El Paso Electric 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report
Letter from our CEO
El Paso Electric Company (EPE) has long adopted a culture of corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship. In recent years, we have achieved significant milestones in these areas while continuing to celebrate growth and development in the region we serve.
With recent milestones, we recognized a need to communicate and make public our efforts and achievements around environmental and corporate sustainability initiatives, leading us to publish our first Corporate Sustainability Report.
This is an exciting time in our history and we foresee even bigger accomplishments in 2018. We are proud of our accomplishments over the past year, and we look forward to continuing our commitment to environmental stewardship and corporate sustainability as we serve our region in 2018 and beyond.
Power generation equipment meets or exceeds air quality standards and incorporates pollution control processes to protect local air quality.
Greenhouse Gases & Carbon Footprint
Among the top 100 power producers in the U.S., EPE ranked in the top 25% for lowest CO2 emission rate from all generating sources and in the top 20% for lowest total CO2 emissions.
EPE takes great care to limit any negative impact of our operations to regional wildlife.
Coal Free Since 2016!
EPE received the 2017 Local Employer of Excellence Award at the Annual Texas Workforce Commission Conference. In 2017, EPE had a workforce comprised of 81 % minorities.
Our customer satisfaction scores over the last three years have been above the reported national average for both commercial and residential customers.
Local Community Outreach
In 2017, our employees collectively volunteered over 8,800 hours of their time and EPE contributed more than 1.2 million dollars to our local community partners.