IRVING, Texas, November 11, 2021 /3BLMedia/ - In appreciation of the men and women (and canines) who serve our country, Vistra (NYSE: VST) announced a $50,000 donation to organizations working to support active and veteran military members. The donations will help care for wounded veterans, transition military members to civilian life, and support military families and organizations committed to honoring our nation's heroes every day.
Companies Operating Across the State of Texas Recognized in the TxN 20 for Their Leadership in Conservation & Sustainability
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 4, 2021 /3BLMedia/ - Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, today announced Vistra (NYSE: VST) among the 20 honorees of the 3rd annual Texan by Nature 20 (TxN 20) - an official ranking of companies with Texas operations that have made a demonstrative commitment to conservation.
Supported through Vistra’s overall commitment to DEI, Vistra’s supply chain diversity initiative seeks to reflect our customer base and workforce compositions through a diverse supply chain. Endorsed and supported by the highest level of Vistra’s management team, this initiative supports the development and utilization of businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, LGBTQ+, and disabled individuals, as well as small businesses.
In 2020, we achieved ~13% spend with Small Business Enterprises and nearly 7% spend with Diverse Business Enterprises with third-party certification.
The Vistra facilities & real estate services teams are committed to sustainability and the impact our business has on the environment. Vistra’s corporate headquarters, located in Irving, Texas, has received the EPA’s prestigious Energy Star recognition for the past decade, and a handful of our regional offices have received the honor as well.
The events that occurred across the nation in 2020 brought social justice issues to the forefront. While Vistra understands the value and has seen the benefits of having a diverse and inclusive workforce, the events challenged us to look inside our own walls to care for our people and become a better, stronger, and more equitable workplace.
New partnership comes during Disability Employment Awareness Month
Vistra (NYSE: VST) is further expanding its commitment to an inclusive global economy through a new partnership with Disability:IN, the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide.
Vistra CEO Curt Morgan marked Disability Employment Awareness Month by signing Disability:IN’s CEO letter, calling on other Fortune 1000 leaders to take action and advance inclusion.
Federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Recognizes Work at Monticello-Winfield Mine in East Texas
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) today announced Luminant, a subsidiary of Vistra (NYSE: VST), as a recipient of its 2021 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award for the work done to reclaim and restore previously mined land at its Monticello-Winfield Mine. The award recognizes companies that achieve the most exemplary coal mine reclamation in the nation.
Vistra takes a leadership role in advocacy efforts, supporting public policy initiatives that will advance the country’s progress toward lowering GHG emissions. Specifically, Vistra is a founding member of the Climate Leadership Council and its advocacy arm, Americans for Carbon Dividends. Vistra actively supports the CLC’s framework of a consistently applied national carbon fee and dividend approach with a border tax adjustment as the ideal public policy solution to appropriately incentivize investments in carbon-free and carbon-reducing technologies.
Omnibus Energy Legislation Includes Framework Supporting Transformation of Nine Legacy Coal Plant Sites Into Renewable Energy Centers
IRVING, Texas, September 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law SB 2408, the Energy Transition Act, a sweeping and comprehensive measure designed to move the State of Illinois to 100% clean energy, support a responsible transition away from carbon-intense power generation, and spur further diversity and inclusion in the renewable energy industry. Vistra (NYSE: VST) supported the legislation, which incorporated the company’s legislative priority known as the Coal to Solar & Energy Storage Act.
Vistra accelerated our GHG emissions reduction targets in 2020 and is now setting out to achieve a 60% reduction in our Scope 1 and Scope 2 CO2 equivalent (CO2 e) emissions by 2030 as compared to a 2010 baseline and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Vistra’s goal to be net-zero is enterprise-wide, covering Vistra’s entire carbon footprint.