Standard Disclosures

G4 INDICATOR

TOPIC

RESPONSE

     

Strategy and analysis

G4-1

Sustainability vision and strategy

See About This Report and A Message From Our CEO

G4-2

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

G4-3

Name of the organization

Duke Energy Corporation

G4-4

Primary products, services and divisions

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

G4-5

Headquarters

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

G4-6

Countries of operations

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

G4-7

Ownership and legal form

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

G4-8

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 GlanceWorkforce Performance MetricsElectricity Generated and Generation Capacity and Delivering Results for Shareholders and Customers in our Sustainability Report. More detailed information is available in our Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K/A.

G4-11

Employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

See Workforce Performance Metrics in our Sustainability Report.

G4-13

Significant recent changes

See the Growth section of our most recent sustainability report.

G4-14

Precautionary Principle

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

G4-15

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 under Stakeholder Engagement.


G4-16

Association memberships

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

G4-17

Corporate entities covered in financial reports

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

Awards received recently

See 2017 Recognitions.

Installed capacity

See Electricity Generated and Generation Capacity and Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K/A, pages 31-34.

Net energy output, by source

Over 38 percent of the electricity we generated in 2017 was from carbon-free (nearly zero carbon emissions) sources, including nuclear, wind, hydro and solar. Over 28 percent was from lower-carbon natural gas, which emits about half as much carbon dioxide as coal when used for electric generation. One-third was from higher-carbon coal and oil. Taken together, owned and purchased renewables are equivalent to almost 9 percent of our generation. 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.

 

Report Parameters

G4-28

Reporting period

Calendar year 2017, with certain supplemental material from 2018 if appropriate.

G4-29

Date of most recent report

April 2018

G4-30

Reporting cycle

Annual

G4-31

Contact point

See Feedback.

G4-18 to
G4-23

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

None

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

None

Significant changes

None

G4-32

Location of Standard Disclosures

Included in this listing.

Governance, Commitments and Engagement

G4-34, G-38

Governance structure

See Principles for Corporate Governance and Board Committees.

G39

Is Chair an executive officer?

Yes. See Board of Directors

G4-38

Directors

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 2018 Proxy Statement.

G4-40

Determining qualifications of Board of Directors

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

G4-41

Avoiding conflicts of interest

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

G4-42, G4-43, G4-44

Governance procedures and performance

See Corporate Governance and Management Approach to Sustainability.

G4-35, G4-36, G4-50

Responsibility for ESG issues

See 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.

G4-48

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.

G4-56

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.


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