In 1996, Jeff Angeletti and a team of his colleagues at East Ohio Gas answered the call from a local housing rehabilitation nonprofit by making repairs to the home of an elderly woman. This was one of the first projects of the nonprofit now known as Rebuilding Together and more than 18 years after that first project, Angeletti serves as board president of the group. This is only one example demonstrating the long history and commitment utilities and their employees have to their communities.
The cover story for the July issue of American Gas magazine, titled “Good Works,” highlights Dominion Resources and Sempra Energy for their dedication and success in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Both companies are listed among North American’s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility magazine.
As an industry, utilities have set the bar high for CSR and continue their growing commitment to improve these programs. American Gas talked with top CSR practitioners to provide key steps to improve upon CSR and examples from other industries.