Entergy Corporation has once again been named a 2020 honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.
For the fifth consecutive year, Entergy has been recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. This recognition reinforces the company’s business strategy to grow a world-class energy business that delivers long-term, sustainable value for our customers, employees, communities and owners.
“Entergy’s commitment to community service is demonstrated by the generosity with which our employees lift up and help those who are hurting, especially in times of crisis,” said Leo Denault, chairman and CEO of Entergy Corporation. “Through virtual volunteerism, providing financial support to nonprofit partners and countless acts of kindness, our employees have stepped up to help our neighbors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a company, our focus has been to help vulnerable customers who have been impacted economically by providing $1.3 million in shareholder-funded grants to nonprofit partners that are helping those customers weather the storm of COVID-19.”
The Civic 50 sets the national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and resources to impact their communities.
Entergy has long promoted a culture of community involvement and volunteerism.
Through its Community Connector program, Entergy offers 16 hours of volunteer paid time off and volunteer grants, based on the number of hours served, to all employees. Since tracking began in the Community Connectors volunteer portal in April 2008, Entergy employees and retirees have given more than one million hours in volunteer service. In 2019 alone, employees contributed 115,000 volunteer hours valued at $3.7 million.
Entergy shareholders commit $18-$20 million each year to programs dedicated to improving our communities in the areas of education, workforce development, arts, health and environment. To learn more about how Entergy is delivering on its business strategy and powering life throughout the communities we serve, view the company’s 2019 Integrated Report.
“This honor comes as no surprise as Entergy’s commitment to community has been more than evident here in Westchester,’’ said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the Business Council of Westchester. “They have always been among the first to step forward to lend support to local causes.’’