NiSource has released its 2010 Sustainability Report, which provides an
in-depth look at the company’s progress toward building “sustainable value
through customer-focused energy solutions, environmental stewardship, and
“We’re committed to building a legacy of sustainable economic growth, social
responsibility and environmental stewardship,” NiSource President and CEO
Robert Skaggs Jr. said in a statement released on Monday. “This report
highlights efforts across all our businesses to generate sustainable value
for our customers—and all of our stakeholders—through a balanced,
disciplined, and forward-looking approach.”
Highlights of the report:
•NiSource invested more than $900 million in capital improvements, “ensuring
the safety, reliability and operational efficiency of the energy delivery
infrastructure its customers rely on,” the statement said.
•NiSource exceeded its carbon intensity reduction target by investing in
infrastructure and innovation of operations. At the end of 2010, its
greenhouse gas intensity had been reduced by more than 8 percent from 2001.
The company’s goal was a 7 percent reduction by 2012.
•NiSource companies provided a record level of more than $6.8 million in
charitable donations to local, regional, and national organizations in 2010.
“In the end, our goal is simple: to build a cleaner, more efficient and
affordable energy future,” Skaggs said. “Going forward, we will continue to
focus on and improve our sustainability efforts and identify areas for
NiSource’s 2010 Sustainability Report—available at www.nisource.com—was
produced using the Global Reporting Initiative G3 Reporting Guidelines, a
leading industry framework for measuring corporate sustainability
initiatives and progress. “NiSource self-declares—supported with third-party
assurance from CH2M HILL—that this report meets the requirements of GRI
Application Level B+,” the statement said.