NRG Sustainability Report: Key Issues Assessment

Aug 29, 2018 10:05 AM ET

NRG Energy's 2017 Sustainability Report

Our key issues matrix identifies sustainability issues that are relevant to NRG’s current business and operating environment. While creating this matrix, NRG personnel interviewed more than 100 internal and external stakeholders – the results were synthesized into an executive briefing document shared with NRG leadership. For the purpose of the Sustainability Report, these findings were also compared with external best practice publications on metrics, such as the Electricity Producers Research Institute (EPRI) Metrics for the Electricity Producers Industry, the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). The end result confirmed that the key issues NRG was reporting against were indeed the most pressing issues for the company at the time, and they remain relevant today.

The resulting matrix (see chart) illustrates the social, environmental and economic issues that may have the greatest impact with regard to our business and stakeholders.

Today, we use this independent analysis to better inform business decisions and shape our voluntary reporting process. In 2018, we intend to conduct a comprehensive key issue assessment pending the progression of the NRG Transformation Plan elements and divestitures. 

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