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Sustainability at Vectren

Vectren's long-term goals, annual strategies and daily practices exhibit our focus and dedication to creating sustainable communities, companies and customers all while preserving our environment and natural resources. Through our sustainability report and other reporting frameworks, we introduce our stakeholders to past and ongoing sustainability initiatives, and ensure transparency by provide in-depth detail about our business, operations and strategies.

Reporting frameworks

Vectren is participating in a voluntary electric power industry initiative, coordinated by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) to provide investors with a measurable and consistent format for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) sustainability-related information. The result of the initiative, EEI's ESG/sustainability template Version 1, will supplement Vectren's already substantial reporting on these issues, including its annual Corporate Sustainability report.

The template was developed by EEI under the guidance of an ESG/Sustainability Steering Committee and an ESG/Sustainability Investor Group. Vectren is a member of the EEI ESG/Sustainability Steering Committee. The template framework includes both qualitative information, including ESG/sustainability governance and strategy, and quantitative information, including data covering emissions, generation assets, portfolio data, and human and natural resources.

CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. CDP has built the most comprehensive collection of self-reported environmental data in the world.

CDP's network of investors and purchasers, representing over $100 trillion, along with policy makers around the globe, use the CDP data and insights to make better-informed decision. Through CDP offices and partners in 50 countries CDP has driven unprecedented levels of environmental disclosure.

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others. GRI is a voluntary effort aimed at increasing transparency among businesses and organizations worldwide. Learn more about GRI

Vectren's most recent sustainability report is 'In Accordance' with the GRI G4 Guidelines - Core option. Indicators specific to the Electric Utility Sector Supplement (EUSS) are shown as EU(#) and can be found in the 'Standard Disclosures' section.

Previous sustainability reports


Cows in a pasture


Getting creative with recycling

The resulting wood grain from our discarded pallets and reels is processed and used by customers like the Southworth family of GilMar Farms near Lynnville, Indiana, who utilize the mulch as animal bedding. The mixture of wood grain and cow waste creates enough heat to warm the barn in colder months and is later spread on fields in place of manufactured fertilizer.

Wind energy


Building a stronger grid

A project to replace steel wire running along a Southwestern Indiana transmission line improved communications between substations and transmission system performance. The work involved a helicopter suspending workers from 95 feet in the air, which reduced the impact to properties in the project's path.

Dream Big


Opening doors for students

We host Dream Big Summer Camp, a program designed to introduce students to jobs in the energy industry. Participants took part in presentations from various groups within the company, visited facilities, job shadowed employees and worked in teams on various projects. In addition to developing leadership skills, the students strengthened team-building and presentation capabilities.

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Find more reporting related to operations, strategies and transparency initiatives by visiting our Planning & Reporting section.


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Vectren Foundation

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See how we are mitigating environmental impacts and protecting resources.


Planning & Reporting

Find in-depth reporting regarding our operations and future planning.

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