APPA publication helps utilities report sustainability activities

It is hard enough to agree on a definition of sustainability, let alone measure and account for it. Yet the general public, along with local, state and federal governments are increasingly calling upon electric utilities to demonstrate sustainable operation. To help power providers meet these demands, the American Public Power Association You are leaving WAPA.gov. is offering a new publication, Sustainability Reporting for Electric Utilities. You are leaving WAPA.gov.

Sustainability Reporting for Electric Utilities

(Artwork by American Public Power Association)

Use this resource to learn how to account for and report your utility’s positive economic, environmental and social impacts. You will discover how to build, maintain and use reports to impact your strategy.

Sustainability Reporting for Electric Utilities describes current trends in sustainability accounting and offers guidance on reporting to stakeholders and employees on your sustainable activities. This publication provides you with up-to-date practices on sustainability accounting and reporting by:

  • Explaining what sustainability reporting is
  • Introducing you to standards-setting entities
  • Describing processes for gathering sustainability statistics
  • Showing how to build and maintain sustainability reports
  • Demonstrating how sustainability reporting can impact utility strategy

Written by Megan Decker and Russ Hissom of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, You are leaving WAPA.gov. Sustainability Reporting for Electric Utilities will help to establish your utility as a good steward of the resources it uses to deliver reliable and affordable energy to customers.

Source: American Public Power Association, 3/14/16