About This Report
- Publication Date: September 2023
- Reporting Period: January 1 to December 31, 2022
- Date of Previous Report: August 2022 (for 2021)
- Reporting Cycle: Annual
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to provide investors and other stakeholders with transparent information about the company’s priorities and key issues while highlighting relevant data and examples. This website demonstrates our progress on issues that are integral to our long-term performance.
In response to stakeholder feedback, we redesigned and reorganized our Corporate Sustainability Report into a web-based structure with a dedicated Data Center. Our reporting follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework and has been prepared with reference to the GRI Standards.
We disclose information using the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards in the Reports section of this website. To better serve our stakeholders, we have also incorporated both the American Gas Association’s (AGA) and Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) ESG Template 3 into our annual sustainability reporting activities. We also published our first Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) report in 2022.
We announced our first Sustainable Financing Framework in early 2023, which sets the foundation for CenterPoint Energy to access financing to invest in cleaner and socially focused initiatives of the company.
CenterPoint Energy’s ESG Council, which is led by the Vice President of Environmental and Corporate Sustainability and the Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer, provided guidance on the development of the report.
Formed in 2018 and composed of leadership from CenterPoint Energy’s businesses and functions, the ESG Council identifies, evaluates and recommends strategic directions and opportunities that promote ESG objectives in alignment with our company’s strategic plan. The council also provides oversight of the company’s Net Zero and carbon emissions reduction goal implementation and carbon risk management.
Along with input from the ESG Council, various business units and work groups provided data for this report based on topics that are important to the company, as well as the programs and initiatives that address these opportunities.