Con Edison’s approach to sustainability includes providing clear and comprehensive information to stakeholders. The company communicates using the web, media, newsletters, advertising, and other methods, such as social networks like Facebook and Twitter. This sustainability report is part of that communication, and is designed to serve as a transparent view of how Con Edison is working to conduct its business sustainably. The four sections of this report safety, environment, business, and stakeholders represents the focus areas of sustainability that Con Edison integrates into daily operations and long-term business plans. This report addresses these focus areas by presenting key elements of our sustainability strategy, documenting our performance, describing our challenges, and identifying areas for improvement.
Our report provides information about Con Edison and its subsidiary companies. The greater portion of the information in this document concerns Con Edison’s regulated utility companies, Con Edison of New York and Orange and Rockland Utilities. This report complements the company’s shareholder annual report.
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) provides comprehensive guidelines for sustainability reporting that establish a protocol for transparent stakeholder communications regarding business strategy and corporate profile, governance, performance indicators, and more. GRI also includes guidelines intended for specific industries, including the electrical utility industry. Please visit our GRI Index for more information on the guidelines of this report.
This report represents Con Edison’s performance from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. However, information is also provided about some programs, commitments, and other initiatives that span longer intervals than the 12-month boundary.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about Con Edison’s commitment to sustainability. We welcome opinions on how we carry out this commitment and on the way in which we report it to stakeholders. If you’d like to comment, please contact: