CHICAGO (May 22, 2009) - Exelon Corporation announced today that it has released its annual sustainability report. Titled Sustainable Advantage, the report is part of Exelon’s continual effort to be transparent and keep the public informed of its progress on environmental, safety and community initiatives.
The report summarizes Exelon’s sustainability performance in 2008. Highlights include:
- Inclusion in both the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Leadership Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the third year in a row;
- Achievement of the company’s U.S. EPA Climate Leaders goal by reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by more than 35 percent from 2001 levels;
- Launch of Exelon 2020: A Low-Carbon Roadmap, a strategy to reduce, offset or displace more than 15 million metric tons of GHG emissions per year by 2020;
- Achievement of an average capacity factor of 93.9 percent at Exelon’s owned and operated nuclear plants, which emit virtually no GHG emissions; and
- ISO 14001 certification for six more company organizations’ environmental management programs.
- Completion of a safety governance effectiveness assessment;
- Further development of an industrial hygiene program; and
- Enhancement of safety training for office workers and first-line supervisors.
- Total corporate giving of nearly $26 million, with more than 3,200 grants to community groups;
- More than 53,000 hours of employee volunteer service - a 50 percent increase over the previous year - to 985 nonprofit organizations, garnering VolunteerMatch’s Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year award for the second year in a row;
- More than $456 million in spending with minority- and woman-owned businesses, earning recognition from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency, the Chicago African American Contractors Association and the Edison Electric Institute.
To download the full 2008 sustainability report, visit www.exeloncorp.com/corpresponsibility.