As part of Exelon’s commitment to keeping the public informed of its performance in the areas of economic, environmental and social sustainability, the company today announced that it has released its 2013 corporate sustainability report. “We’re proud of the progress we’ve made toward our sustainability goals and remain dedicated to creating value for customers, shareholders, communities and employees,” said Chris Crane, Exelon’s president and CEO. “In addition, we will continue to advocate for market rules and policies that will help shape a reliable, clean and sustainable energy future.” The report presents a comprehensive record of Exelon’s sustainability performance in 2013. Among the highlights, Exelon:
- Produced record generation output from its nuclear fleet, which had a 94.1 percent capacity factor. Exelon-owned nuclear generation avoided an estimated 87 million metric tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – equivalent to the annual emissions of more than 18 million passenger vehicles. (Source: U.S. EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator)
- Achieved its best-ever operating year across its three utilities – BGE, ComEd and PECO – each of which improved over 2012 in all key metrics, including safety, reliability, customer service and customer satisfaction.
- Produced more than 5.8 million megawatt hours of electricity from renewable sources and added 153 megawatts of new solar capacity.
- Returned directly to the source more than 99 percent of the approximately 34.2 billion gallons of water per day utilized by Exelon-operated facilities.
- Delivered its best-ever OSHA recordable rate for employee safety.
- Provided more than $32.3 million in grants and more than 96,000 employee volunteer hours to non-profit organizations to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves.
- Sourced $906 million from diversity-certified suppliers, surpassing its 2013 goal.
- Returned an estimated 94 percent of its net revenue to the economy, through purchases of materials, goods and services; employee compensation and benefits and contracting expenses; and dividends, interest and taxes.
In recognition of Exelon’s sustainability performance, the company has been named to the North America Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years. The company was also the only U.S. utility to be included in CDP’s 2013 Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and Climate Performance Leadership Index.In addition to the interactive report on Exelon’s website, a downloadable PDF of the report is available here. About Exelon Corporation Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2013 revenues of approximately $24.9 billion. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon does business in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with more than 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 7.8 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO). Follow Exelon on Twitter @Exelon.