new sustainability strategy, cutting across five organizational pillars: customers, workplace, business, operations and suppliers.
Mauricio Gutierrez discusses corporate responsibility in 2017 Sustainability Report
Businesses create the most value when they fulfill a societal need in a meaningful way. I often find myself reflecting on this sentiment and the importance of electricity in our modern life. Electricity, the lifeblood of modern society, powers individuals, homes, businesses and, increasingly, other areas such as transportation. In a more connected and digital future, we will rely more on electricity, not less. As a power company that generates and sells electricity, I recognize the great responsibility we have in enabling this future.
11th Annual Week of Employee Volunteerism Prioritizes Community Resilience
PRINCETON, N.J., May 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ — For the 11th consecutive year, NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG) employees took to the communities where they live and work to volunteer in the name of “positiveNRG week,” the company’s annual week of volunteering. This year’s efforts resulted in nearly 1,000 NRG employees across 16 states volunteering nearly 5,000 hours to 71 charities and nonprofits.
Today, NRG Energy, Inc. published its 2017 Sustainability Report. In this report, the company announces new sustainability achievements and milestones and provides, for the first time, the company’s principles on climate change.
“Sustainability needs to be more than a single target or objective. It must be a philosophy that is fully integrated into all parts of an organization - the glue that keeps all internal and external stakeholders working together towards a common goal with purpose. This is sustainability at NRG.” Mauricio Gutierrez, President and CEO, NRG Energy.
As the cost of sensors, devices, edge networks, machine learning, and analytics decreases, the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating a new industrial paradigm that impacts every industry, energy included. Energy has been evolving in terms of generation and distribution, and the IoT stands to be the most transformational aspect of this brave new world. Here’s how we expect it to affect corporate energy users in the next decade.
For the past two years, I have had the opportunity to speak on a panel at Rice University's Diversity Conference. As the "lone male voice" on the panel, I enjoy the occasion to sit with those on the ground floor of these issues-those that live them every day-and learn.
In a world of diminishing resources, increasingly unpredictable supply chains, and global competition, energy management must become a board-level area of focus. However, HBR research indicates that energy is "often the largest inadequately monitored part of a company’s cost structure."
For many executives, the myriad of ways in which to enact energy savings are too varied and not succinct enough to be actionable. Here, we present four different tried-and-true methods for saving on energy expenditures.
Smart cities’ roads to greater sustainability are long and sometimes difficult to navigate. Successful plans tend to involve pursuing sustainability from a number of fronts simultaneously, which further complicates the issue.