Key ESG-related Awards and Recognition
One of Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies in the United States
In 2020 and 2021, Newsweek recognized America’s Most Responsible Companies based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from corporate social responsibility, sustainability and corporate citizenship reports, as well as an independent survey.
ENERGY STAR’s 16th Annual Sustained Excellence Partner of the Year Award
For the 16th year in a row, CenterPoint Energy received ENERGY STAR’s Sustained Excellence Partner of the Year Award for Energy Efficiency Program Delivery – longer than any other utility. Since 2001, our High Efficiency Homes program has incentivized over 75,000 above code homes and over 112,000 ENERGY STAR homes. Homeowners use less energy and save money each month.
First-place Tie for 2020-2021 American Customer Satisfaction Index
CenterPoint Energy tied with Atmos Energy and NextEra Energy for first place nationally in the 2020-2021 American Customer Satisfaction Index® (ACSI) study of investor-owned utilities. ACSI is a national economic indicator of customer evaluations of the quality of products and services available to household consumers in the United States. CenterPoint Energy has ranked among the top two utilities nationally in the study since 2015, also holding the top spot in 2018 and 2019.
Six Edison Electric Institute Response Awards
CenterPoint Energy received six Edison Electric Institute Response Awards for outstanding efforts to restore electric service following 2020 hurricanes Delta, Hannah, Isaias, Laura, Sally and Zeta. The awards recognize companies that faced difficult circumstances caused by extraordinary events and put forth an outstanding effort to restore service to the public. In 2020, 800 mutual assistance employees, contractors and support personnel helped restore power to customers in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York and Texas.
Edison Electric Institute Emergency Response Award
Presented to Edison Electric Institute member companies, Emergency Response Awards recognize recovery and assistance efforts of electric companies following service disruptions caused by extreme weather or other natural events. CenterPoint Energy supported restoration efforts following February’s powerful nor’easter.
2021 Tree Line USA Company
CenterPoint Energy was named a 2021 Tree Line USA company for the 15th consecutive year by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and caring throughout its service area. Tree Line USA is a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters that recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America’s urban trees.
2020-2021 Supplier Diversity Awards
- Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Top Corporation of the Year (National), honoring corporations that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the inclusion of women-owned businesses in their supply chains.
- The Houston Business Journal honored CenterPoint Energy with the 2021 Outstanding Supplier Diversity Award for successfully and consistently conducting business with minority-owned suppliers.
- Houston Minority Supplier Development Council’s President’s Award
- Houston Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance’s Cutting Edge Award
- Minority Business News Texas Best of the Decade
2021 Houston Bar Association Diversity Award
CenterPoint Energy received the 2021 Houston Bar Association Diversity Award in the Corporate Legal Department category. The award focuses on the promotion and successful implementation of business measures that support and expand diversity, equity and inclusion in recruiting and hiring, career advancement, mentoring opportunities, training, company policies, supplier diversity, relationships with key stakeholders and community involvement. CenterPoint Energy’s Legal team focuses on sustainable, long-term actions that build on the company’s diversity and inclusion vision.
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Award
CenterPoint Energy, in partnership with the Houston Housing Authority, received an award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) in the Community Revitalization and Project Design Category for its Agencies in Action heat pump installation program. Implemented at the Oxford Place Apartments in Houston, the program serves low-income eligible CenterPoint Energy customers and replaces old and inefficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in multifamily properties, providing cost savings to the most vulnerable families in our communities.
Security Magazine’s Security 500 Rankings
CenterPoint Energy, in partnership with the Houston Housing Authority, received an award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) in the Magazine’s Security 500 rankings for being one of the companies who took the lead in securing its business in 2020. Companies were ranked through various metrics to determine the forerunners in 20 sectors. CenterPoint Energy came in at number five for its corporate security program in the Utilities category.