Exelon Named to Prestigious Sustainability Index as We Work to Lead the Energy Transformation
In December 2023, Exelon was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for the 18th consecutive year. The survey is designed to assess companies across a wide range of economic and disclosure areas along with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) policies and performance.
Exelon was recognized for our strong performance in many of the survey categories ranging from transmission and distribution system reliability to biodiversity management which works to improve conservation efforts. When considering total company scores, Exelon was in the top three among its North America utility proxy peers and had the highest environmental score.
Through the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) survey process, S&P Global evaluates over 600 of the largest North American companies each year on a broad range of sustainability measures for potential inclusion in the DJSI North America Index, as well as over 10,000 companies worldwide that are eligible for World and regional indices.
“Exelon is excited to be named to the DJSI North America Index for the 18th consecutive year. As we work to lead the energy transformation, this recognition shows our customers and communities that we remain actively committed to a sustainable energy future,” said Sunny Elebua, senior vice president, Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer for Exelon.
Exelon was one of only seven utility companies named to the North America Index in 2023. Being featured in the Index shines a light on the important work we are doing to lead the energy transformation. Our six local energy companies – Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco – are focused on achieving a high level of reliability and maintaining excellent customer service for the communities we serve.
The focus on high performance, reliability and service also means investing in the future, as reflected in our significant capital investment of almost $7.2 billion in 2022. This investment will enhance the reliability and resilience of our physical electric and gas system infrastructure. It also allows our customers to actively participate in how they utilize energy and engage with the energy system. Specific enhancements include energy awareness and usage programs, and integration of customer renewable energy and electric vehicle charging.
For Exelon, delivering best-in-class service for communities also means being environmental stewards. Our utilities have significant land holdings and 11,151 miles of transmission lines across a range of rights-of-way. Exelon is acting to mitigate the impacts of climate change on local species and native habitats across these land areas.
As reflected in the DJSI scoring, human capital development is also crucial to Exelon’s business. It allows us to build a talent pipeline to ensure that people of diverse backgrounds have pathways to get into the company. In 2022, Exelon invested nearly $14 million to support more than 75 different workforce development programs across our six utilities to bring economic equity, empowerment and employment opportunities.
Visit the 2022 Exelon Sustainability Report to learn more about Exelon’s sustainability initiatives