Later today, Story will participate in a panel discussion – “A CEO
Perspective: Why ESG Matters?” facilitated by
The ESG Evaluation is the sum of a company’s ESG profile plus its long-term preparedness to adapt to the ESG environment, identified through a thorough assessment process. The ESG profile factors include: Environmental – greenhouse gas emissions, waste and pollution, water use and land use; Social – workforce diversity; safety management, customer engagement and communities; and Governance – structure and oversight, code and values, transparency reporting and cyber risk programs.
“The current ESG movement is much broader today. It includes environmental leadership and sustainability; employee engagement, safety and equity; active community outreach, civic and charitable involvement; and Increasing demands for transparency and good governance. Stakeholders want to see more than just words, they want to see defined and measured actions and results that are reflective of a company’s commitment to ESG,” Story continued. “We believe in doing well by doing good and we’re thrilled to be part of S&P Global’s ESG Evaluation Launch.”
The company was recently ranked number 23 on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies list; the highest ranked utility. Also, American Water was one of 230 companies selected for the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) which distinguishes companies committed to transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and
most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater
utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated
professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water,
wastewater and other related services to more than 14 million people in
46 states and
Source: American Water
External Affairs Manager