Entergy's ethics and compliance culture is based on our core value of
integrity and our adherence to laws and regulations that guide our
operations. Led by our board of directors, Entergy maintains a
forward-looking environmental policy that extends beyond a dedication to
environmental compliance. Our policy also commits us, among other things, to
practice sustainability in all that we do, not only through our
environmentally responsible behavior but also through our support of
initiatives that promote local and global prosperity.
environmental policy includes measures to protect and sustain natural
resources, including air, water, and wildlife habitats. For example, at the
Lewis Creek Plant in Willis, Texas, a water-constrained area, we work with
the water conservation district to optimize water use, gaining best
practices that can help us use water wisely throughout our operations.
Entergy protects water resources by maintaining a compliance rate with state
and federal permit requirements of at least 99 percent from year to year.
To limit our operational impact on biodiversity, we use integrated
mapping systems to link data on habitats, threatened and endangered species,
avian impacts and wetlands with all transmission and distribution projects.
In addition, we actively participate in avian monitoring programs such as
those for eagles. In 2017, we used our integrated mapping systems to
twice reroute a proposed 25-mile transmission line in Madison County,
Mississippi, to avoid three identified eagle nests.
compliance is a basic tenet of our comprehensive environmental strategy and
our Environmental Management System. Our EMS connects overall company
objectives to all operating sites through a common policy and strategy,
identification of compliance requirements, a risk assessment, clear
objectives, programs and procedures as well as training and an annual senior
management review. We validate our EMS and our environmental performance
through annual third-party audits and provide transparency to our
stakeholders through extensive environmental performance reporting.
to learn more about Entergy's Environmental Performance.