ESG Awards & Recognition
Forbes JUST 100
AEP has been named to the Forbes JUST 100 2021 list, which recognizes companies that set the standard in commitment to their stakeholders. AEP earned the top spot for utilities and was the highest ranked utility in the “Workers” category.
The JUST 100 is a list of America’s best corporate citizens. Forbes partnered with JUST Capital to assess 1,000 of the nation’s largest publicly traded companies and evaluated their treatment of workers and customers, community support, environmental impact and long-term value to shareholders.
This year, JUST Capital expanded its methodology to include COVID-19 policies and response. The new analysis includes hourly wages increases, paid sick leave, payment deferrals for customers, donations to support community relief and other data points. The ranking recognizes companies’ commitment to transparency on these issues.
AEP’s 2019 EEI ESG/Sustainability Report for Investors received the 2020 CR Reporting Award (CRRA’ 20) second runner-up for the Best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report by CorporateRegister.com.
AEP’s report was among 152 entries across 11 categories. The awards recognize the very best in corporate sustainability reporting and are the world’s only independent global annual awards in this field.
AEP is a founding member of the EEI-led ESG/Sustainability Report steering committee, which developed the voluntary ESG template in collaboration with a group of investors and third-party research organizations.
For the second year in a row, Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) was recognized for its sustainability efforts achieving gold level certification by Scor3card. Scor3card is an online sustainability tracking and assessment tool for organizations that want to track and improve their sustainability plans. Administered through Sustainable Tulsa, the Scor3card program sets a rigorous standard for sustainable activities that focus on engaging organizations around three areas of sustainability: people, profit and planet.