Sustainability is the starting point for everything we do — how we
innovate and partner with customers, how we manage our supply chain
and operations and how we engage our people and communities. It all
starts with strong corporate governance and accountability at all
levels of the company:
- Executive Oversight: Our Sustainability Strategy Council includes company executives who define and lead our sustainability efforts. The Council meets quarterly and reports progress annually to the Enterprise Leadership team.
- Board-Level Accountability: The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of our Board of Directors oversees risks associated with board succession, conflicts of interest, corporate governance and sustainability. Additionally, the successful achievement of milestones to further implement operational excellence, the business operating system and sustainability initiatives factor into individual performance objectives that help determine each Named Executive Officer’s Annual Incentive Matrix award.
- Daily Management: Day to day, our Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (CEES) team is responsible for integrating sustainability into the business. The CEES team facilitates our sustainability-related work with government and nongovernmental organizations, universities and industry leaders. They bring forward new ideas and requirements and are also responsible for tracking and disclosing our progress.
- External Engagement and Guidance: We leverage the insights of external thought leaders who sit on our Advisory Council on Sustainability. This group’s expertise in climate risks and opportunities, infrastructure development, energy policy, circular design and product impacts, social progress and technology helps us to understand critical issues and apply that learning to our strategy.