Responsible corporate governance and ethical conduct are key priorities for CenterPoint Energy. We believe that corporate governance – including strong ethics and compliance, as well as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs – are in the best interests of our stakeholders and critical to our long-term success. Along with our diverse, engaged Board, our corporate governance and business policies and procedures help us operate effectively with accountability, integrity and transparency.
The Governance, Environmental and Sustainability Committee of the Board of Directors has primary responsibility for assessing CenterPoint Energy’s sustainability strategy and initiatives. The Governance Committee receives regular reports from the Vice President of Corporate Sustainability about the company’s ESG and sustainability initiatives and strategies. The The Governance, Environmental and Sustainability Committee also helps the Board carry out its responsibility for ultimate risk oversight by focusing on environmental and sustainability matters.
CenterPoint Energy’s Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, who reports directly to the Senior Vice President & General Counsel, has responsibility for oversight of ESG topics and oversees the company’s ESG Council.
CenterPoint Energy is committed to providing investors and other stakeholders with information about the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities and key issues, while also highlighting relevant data and examples. Our ESG reporting discusses our business, operations and strategies; how we engage with our stakeholders, approach environmental stewardship, support our communities, and provide a safe, inclusive workplace; and our plans to achieve our net-zero clean energy objectives.