The purpose Evergy has laid out - to empower a better future - requires an eye toward sustainability. Evergy has structured its strategy to ensure short-term initiatives align with long-term objectives. That’s why Evergy has set ambitious and attainable goals that promote positive financial and environmental performance as we keep a sharp focus on affordability and reliability.
Net Zero Carbon Goal
For years, Evergy subsidiaries Evergy Kansas Central, Evergy Metro, and Evergy Missouri West have been transitioning to diversify our electricity generation to reduce emissions, increase renewables, and provide energy efficiency options all in a balanced fashion. Our recently filed Integrated Resource Plan presents a responsible, sustainable approach to accelerating the necessary transformation of our generation portfolio, while ensuring safe, reliable, and affordable power for our customers. It delivers cleaner energy through balanced progress, targeting 70% through 2030, and moving us steadily toward our goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2045. To find out more information on how Evergy contributes to helping the environment with our efforts and programs, please click here.
Evergy is also committed to transparency. For years, Evergy has been providing, on its website, quantitative and qualitative data regarding various environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters. There has been a proliferation in recent years of numerous alternative formats for reporting ESG matters, and Evergy has been a leader in interacting with its constituents to determine which of these frameworks to follow. Evergy was also one of the initial members in Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) groups focused on reporting uniform and consistent ESG data and information for the benefit of stakeholders interested in the industry’s sustainability progress. Evergy annually publishes a Corporate Sustainability Report that includes much of this information, and regularly engages with third-party ESG ratings firms. In addition, Evergy recently released a report utilizing standards established by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD).
|1. EEI ESG Metrics
|1. Board Committee Composition
|2. Sustainability Report
|2. Corporate Governance
|3. TCFD Report
|3. 2023 IRP Update
|4. SASB Report
|4. 2021 IRP Overview
|5. 2022 CDP Climate Report
|5. 2022 Scope 1, 2, 3 Data Verification
|6. 2022 CDP Water Report
|6. 2022 Social Metrics Validation
|7. 2022 Global Reporting Initiative Report
|7. UN Sustainable Development Goals
|8. 2023 CDP Climate Report
|8. 2022 Economic Impact Study
|9. 2023 CDP Water Report
Evergy Kansas Central Green Bond
In June 2016, Evergy Kansas Central issued $350 million of green bonds. Green bonds are an emerging investment tool that tie the proceeds of a bond issuance to an environmentally-friendly project. The inaugural green bond issuance demonstrates Evergy Kansas Central's commitment to further developing a full portfolio of renewable energy resources. Please read more about the green bond and its investment use here.