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Sustainability

Sustainability

Learn more about what sustainability
means to Duke Energy.

Working Toward a Brighter Future

Now, more than ever, we have a responsibility to produce and deliver energy to our customers that’s reliable, affordable and increasingly clean. That’s where sustainability comes in. It’s more than a word at Duke Energy – it’s the key to our success in the 21st century. The decisions we make today that affect our “triple bottom line” – people, the planet and profits – will determine our long-term prospects as a company. We see promising signs in our performance, but a lot of work remains.
  • Sustainability Reports

    Read our annual reports on the topics of greatest importance to our stakeholders and to us, as well as our progress against established goals.

  • Stakeholder Engagement

    We work together with stakeholders to meet common goals. Learn more about our stakeholder engagement strategy.

  • Global Climate Change

    We’re working to lower greenhouse gas emissions while continuing to deliver reliable, affordable electricity.

  • 2020 Climate Report

    Learn how Duke Energy is managing the risks and opportunities associated with a changing climate, and about a scenario under which we achieve our net-zero goal.

  • Biodiversity Commitment

    Our approach to enhancing biodiversity is guided by our commitment to support conservation projects, environmental initiatives and more.

  • Human Rights

    Read Duke Energy's Human Rights Policy, which affirms the company's respect for and commitment to human rights.


  • Global Reporting Initiative Index

    Learn how we monitor and maintain our high standards for environmental impact, the quality of our products, labor practices and more.

  • EEI and AGA Reporting

    View our response to the EEI and AGA Environmental, Social, Governance and Sustainability reporting templates for investors in PDF or Excel.

  • SASB

    View our response to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) reporting template for investors.

Our Three Areas of Focus

We focus our efforts to become a more sustainable company
 in these three areas.
  • Environmental Leadership

    Seizing the opportunity to deliver cleaner energy

  • Social Responsibility

    Building a diverse workforce. Engaging with our communities.

  • Culture of Governance

    Delivering results with transparency and accountability.

Sustainability in Action

Explore more about what sustainability means to the way we work each day.
  • Renewable Energy

    From lowering our carbon emissions to increasing our use of renewables, we’re constantly seeking new, innovative ways to protect the environment we share.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Find the energy-saving products, programs and resources you need to lower your usage and spending.

  • Habitat Protection

    We’re always committed to land, water and habitat preservation, from our real estate development to our power plant sites.

  • Community

    For more than 100 years, Duke Energy has proudly served and supported our communities.

  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    Diversity and inclusion are central to our long-term business success and to the way we work each day.

  • Public Safety

    Duke Energy cares about your safety. Learn how to stay safe around electricity, gas and in an emergency.

  • Commitment to Ethics

    Acting with honesty and integrity is a core value of Duke Energy. Read more about our Code of Business Ethics.