At NextEra Energy, we see value in building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. At the heart of these relationships is our belief in open communication. For decades, we’ve used reports like this one to communicate with our stakeholders. Starting in the mid-1970s, our core electric utility, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), began regular public reporting on its environmental performance in the form of environmental reports. Over time, these reports became broader in scope and more detailed.
NextEra Energy has produced detailed corporate responsibility reports since 2007. We have always tried to ensure these reports deliver content that key stakeholders value and adopt industry best practices where possible.
The 2013 edition of our reporting featured for the first time a digital experience for web, tablet and mobile, along with an executive digest and a "report builder" function that allows users to custom-build their own report.
As in past years, this 2017 report includes mainly activities for the previous fiscal year and covers operations in the United States and Canada for NextEra Energy's businesses and subsidiaries − including FPL and NextEra Energy Resources − in addition to certain aspects of our relationships with our suppliers.
In producing the current report, we have used generally accepted reporting measures in the electric utility industry.
We also use the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines to help guide our reporting. Our GRI Index is responsive to GRI’s version G4 and the Electric Utility Sector Supplement. Indicators specific to the electric utility sector are denoted with EU followed by a number. In this index table, we have provided hyperlinks to this corporate responsibility report website, publicly available reports with page numbers, other corporate websites, and/or a brief narrative in response to each indicator. All information and data are for fiscal year 2016 (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2016) unless otherwise noted. We consider the GRI Index to be an extension of our corporate responsibility report. Doing so enables us to provide more information to a variety of stakeholders, while maintaining a succinct online report. Learn more about the GRI.
Much of the information contained within this report is also reported to state and federal regulatory agencies such as state public service commissions, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other agencies.
Reporting Period and Boundary: Most of the data provided in this report through facts and figures is based on activities during fiscal year 2016. In some cases, information from early 2017 has been included. Operations included in this report include those owned or managed by NextEra Energy and its subsidiaries.
Date of current issue: August 2017