Social impact

How we're shaping our communities and our planet.

Powering positive change

At NRG, we’re committed to having positive impacts on people, communities, and the environment. Our social responsibility efforts reflect what it means to lead by example in our industry and our desire to make the world brighter.

Championing our people

A unified culture drives better performance, with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion forming the foundation of a supportive environment. Embracing many perspectives helps solve complex challenges.
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Supporting customers & communities

We’re connected to communities through the initiatives we support to enrich them. A culture of giving has also emerged among our employees, reinforced by partnerships that make us a trusted presence.
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Our environmental responsibility

Driven by ambitious goals and inspired by achievements, sustainability runs deep at NRG. Combating climate change by decarbonizing our economy is a vital challenge and one that we’re tacking head-on.
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Our work empowers employees and customers to make smart choices. It’s the why behind what we do and the how of getting it done. Turning ambition into action, we build long-term relationships with community-centric organizations dedicated to helping our neighborhoods thrive. 

This is power with purpose. This is positiveNRG.

The principles of positiveNRG

The pillars of positiveNRG

We focus our efforts on what we believe, and where we are best aligned to make a meaningful difference.
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    Choice and education

    We believe in the role of choice to drive innovative outcomes – from customized energy solutions to empowered decision making.

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    We power more than homes and businesses. It’s important for us to be a part of the diverse communities we serve as a trusted partner and an inclusive neighbor.

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    Resilience and sustainability

    We are experts in powering through the everyday and the unexpected. We ensure our customers receive resilient and sustainable energy solutions.

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    Health and safety drive our company. We are committed to supporting the well-being of every employee, today and into the future.

Measuring our impact

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    $6.6MM in donations in 2022

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    13.7k volunteer hours in 2022

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    273 nonprofits served by volunteers

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    21 states and provinces where employees volunteered

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    $4 million donated to Winter Storm Uri relief efforts

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    1015 organizations receiving donations

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    $541,000+ in Immediate Response Program grants to employees

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    $168,866 in employee matched donations

As of 3/28/2023

True power isn’t measured in kilowatts or megawatts

It’s measured in the positive impact individuals, teams, and companies can make on a community.

In 2023, NRG made a commitment to power a brighter future together, and then we let our actions speak for those words. 

Grant requests

We strengthen communities by partnering with organizations that are committed to powering every day with purpose.

Employee goodwill programs

We are passionate about fostering employee engagement and their dedication to giving back.