Shawn Heath
“This report describes the company’s progress in reducing our environmental footprint and serving our many stakeholders.”
Shawn Heath
Vice President and
Chief Sustainability Officer

About this report

This Sustainability Report is the first since the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy in July 2012. It describes the combined company’s progress in serving our customers, reducing our environmental footprint, engaging our employees, building strong communities and increasing our financial strength.

Key features include:

  • CEO Jim Rogers’ letter, reflecting on the benefits of the merger, our sustainability journey and the challenges ahead
  • Accomplishments, challenges, opportunities and performance metrics for each of our five focus areas
  • A spotlight on Duke Energy employees who are living sustainably every day.

Our operating companies, including the former Progress Energy Florida, will now be known as Duke Energy. One exception is Duke Energy Progress, which is the new name for the former Progress Energy’s operations in the Carolinas.

Although Duke Energy and Progress Energy were separate companies for the first half of 2012, this report combines their data to the extent possible. Wherever combined data are not available, charts and tables are clearly noted.

Again this year, we offer print and Web versions of our Sustainability Report. Throughout this online report, mouse-over definitions are denoted by bold, dark blue text.

We provide a detailed index to the Global Reporting Initiative on our website. Duke Energy International’s Sustainability Report, which covers our Latin American operations, is also available at

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