Sustainability is, and always has been, an integral part of the way we conduct our business. It’s not just something we do; it’s embedded in who we are.
We are committed to sustaining energy and water for life. As we work towards fulfilling this purpose, we strive to be a top-quartile global utility and independent power provider, known for exceptional performance in terms of safety, customer experience, employee engagement, diversity, equity, inclusion, environmental and social responsibility, and financial results.
We have identified six UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are most relevant to our business and to our sustainability commitments. These SDGs act as the foundation for our sustainability strategy and selection of our priority ESG issues.
We have also aligned to specific sub-targets for each selected SDG, in order to demonstrate a focused and measurable commitment to advancing each goal.
In 2019, we conducted an assessment to identify issues that are most likely to have a significant impact on our operations and performance. The process consisted of interviewing key internal and external stakeholders, and assessing the outputs against peers, industry and sustainability frameworks, rating agency reports, and insights from our stakeholder engagement activities. This work resulted in the identification of the following seven priority ESG issues.
Stakeholder dialogue not only guides our reporting process and informs our report content selection, but is an essential element of our core business practices.
Our key stakeholder groups include our customers, employees, investors, communities, and government and regulatory bodies.
An overview of these stakeholder groups, our engagement methods, and priority concerns can be found in our 2020 Sustainability Report.