NiSource Fourth-Best Utility in Newsweek 'Green Rankings'
Strong environmental practices and management
NiSource and its affiliated companies, including Columbia Gas of
Massachusetts, has been ranked fourth out of 37 U.S. utilities in Newsweek Magazine’s "Green Rankings" of the nation’s largest corporations.
and three research partners compiled the rankings by assessing each
company's resource use and emissions; policies and strategies; and
reputation among peers. The nation’s 500 largest companies, as measured
by revenue, market capitalization and number of employees, were broken
out into 15 sectors.
NiSource was ranked fourth among companies
in the utility industry sector and 211th overall. NiSource’s "Green
Policies" score – an assessment of a company’s environmental policies
and performance – was first in the utility sector and 40th among all
companies in the ranking.
"NiSource’s strong ranking on the Newsweek
Green List is consistent with our ongoing commitment to sustainability,
contemporary governance practices, and a solid foundation of core
business values," NiSource President & CEO Robert C. Skaggs Jr.
noted. "By this measure and others, we are making tangible progress on
our path to becoming North America’s premier regulated energy company."
Newsweek’s complete Green Rankings are available online at http://greenrankings.newsweek.com/