— Exelon Corporation ranks among the industry leaders in corporate sustainability based on several key measures, including environmental policies, innovation and attracting and retaining talented employees, according to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The company was recognized by the global report, which reviews the 600 largest North American companies, for the 12th consecutive year. Exelon was one of eight electric and gas companies to be named to the DJSI for North America out of 32 companies in the utilities category.
“Being an industry leader means making a significant effort to deliver a cleaner, brighter energy future,” said Chris Crane, Exelon’s President and CEO. “The customer is at the center of all we do, and we are proud to be recognized for our consistent efforts to innovate and develop solutions so we can deliver on our sustainability commitments to our customers and communities.”
The DJSI assessment is conducted each year by sustainability investment specialist RobecoSAM. It is based on a comprehensive review of environmental performance, innovation management, corporate governance, risk management, stakeholder engagement and talent attraction and retention.
In 2016, Exelon demonstrated outstanding performance in these areas, including helping customers save enough electricity to power more than 1.5 million homes for one year.
The company’s annual Innovation Expo continues to bring employees and industry experts together to explore new approaches to challenges affecting the energy industry as well as ways to improve customer experience and service. Outstanding employee ideas, including the 2016 winner who developed an updated process for utility inventory control, are adopted by the business. This year’s leading entries out of 500 employee presentations included a proposal to incorporate fuel generation into Exelon’s commercial product portfolio and a digital tool for more detailed views of the company’s nuclear plants.
In 2016, Exelon’s continued focus on programs and policies to benefit employees included signing the national Equal Pay Pledge commitment to gender pay equity and expanding family leave benefits with an industry-leading benefit package. For these and other efforts, Exelon was named one of DiversityInc.’s “Diversity50” as well as a “Best Place to Work” by Indeed.com in 2017.