Awards

2018

Forbes' 2018 Best Employers for Diversity

  • Duke Energy was named one of Forbes' Best Employers for Diversity and was one of only eight utilities to make the list. Rankings were determined by a survey of 30,000 U.S. employees in August 2017, asking questions about diversity, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and disability.  

Fortune’s 2018 "World’s Most Admired Companies"

  • Duke Energy was named to Fortune magazine's 2018 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, ranking 5th among gas and electric utilities. In determining the industry rankings, approximately 3,900 executives, directors and industry analysts are independently surveyed and companies are rated on nine attributes.

2017

Above and Beyond Award

Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, was honored with the prestigious "Above and Beyond Award" by the North Carolina Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. The award recognizes employers who provide job security for employees while they are on active duty.

Black Enterprise Best Companies for Diversity

Black Enterprise Magazine recognized Duke Energy for our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In selecting the top companies, the magazine evaluated the top 1,000 publicly traded companies on diversity in their employee base, senior management, board of directors and suppliers.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the 12th consecutive year, and was one of only five electric utilities to make the list. Since 1999, the DJSI has evaluated the sustainability of leading companies worldwide. DJSI evaluates companies based on various criteria, including corporate governance, innovation management, environmental policy, climate strategy and corporate citizenship.

The Edison Electric Institute's 2017 Excellence Award

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) awarded Duke Energy the top honor in the electric utility association's 2017 Business Diversity Awards program. The annual awards program recognizes companies for their efforts in advancing purchasing opportunities for diverse suppliers, including minority-, female-, veteran- and LGBTQ-owned businesses within the electric power industry.

Energy for Wildlife National Achievement Award 

Presented by the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), the Energy for Wildlife National Achievement Award recognized Duke Energy  for our commitment to protect and restore wildlife and natural resources in the communities we serve. Duke Energy has teamed up with NWTF to help conserve or enhance more than 6,000 acres of critical habitat across Florida, the Carolinas and Indiana.

Governor's Business Ambassador Award

Florida Gov. Rick Scott presented Duke Energy Florida with the state's Business Ambassador Award for its contributions to the state's economic vitality. The award is presented to Florida companies and individuals for their efforts in creating jobs and opportunities for families across the state.

Human Rights Campaign's Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality

Duke Energy received a perfect score of 100 percent in Human Rights Campaign's national benchmarking study that annually ranks companies on LGBT-friendly corporate practices and policies. The perfect score earned Duke Energy the distinction of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality."

Newsweek's 2017 Green Rankings

Duke Energy ranked in the top 15% of Newsweek's 2017 Green Rankings. One of the most recognized environmental performance assessments of the world's largest publically traded companies, the Green Rankings rate the top 500 U.S. companies, top 500 Global, and best in industry. Duke Energy received high marks for waste productivity. In 2016, Duke Energy recycled about 75 percent of the coal combustion byproducts (coal ash and gypsum) produced in North Carolina.

Site Selection's "Top Utilities in Economic Development"

For the 13th consecutive year, Duke Energy was been named to Site Selection magazine's annual list of "Top Utilities in Economic Development." The honor recognizes Duke Energy's economic development team and its successful collaboration with state and local partners for delivering more than $4 billion in capital investments and more than 14,000 new jobs in 2016.


  • Black Enterprise 40 Best Companies for Diversity

    • Black Enterprise Magazine recognized Duke Energy for our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In selecting the top companies, the magazine evaluated the top 1,000 publicly traded companies on diversity in their employee base, senior management, board of directors and suppliers.

    Dow Jones Sustainability Index

    • Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the 11th consecutive year, and was one of only four electric utilities to make the list. Since 1999, the DJSI has evaluated the sustainability of leading companies worldwide. DJSI evaluates companies based on various criteria, including corporate governance, innovation management, environmental policy, climate strategy and corporate citizenship.

    United Way North Carolina's Power of Commitment Award

    • Duke Energy has a long-standing commitment to addressing the needs of the communities where our customers live and work. The United Way of North Carolina recognized Duke Energy with the Power of Commitment Award for our investment to expand the North Carolina 2-1-1 system, which helps people find health and human services resources in their community, to all 100 counties in the state.

    CS Week's Best Mobility Implementation Award

    • CS Week presented Duke Energy with its Best Mobility Implementation Award for the company's proactive customer outage notification program, which automatically provides registered customers with information about their power outage. Duke Energy is committed to meeting our customers' needs by providing them with real-time information about outages so they can make decisions.

    Greentech Media's Grid Edge 20

    • Duke Energy is always innovating and embracing new technologies and forward-thinking strategies to power the communities we serve. Greentech Media named Duke Energy to the Grid Edge 20, honoring companies that are shaping the electrical power sector's transformation.

    2016 Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters Award

    • Maintaining water quality and shoreline management is essential to protect our communities. The National Hydropower Association recognized Duke Energy with the 2016 Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters Award for successfully developing the Pines Recreation Area and High Falls Trail as part of the West Fork Hydroelectric Project in North Carolina.

    2016 Circle of Excellence Award

    • At Duke Energy, we believe sustainability is the key to our success, and so we incorporate that belief in all that we do.In recognition of our sustained commitment to corporate responsibility, the Distribution Business Management Association honored Duke Energy with the 2016 Circle of Excellence Award.

    Tree Line USA Utility

    • The Arbor Day Foundation highlighted Duke Energy efforts in quality tree care by recognizing Duke Energy Florida as a Tree Line USA utility for the 10th consecutive year. The Tree Line USA Program demonstrates how trees and utilities can co-exist for the benefit of communities and citizens by highlighting best management practices in public and private utility arboriculture.

  • Black Enterprise 40 Best Companies for Diversity

    • Duke Energy is proud to have been recognized for our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce by Black Enterprise Magazine. In selecting the top companies, the magazine evaluated more than 1,000 publicly traded companies on diversity in their employee base, senior management, board of directors and suppliers.

    Enable America ADA Award

    • For several decades, Duke Energy has made it a corporate priority to offer employment opportunities to those with disabilities. Enable America Raleigh recently honored those efforts by presenting us with their ADA Award. We are delighted to partner with Enable America to advance its mission to help veterans and people with disabilities find employment and live independently.

    North Carolina Business Leadership Employer of the Year

    • Duke Energy was named "Employer of the Year" at the fall conference of the North Carolina Business Leadership Network. The organization is dedicated to showing businesses how they can gain a competitive edge by including the disabled in their workforce.

  • DailyWorth’s 25 Best Companies for Women

    • In 2014, financial website DailyWorth ranked Duke Energy #16 on its list of “The 25 Best Companies for Women.” The site took into account factors such as upward mobility opportunities and leadership development programs, as well as a culture of support for women and their families.

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America

    • For the eighth consecutive year, Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America. In the electric utilities industry, 17 utilities from North America were evaluated for consideration. Four were selected. In selecting the top performers in each business sector, DJSI reviews companies on several general and industry-specific topics related to economic, environmental and social dimensions. Among them: corporate governance, environmental policy, climate strategy, human capital development and labor practices.

    100 Best Corporate Citizens

    • Duke Energy’s dedication to balancing the diverse interests of customers, communities, employees and shareholders was recognized for the fifth consecutive year by Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine through placement on their 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. Duke Energy was ranked 26th on the 2013 list after being independently assessed in seven key areas: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance.

    Top Utilities for Economic Development

    • Site Selection magazine once again named Duke Energy to its annual list of top 10 utilities in economic development. The Site Selection honor recognized Duke Energy's successful collaboration with state and local partners for delivering more than $3.6 billion in capital investments for new and expanding businesses and the addition of more than 13,000 new jobs for the company's six-state service territory during 2012.

  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America

    • For the seventh year in a row, Duke Energy was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America. In the electricity sector, 33 utilities from North America were evaluated for consideration. Nine were selected. Duke Energy was considered in combination with Progress Energy – the two companies merged in July 2012. Take a closer look at Duke Energy’s sustainability goals and progress.

    100 Best Corporate Citizens

    • For the fourth consecutive year, Corporate Responsibility (CR) magazine named Duke Energy one of its 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Duke Energy was ranked 35th on the 2012 list after being independently assessed in seven key areas: environment, climate change, human rights, philanthropy, employee relations, financial and governance.


  • 2016

    • United Way – Excellence in Community Spirit Award

    2015

    • Start! Platinum Level Award – American Heart Association
    • Well Workplace Award Platinum-Level Recognition – Wellness Council of America

    2014

    • Start! Platinum Level Award – American Heart Association

    2013

    • Integrated Communications Award – Pipeline Safety Awareness Campaign – Southern Gas Association

    2012

    • Outstanding Work in Accident Prevention from the NC department of Labor for our safety record at the corporate office
    • Well Workplace Award Gold-level recognition – Wellness Council of America

    2011

    • Well Workplace Award Gold-level recognition – Wellness Council of America

    2010

    • Energy Leadership Award to Thomas E. Skains – Charlotte Business Journal
    • Seven Seals Award – Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)
    • Hometown Hero Award – Air Force
    • 2010 Community Service Award for Share the Warmth Round Up – Southern Gas Association
    • Corporate Volunteer of the Year – Business Leader Magazine
    • Start! Platinum Level Award – American Heart Association
    • Annual Safety Award – Richmond County Chamber of Commerce (North Carolina)
    • 2010 National Gas Rodeo Champions – Midwest ENERGY Association (MEA)
    • Award of Excellence in Design to Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Operations – South Central Magazine