We Respect Our Environment

Highlights

  1. NextEra Energy achieved its lowest-ever emissions rates of SO2, NOx and CO2 in 2015 – rates that were 97-, 79- and 52-percent lower, respectively, than the U.S. utility sector
  2. We continue to be the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and the sun
  3. We are committed to interacting with nature in a positive manner and have developed wildlife protection programs to protect a number of species and their habitats, including eagles, kestrels, sea turtles, crocodiles, and ospreys

Environmental Stewardship

At NextEra Energy, we're committed to being an industry leader in environmental protection and stewardship. We're all stakeholders in the protection of the earth's environment. As an energy company, we recognize that protecting the environment is essential to the way we do business and critical to the value we deliver for our stakeholders.

Our Environmental Policy establishes our core environmental expectations and provides actionable guidance for all employees as we strive to foster a culture of environmental excellence and challenge ourselves to continuously improve. The policy is incorporated in our Code of Business Conduct & Ethics and Supplier Code of Conduct, which apply to our employees and suppliers, respectively. Everyone at NextEra Energy understands that protecting the environment is a collective responsibility. It's why our senior executives are actively involved in our environmental accountability, management and stewardship programs that are intended to:

  • Design, construct, operate and maintain our facilities in an environmentally sound and responsible manner;
  • Prevent pollution, minimize waste and conserve natural resources;
  • Avoid, minimize and/or mitigate impacts to habitat and wildlife; and
  • Engage stakeholders to build trust and partner toward common goals for environmental stewardship and protection.

We want to be the first and best source of information for our stakeholders to learn about our environmental performance and programs. That's what it means to be the clean energy leader. And that's how we deliver for the environment.

Randy LaBauve, vice president of environmental services

The protection of our environment is a fundamental part of our goal to be North America’s clean energy leader and is important to our employees, customers and communities. Our environmental performance and clean energy portfolio demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment. Protection of the environment is what further enables NextEra Energy to deliver outstanding value to our customers and shareholders.

-Randy LaBauve, vice president of environmental services