Ranked 20th overall in Newsweek’s 2017 Green Rankings list
HARTFORD, Conn. and BOSTON, Mass. – Eversource Energy is once again being nationally recognized for its leadership in corporate sustainability and environmental performance, placing 20th among 500 U.S. companies in Newsweek Magazine’s annual Green Rankings list.
Eversource has been a consistent high performer in the annual survey. The 2017 list represents Eversource’s best overall performance to date among U.S companies, and it also placed fourth among U.S. utilities.
“It’s very rewarding to see our commitment to environmental sustainability be recognized in this way,” said Eversource Chairman, President and CEO Jim Judge. “With the support of our employees, we will continue to build on the #1 ranking of our energy efficiency programs, grow our clean energy portfolio, and partner with our customers and communities as stewards for our environment.”
The Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world’s most recognized assessments of corporate environmental performance. Companies are compared against their industry group peers and scores are based on factors including levels of greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste productivity, as well as the transparency and objectivity of their environmental performance data.
Eversource had the highest score of any utility in the category of “carbon productivity” which is a measure of greenhouse gas emissions from 2013-2015 as determined by Newsweek. The company reduced its carbon footprint during this period through reduced emissions from generation, and operational and infrastructure enhancements.
To learn more about sustainability in action at Eversource, view the company’s 2017 Sustainability Report.
Eversource (NYSE: ES) transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas and supplies water to approximately 4 million customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Recognized as the top U.S. utility for its energy efficiency programs by the sustainability advocacy organization Ceres, Eversource harnesses the commitment of its more than 8,300 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. For more information, please visit our website (www.eversource.com) and follow us on Twitter (@EversourceCorp) and Facebook (facebook.com/EversourceEnergy). For more information on our water services, visit www.aquarionwater.com.