Sustainability Report 2015


Case studies

Sustainability reporting and DJSI support for Exelon

Chicago, Illinois, US

Exelon Corporation, one of the largest low-carbon energy providers in the United States, has selected ERM to help develop its corporate sustainability report and other sustainability disclosures and strategy for the past four years. In 2011, Exelon approached ERM to assist in transitioning its sustainability reporting to conform with Global Reporting Initiative standards (originally G3 and G4 in 2013 and 2014).

ERM has worked with Exelon to perform materiality assessments, conduct content interviews with internal subject matter experts, draft the annual reports, manage data presented in the reports and assist with multiple review and comment phases. With ERM's support, the company has produced robust annual sustainability reports that disclose material issues, metrics, goals and strategies. The reports have been very helpful in the company's stakeholder engagement efforts.

Additionally, ERM has supported Exelon in its submittal to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the past four years. Exelon has strong sustainability programs and performance, but the bar to make the DJSI North America list each year continues to rise. ERM leveraged the results of Exelon's stakeholder engagement during the sustainability reporting process to support the company's response to DJSI. Exelon has been included in the DJSI North America list for nine consecutive years.