INFOGRAPHIC | Sustainable Business at NRG

Jul 20, 2018 10:50 AM ET

NRG Energy's 2017 Sustainability Report


As with other organizations that have chosen to make sustainability part of their strategic imperative, sustainability at NRG means driving business results, reducing risk and enhancing the company’s brand value. Sustainable Business lies at the core of our five-pillar strategy because it encompasses initiatives that embed sustainability in the organization.

This includes our objectives for NRG to be recognized as a leader on transparency to measure key sustainable business goals and to manage stakeholder engagement. Our Sustainable Business strategy ties financial performance with our decarbonization efforts. It also advances dialogue around future corporate reporting while engaging with our broad stakeholder network. This is supported by a strong governance structure that starts with the Board of Directors and the CEO and extends to all business leaders within our organization.


Corporate sustainability governance structure

For sustainability to be embedded into our organizational strategy, it needs to be championed by our business leaders and integrated into our core operations. To ensure executive and operational buy-in, NRG’s sustainability team manages our day-to-day efforts while also developing and guiding long-term strategy.

Further, the sustainability team has access to a CEO-led executive steering committee to guide the development, integration and implementation of our strategy. The committee is available to review strategic priorities throughout the year for specific implementation needs, however in 2017, even though all committee members were consulted and engaged individually, this committee did not formally convene due to the focus on NRG’s Transformation Plan execution.

Click here to see NRG Energy's full 2017 Sustainability Report.