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Honors reflect commitment to excellence

Exelon’s accomplishments, financial and otherwise, continue to be noticed. Year after year, Exelon and our family of companies are recognized by various organizations and publications, reflecting our commitment to excellence in areas such as environment, community, diversity and operations.

Exelon has been the top-ranked electric and gas utility on the FORTUNE 500 each year since 2008. It has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for eight years running. And numerous organizations have recognized our innovative work in the areas of diversity and inclusion and social responsibility. 

Exelon is honored by awards given to the company and our employees related to the following:

Visit the ComEd, PECO and BGE websites to see more about their outstanding achievements.


  • Newsweek Green Rankings 2014
    Exelon ranked second among utility companies and No. 61 of the 500 largest publicly traded U.S. companies on Newsweek’s 2014 Green Rankings. Exelon also ranked No. 116 among the 500 largest publicly traded companies worldwide. The Green Rankings evaluate companies based on a variety of corporate sustainability and environmental impact factors.
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    Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (2006-2014)
    Exelon was named to this index for an ninth consecutive year, in recognition of the company’s corporate sustainability performance. Inclusion is based upon an in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social criteria, such as climate change strategies, energy consumption, human resources development, knowledge management, stakeholder relations and corporate governance.

  • CDP Leadership Indexes (2005-2008, 2010, 2012-2013)
    In 2014, Exelon was named to CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), marking the fifth time that CDP has recognized Exelon in this category. Exelon is one of four S&P 500 utility companies to appear on the list, which recognizes companies demonstrating a high level of transparency and data quality in their disclosure of climate-related information.
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    EPA's ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year -- 2012 and 2013
    For the second consecutive year, the U.S. EPA recognized all three Exelon utilities — BGE, ComEd and PECO — as ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year for Sustained Excellence for their continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency efforts. The utilities were recognized for their continuous contributions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by delivering information, services and products to its customers to increase energy efficiency.

  • SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) Sustainability Yearbook 2008, 2011
    Named by SAM to the “Bronze Class” of sustainability leaders in the electricity sector in the “The Sustainability Yearbook 2011.” Exelon was one of five U.S. utilities to be included in the Yearbook, which recognizes the top-scoring 15% of companies in terms of sustainability performance.

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  • United Way’s Living United Award 2014
    Exelon’s home services business, BGE HOME, was recognized for its “Gift of Warmth” program by the United Way of Frederick County. The “Live United” award honors people, businesses and non-profits that work to give back to their communities.
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) 2013
    Exelon Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer William A. Von Hoene, Jr. was honored by MALDEF with its Corporate Social Responsibility Award for his “unending commitment and tireless efforts in increasing access and opportunities for the Latino community.”
  • ABA’s Pro Bono Publico Award 2013
    Exelon’s legal department received the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award, becoming the first in-house department to do so since 2003. The award honors an individual or group of lawyers who have “enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the poor.”
  • Governor’s Volunteer Service Award 2013
    Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and the Service Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service recognized Exelon for its employee volunteer work with Youth Guidance, a partner agency in the Exelon Stay in School program. As the business honoree for Illinois’ northeastern region, Exelon was one of five companies to receive the award.
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    Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year 2008-2010
    Exelon has been honored as “Corporate Volunteer Program of the Year” by VolunteerMatch in its annual survey for three consecutive years.

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Diversity & Inclusion

  • Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work 2011-2015
    For the fifth consecutive year, Exelon was named a “Best Place to Work” on HRC’s 2015 Corporate Equality Index, receiving a perfect score of 100%. The index rates employers based on their policies and practices pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

  • G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Employer 2008-2015
    G.I. Jobs magazine selected Exelon from more than 5,000 companies as one of the top 100 military-friendly employers, marking the seventh consecutive time Exelon has appeared on the list. The ranking validates Exelon’s strong military recruiting and retention efforts, high percentage of new hires with military experience, and favorable policies on National Guard and Reserve service
  • Capital Region Minority Supplier Diversity Council’s Corporation of the Year 2014
    Exelon’s Baltimore-based utility, BGE, was named the Corporation of the Year by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Diversity Council for its efforts to develop relationships with minority- and women-owned businesses. BGE increased its number and spend with diverse suppliers.

  • U.S. Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best 2013 - 2014
    Out of the hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies U.S. Veterans Magazine polled for “Best of the Best” status, Exelon was named on the Top Veteran-Friendly Companies list for the second consecutive year. The list honors businesses with military-friendly policies and programs to actively recruit and hire veterans.

  • Most Valuable Employer for Military 2013 - 2014
    Exelon was named a winner for the 2014 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military for the second consecutive year. Exelon was among the 88 companies recognized and appeared on the Most Valuable Employers list in the May issue of Military Transition News, a worldwide military base newspaper. The Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military list serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually based on those employers whose recruiting, training and retention plans best serve military service members and veterans.

  • The DiversityInc Top 7 Utilities 2014
    Exelon was named to DiversityInc’s list of the top seven utilities for diversity. Employers were assessed on more than 180 factors, including workforce demographics, employee resource group participation and percentage of procurement spent with diverse suppliers.
  • Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Benchmark Award 2014
    The Coalition of Women’s Initiatives recognized Exelon’s legal department with the Benchmark Award, which honors a law firm or corporate legal department that has demonstrated passion for and commitment to the advancement of women’s issues in the legal profession.

  • Disability Matters Honoree 2014
    Exelon was selected as an honoree in the Workforce category at the 8th Annual Disability Matters North America Conference. The award honors companies that are committed to taking the required actions to successfully mainstream disability in the workforce, workplace and marketplace.

  • Military Times Magazine’s “Best for Vets” Employers 2013-2014
    Military Times ranked Exelon No. 21 out of 59 major corporations in its Best for Vets 2014: Employers ranking, which recognizes companies for military-friendly policies and programs to actively recruit and hire military veterans.
  • Chicago United's Business Leaders of Color 2013
    Chicago United named Exelon Senior Vice President and Chief Information & Innovation Officer Sonny Garg to its Business Leaders of Color. The list honors accomplished and innovative corporate and civic leaders who have led their teams to success and demonstrated a commitment to public service. Exelon has had an executive in every Business Leaders of Color class since it began in 2003.

  • Hispanic Business Magazine 2013 Best Companies for Diversity Practices
    Exelon was ranked #19 on Hispanic Business Magazine’s 2013 Best Companies for Diversity Practices List. The list is comprised of the 50 top companies who excel in promoting and providing a diverse workplace. Companies on the list are ranked in five broad categories: board and leadership, recruitment, retention and promotion, marketing and community outreach, and supplier diversity. Hispanic Business Magazine honors companies that are not only well represented in personnel by Hispanics, but that make an ongoing effort to hire, retain and promote individuals from minority groups.

  • Hispanic Network Magazine 2013 Top Energy Company for Hispanics and Top Diversity Employer
    Exelon was honored on two Hispanic Network Magazine “Best of the Best” Lists in 2013. The company was named a Top Energy Company for Hispanics and a Top Diversity Employer by the publication. The publication polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for its 2013 Best of the Best evaluations. Hispanic Network Magazine’s goal is to create an environment of teamwork in which Latin Americans and other minorities have access to all applicable business and career opportunities. 

  • Best Places to Work for Recent Grads 2013
    Exelon was one of 25 employers nationwide to be recognized as the best place for recent college graduates to work. Employers were evaluated based on their career advancement opportunities, company cultures, compensation and benefits, and work-life balance. The list of outstanding employers for recent grads was compiled by Experience, the largest university-endorsed career network.
  • Equality Forum’s International Business Leadership Award 2013
    The Equality Forum presented Exelon the International Business Leadership Award in recognition of the company’s longstanding commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion and equality in the workplace. Equality Forum coordinates LGBT History Month, produces documentary films, undertakes high impact initiatives and presents the largest annual international LGBT civil rights summit.
  • Most Powerful & Influential Women in Illinois 2013
    The National Diversity Council recognized Exelon SVP and Treasurer Stacie Frank as one of the Most Powerful & Influential Women in Illinois for her leadership excellence, record of accomplishments, impact on Exelon, commitment to the well-being of the community and commitment to the highest ethical standards. The award honors high-ranking female executives across industries.
  • Transformational Leadership Award 2013
    The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council presented Exelon and ComEd the Transformational Leadership Award in recognition of the companies’ leadership and innovation in the area of supplier diversity in Illinois.

  • Black EOE Journal’s Top Energy Employer 2013
    Black EOE Journal named Exelon a top diverse employer in the energy, gas and oil industry for its corporate diversity and inclusion efforts and policies in the workplace. 
  • Professional Woman's Magazine's Best of the Best 2013
    Professional Woman’s Magazine named Exelon a top employer of multiculturally diverse women in the Energy, Gas and Oil industry. Along with its subsidiary, ComEd, and competitive retail business unit, Constellation, Exelon was one of more than 250 U.S. companies recognized for its active outreach and diversity employment policies toward women Latinos, African-Americans and military veterans.
  • Historically Black Engineering Schools Top Supporter 2013
    Recognized as a top corporate supporter of the nation’s historically black engineering programs. Corporations and government organizations were honored for their work to promote diversity in the science, technology, engineering and math fields based on surveys of engineering school deans at 14 historically black colleges and universities.
  • Uptown Professional's Top 100 Executives in Corporate America 2011 and 2012
    Exelon SVP of Corporate Affairs, Calvin Butler, Jr., was named one of the top 100 corporate executives in America for the second year in a row by Uptown Professional magazine, a national publication that covers workforce diversity. The list recognizes high performing urban and diverse corporate executives.
  • Hispanic Business Magazine's Corporate Elite 2012
    Exelon SVP Federal Regulatory Affairs, Public Policy and Communications Joseph Dominguez was named one of 25 dynamic leaders on a list honoring Hispanic executives who have made significant contributions to their respective fields and fostered the advancement of the Hispanic community through charitable work and community service.
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    Black Enterprise’s “40 Best Companies for Diversity” 2007-2009, 2011, 2012
    BLACK ENTERPRISE Magazine named Exelon to its list of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity. The 40 companies that made the list outperformed their peers in four key areas: supplier diversity, senior management, board of directors and employee base.

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Corporate Excellence and Operations

  • Edison Electric Institute Emergency Response Awards 2014
    The Edison Electric Institute honored all three Exelon utilities – BGE, ComEd and PECO – for their outstanding efforts in 2014 to restore power to customers following severe storms or natural disasters. The awards recognized the employees who worked to restore service in BGE’s and PECO’s responses to Ice Storm Nika and ComEd’s response to a double derecho and seven tornadoes.
  • Fortune Magazine “World’s Most Admired Companies” 2015
    Exelon was named to Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for 2015. Inclusion is based on an in-depth survey which evaluates companies on innovation, social responsibility, quality of management, quality of product/services, long-term investment value, use of corporate assets, financial soundness, people management and global competitiveness.

  • STEM Jobs Approved Employer, 2015
    Exelon was named a STEM Jobs Approved Employer for 2015 by Victory Media. The award recognizes companies for their STEM-skilled hiring practices and for offering programs to attract and keep employees engaged in STEM careers.
  • Energy Central KITE Award for Innovation, 2014
    Energy Central named Chief Information & Innovation Officer Sonny Garg large utility CIO of the Year in the annual Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Excellence (KITE) Awards. The KITE Awards represent the utility industry’s premier recognition for IT, customer service and operations executives.

  • ILTA's Innovative Law Department of the Year 2014
    The International Legal Technology Association named Exelon’s legal department its Innovative Law Department of the Year for implementing a solution to enhance compliance performance. The award recognizes a corporate legal department that has delivered great business value and transformational impact through innovation.
  • National Law Journal’s Chicago In-House Legal Department of the Year 2014
    Exelon’s legal department was named Chicago’s In-House Legal Department of the Year by the National Law Journal. The journal’s special report highlights attorney teams that set the standards in outside counsel management, corporate compliance, diversity and pro bono service.

  • American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite, 2013
    Exelon has been named a Gold level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. The Fit-Friendly Worksite program recognizes employers who support the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the work place.
  • CPA-Zicklin Index of Political Accountability and Disclosure 2011-2013
    Exelon was one of the five best-performing companies, and the highest-scoring utility company, on this annual index measuring the largest U.S. public companies for political transparency and accountability. The Index is a joint initiative of the Center for Political Spending and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics at the Wharton School.
  • Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens 2010, 2011, 2013
    Recognized by CR Magazine as one of the nation’s 100 best corporate citizens. In 2013, Exelon ranked No. 2 overall for climate change and tied for No. 1 for corporate governance. The rankings assess companies’ corporate responsibility in terms of environment, climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance, philanthropy and financial.
  • FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" 2006-2013
    Exelon ranked as one of the top five most admired U.S. electric and gas utility companies in the world for 2013. The rankings are the result of independent surveys of businesspeople who rated companies in their own industries on nine criteria, from financial soundness to social responsibility. 

  • Institutional Investor
    Institutional Investor's Large Corporate Pension Plan Manager of the Year 2012
    As part of its U.S. Investment Management Awards, Institutional Investor magazine named Exelon Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Douglas Brown Large Corporate Pension Plan Manager of the Year. The awards recognize U.S. institutional investors whose innovative strategies and fiduciary savvy have resulted in impressive returns. 
  • Public Utilities Fortnightly's "40 Best Energy Companies" List 2006-2013
    In 2013, Exelon ranked first among U.S. energy companies measured by financial performance -- including profitability, dividend yield, free cash flow, return on equity and return on assets -- plus long-term sustainability over four years of results.

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Awards & Recognition