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Standard Disclosures




Strategy and analysis


Sustainability vision and strategy

See About This Report and A Message From Our CEO.


Relevance of, and corporate approach to, sustainability

See Management Approach to Sustainability and A Message From Our CEO. We also provide summaries of what we see as our key challenges and opportunities in the introductions to our four focus areas in our Sustainability Report.

Organizational profile


Name of the organization

Duke Energy Corporation


Primary products, services and divisions

See The Businesses We're In and Duke Energy at a Glance.



Our corporate headquarters is in Charlotte, North Carolina; with central offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; St. Petersburg, Florida; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Plainfield, Indiana.


Countries of operations

Operations are in the United States. We also own an equity investment in Saudi Arabia.


Ownership and legal form

Duke Energy Corporation is an investor-owned corporation trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK.


Markets served

We are primarily an electric and natural gas utility company, with customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee.

G4-9, G4-10

Scale of operations and organization

See Duke Energy at a Glance, Workforce Performance Metrics, 2019 Electricity Generated and Generation Capacity and Strong Results for Shareholders and Value for Customers in our Sustainability Report. More detailed information is available in our Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K.


Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

See Workforce Performance Metrics in our Sustainability Report.


Significant recent changes

See the Growth section of our most recent Sustainability Report.


Precautionary Principle

Risks are assessed by each business unit without specific reference to the precautionary principle.


Endorsement of externally developed charters, principles and other initiatives

Duke Energy supports programs of The Human Rights Campaign (HRC). We also endorsed the Aspen Institute: Aspen Principles for Long-Term Value Creation.

Also see Partnerships and Memberships.


Association memberships

Several but not all, memberships are listed in Partnerships and Memberships under Stakeholder Engagement.


Corporate entities covered in financial reports

See our Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Awards received recently

See 2019 and 2020 Recognitions.


Installed capacity

See 2019 Electricity Generated and Generation Capacity and Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K, pages 33-36.


Net energy output, by source

Duke Energy has a diverse, increasingly clean generation portfolio. Almost 40 percent of the electricity we generated in 2019 was from carbon-free (zero carbon emissions) sources, including nuclear, wind, hydro and solar. Over 35 percent was from lower-carbon natural gas, which emits about half as much carbon dioxide as coal when used for electric generation. About 26 percent was from higher-carbon coal and oil. Taken together, owned and purchased renewables are equivalent to over 9 percent of our generation. Duke Energy Renewables sells the electricity and/or Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) it generates to its customers. See Electricity Generated and Generation Capacity.


Number of customer accounts

See Duke Energy at a Glance.


Length of transmission and distribution lines

See Duke Energy at a Glance.


Allocation of CO2 emissions permits

Not applicable in the United States.



Reporting period

Calendar year 2019, with certain supplemental material from 2020 if appropriate.


Date of most recent report

April 2020


Reporting cycle



Contact point

See Feedback.

G4-18 to

Report content definition; materiality assessment

See About this Report and Our Stakeholders and What Matters Most in our Sustainability Report.

Boundary of the report

All operations unless otherwise noted.

Specific reporting limitations


Basis for reporting

Complete company or ownership share of generating stations, unless otherwise noted.

Data measurement techniques

Quantitative data are provided based on direct measurements, estimates and calculations according to standard industry practice or as called for in regulations.

Effect of re-statements


Significant changes



Location of Standard Disclosures

Included in this listing.

Governance, Commitments and Engagement

G4-34, G4-38

Governance structure

See Principles of Corporate Governance and Board Committees.



See Board of Directors.


Is Chair an executive officer?

Yes. See Board of Directors.

G4-37, G4-49, G4-53

Contact with the Board of Directors

Interested parties can communicate with any of our directors (including the Lead Director) by writing to: Corporate Secretary, Duke Energy Corporation, DEC 48H, P.O. Box 1414, Charlotte, NC 28201-1414.

See Principles for Corporate Governance and Board Committee Charters.

G4-51 to G4-53

Compensation and performance

Based on defined goals. For more information, see our 2020 Proxy Statement.


Determining qualifications of Board of Directors

This is a responsibility of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.


Avoiding conflicts of interest

See the Duke Energy Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for members of the Board of Directors of Duke Energy Corporation and Code of Business Ethics.

G4-35, G4-36, G4-50

Responsibility for ESG issues

See Management Approach to Sustainability.

G4-42, G4-43, G4-44

Governance procedures and performance

See Corporate Governance and Management Approach to Sustainability.

G4-43, G4-44

Board competencies and performance evaluation

Director nomination, selection and orientation processes, briefings by internal and external subject matter experts, and continuing education all help assure the appropriate Board competencies. Board performance is assessed annually. See Corporate Governance.

G4-45 to G4-47

Responsibility for Risk Management

Risk management issues are addressed by the Finance and Risk Management Committee and managed through existing governance channels.


Sustainability report approval

Senior executive leaders review and approve sustainability reports as appropriate.

G4-24 to G4-27

Stakeholder engagement

See Our Stakeholders and What Matters Most and Stakeholder Engagement.


Internal mission and values statements

See A Message From Our CEO.

G4-56 to G4-58

Ethics and Integrity

We provide an extensive disclosure on our ethics management policies, codes and systems.

Also see G4-SO3 to G4-SO5 in the Society disclosures.