- Exelon Corporation 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 105,000 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 on behalf of 722 investors representing US $87 trillion and releases an annual Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI). In 2013, Exelon was the only U.S.-based utility company to appear on CDP’s Global 500 CDLI and CPLI for leadership in reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change. Exelon was one of only two utilities named to the S&P 500 CDLI and CPLI.
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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 2013, a group of Ceres stakeholders reviewed Exelon's sustainability reporting and 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 8 consecutive years. Of the 600 largest North American companies, the DJSI North America index recognizes the leading 20% in each sector for sustainability efforts.
Exelon has been a member of the C2ES Business Environmental Leadership Council —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. Exelon exceeded its Climate Leaders goal at the end of 2008, achieving a more than 38% reduction in company-wide emissions. Subsequent to Climate Leaders, Exelon established its Exelon 2020 GHG goals and program.
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, is proud to partner with PEC to seek continued environmental progress in Pennsylvania.
- Natural Lands Trust
Since 2004, PECO has been a proud partner of Natural Lands Trust, the Greater Philadelphia region’s largest land conservation organization. Natural Lands Trust serves as the Program Administrator for PECO Green Region, the company’s municipal open space and environmental grant program. Eligible projects focus on the development of recreation trails, purchase of open space, planting of trees and other vegetation, parking planning and more. Since the program’s inception, PECO has provided more than $1.2 million towards qualifying projects.
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 continues to support programs in their four main areas of Environmental Education, Wildlife Rehabilitation, Land Restoration, and Environmental Art. These programs expose visitors to the various ways that humans can connect with nature.