ST. LOUIS, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In late April 2016, Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) published its fourth-ever corporate social responsibility report: a microsite available at AmerenCSR.com.
The report details Ameren's commitment to energy sustainability and how the company works to balance its responsibilities to customers, shareholders, the environment and employees. In the report Ameren addresses a range of topics, including environmental performance, community betterment and financial strength.
Ameren's report was recently recognized as one of the Top 100 Reports Worldwide, ranking #20 out of nearly 1,000 companies in the League of American Communication Professionals' (LACP) Vision Awards. The report also ranked #4 across all companies in the Americas Region and was the top-ranked report among U.S. energy providers in the global competition.
The Vision Awards recognize excellence in annual reports and 10-Ks, sustainability reports, corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports and other corporate yearly reports. The contest draws entries from Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies around the world.
Among several other honors in the global competition, the report also was awarded first place (Platinum) for "Best Report Narrative" in the Americas Region for its "Achieving Balance" theme and content.
"This year's report for Ameren Corporation (Achieving Balance) proves to be remarkable in light of tremendous competition," said Christine Kennedy, LACP Managing Director. "Nearly 1,000 organizations submitted reports for the 2015 Vision Awards, comprising submissions from upwards of two-dozen countries. Overall we find this work to be outstanding, earning a total score of 99 out of a maximum 100 points."
"We are humbled and honored to receive this recognition," said Warner L. Baxter, Ameren's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Our report is a direct reflection of the importance we place on energy sustainability and our focus on effectively balancing the interests of all our stakeholders as we seek to meet and exceed their energy needs and expectations today and in the future."
Ameren's agency partner in producing the report was Peoria- and St. Louis-based Simantel Group.
St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric delivery and transmission service as well as natural gas delivery service. Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of over 10,200 megawatts, and natural gas delivery service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops regional electric transmission projects. Follow the company on Twitter @AmerenCorp. For more information, visit Ameren.com.
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