New Orleans, LA, Sept. 11, 2007 — For a sixth consecutive year, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes named Entergy Corp. to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index. Entergy was the only U.S. utility selected to the world index, and one of only 16 utilities chosen worldwide.
Launched in 1999, the DJSI tracks the financial, environmental and social performance of sustainability-driven companies worldwide and selects companies whose overall performance scores are in the top 10 percent for their sector. The DJSI World covers the top 10 percent of the world’s 2,500 biggest companies in 58 different sectors. The DJSI North America selects the top 20 percent in each industry sector from a pool of the 500 largest companies in 47 different sectors. Listing on the indexes is based on an assessment of general and industry-specific criteria, which is then verified by an external auditor.
Entergy ranked best in class for occupational safety; environmental policy and environmental management; stakeholder engagement; climate strategy; and talent attraction and retention. Entergy also scored in the top percentile for corporate governance, labor practice indicators and environmental reporting.
J. Wayne Leonard, Entergy’s chairman and CEO, called the designation “an extremely noble distinction.”
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