ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Utilizing fiscal 2019 data, Spire just released its second annual Corporate Social Responsibility report which tracks social responsibility metrics based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) index. In one year, Spire increased overall performance by 9 percent on 107 economic, environmental and social indicators while adding commitments for the future.
"There's a saying that what you measure matters. And last year, as part of our commitment to holding ourselves accountable for being a responsible corporate citizen, we released our first-ever CSR report," said Spire President and CEO Suzanne Sitherwood. "This year's report provides a deeper look into what we believe, how we're committing to those beliefs, and how we're measuring and delivering results on those commitments. It shares where we're headed as a trusted energy provider. We're so excited to share not only what we've done, but how our beliefs influence every decision we make."
The inaugural report, which detailed Spire's fiscal 2018 GRI-informed index and its impact in four key areas —the environment, community, people and leadership, garnered Spire's inclusion on Newsweek's The Good List which recognizes the top responsible companies in the U.S. Other honors included recognition from the Women's Forum of New York for diversity in Spire's board membership, and placement as a finalist for the St. Louis Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropy Awards.
Key achievements for Spire's fiscal 2019 report include:
Highlights of the CSR report include the following commitments:
Spire's complete CSR report can be accessed here.
At Spire Inc. (NYSE: SR), we believe energy exists to help make people's lives better. It's a simple idea, but one that's at the heart of our company. Every day we serve 1.7 million homes and businesses making us the fifth largest publicly traded natural gas company in the country. We help families and business owners fuel their daily lives through our gas utilities serving Alabama, Mississippi and Missouri. Our natural gas-related businesses include Spire Marketing, Spire STL Pipeline and Spire Storage. We are committed to transforming our business through growing organically, investing in infrastructure, and advancing through innovation. Learn more at SpireEnergy.com.
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