- Exelon Corporation 2011 Sustainability Report
- For more information on our community and environmental partnerships please view our Sustainability Report.
Exelon works to consistently enhance our environmental performance through partnerships with leadership organizations at national and local levels. Exelon believes that a broad approach is required to better enrich the communities we serve. We focus our corporate giving in four areas and give to the communities in which we live and serve and encourage our employees to support the organizations that they value.
Exelon also nurtures a culture of community involvement and environmental stewardship in the workplace. Last year, Exelon employees logged over 53,000 hours of community service. We’re proud of our employees who volunteer to enrich the quality of life in our communities.
Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)
As an independent not-for-profit organization, CDP has assembled the largest corporate greenhouse gas emissions database in the world and releases an annual Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). Exelon was named to the CDLI in 2010, and in five of the last six years. A company’s rating is based on their reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and an assessment of the company’s climate change strategies.
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Since 2008, Exelon has engaged with Ceres —a leading coalition of investors, environmental groups and public interest organizations—to advance our sustainability performance and improve our use of the Global Reporting Initiative, as well as our ongoing interactions on approaches to climate change, energy efficiency and nuclear energy. In April 2012, a group of Ceres stakeholders reviewed Exelon's draft corporate sustainability report and offered comments to improve Exelon's reporting. A summary of comments, and how Exelon responded to comments, is available: download the response.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
Exelon has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for 6 consecutive years. Of the 600 largest North American companies, the DJSI North America index recognizes the leading 20% in each sector for sustainability efforts.
SAM Sustainability Yearbook
In February 2011, Exelon Corporation was named to the “Bronze Class” level in SAM’s “The Sustainability Yearbook 2011” and was one of only five U.S.-based electric utilities to make the Sustainability Leaders 2010/2011 listings. SAM is an investment group focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing and has partnered with Dow Jones Indexes for the publication and licensing of the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI).
Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Exelon has been a member of the Pew Center’s Business Environmental Leadership Council (BELC)—the largest U.S.-based association of corporations focused on addressing the challenges of climate change—since 2005.
Resources for the Future
A nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, Resources for the Future with a mission to improve environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide through objective social science research of the highest caliber.
United States Environmental Protection Agency Climate Leaders
In 2005, as an early participant in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders program (1 of only 10 electric utilities to join the program), Exelon committed to reduce company-wide emissions 8% by the end of 2008.
United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP)
In 2007, Exelon joined USCAP, a business-NGO alliance that has called on the federal government to enact economy-wide market-driven legislation to address climate change.
Wildlife Habitat Council
Exelon works with the Wildlife Habitat Council to identify rare, threatened and endangered species and sensitive habitats around our facilities in order to preserve these valuable natural resources.
The Climate Registry
Exelon became a member of The Climate Registry in 2011. The Climate Registry establishes consistent, transparent standards throughout North America for businesses and governments to calculate, verify and publicly report their carbon footprints in a single, unified registry.
Local Organizations & Institutions in Our Service Areas and Host Communities
Museum of Science and Industry
ComEd is proud to sponsor Smart Home: Green + Wired, powered by ComEd at the Museum of Science and Industry. The Smart Home showcases ComEd’s electricity saving programs, demonstrates the latest in sustainable living and offers simple ways to incorporate green living into any lifestyle.
Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC)
Exelon, in partnership with PEC and others, installed a forested buffer along a tributary to the Little Conestoga River in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The project will improve water and air quality, as well as increase habitat for fish and wildlife.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
PECO has partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society on several environmental initiatives, including TreeVitalize, a program to replace thousands of trees lost to commercial and residential development in the Philadelphia 5-county region. PECO also sponsored an exhibit at PHS' 2009 Philadelphia Flower Show, highlighting the company's new green roof at its Main Office Building headquarters--the largest in Pennsylvania, and other environmental initiatives that support Exelon 2020.
Exelon is proud to sponsor the PECO Primate Reserve at The Philadelphia Zoo, a recreation of an abandoned timber mill converted into a conservation center for endangered tropical primates.
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (SCEE)
PECO is one of the founding corporate partners of SCEE, whose mission is to promote, through environmental education, the preservation and improvement of the natural environment. PECO received SCEE’s Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award in 2006 for its efforts toward sustainable energy and clean environmental practices.