Vistra is committed to being an industry leader in the effort to address climate change, while transitioning our fleet to no-to-low carbon sources. But sustainability is about more than that. Caring about our stakeholders leads to higher customer satisfaction, more community involvement and support, and committed employees and suppliers, which in turn, leads to a more sustainable company.
2020 Climate Report
addressed collectively, with all participants doing their part
to reduce their environmental footprint. Vistra is committed to
combating climate change through, most importantly, the reduction
of greenhouse gas emissions from our business activities. As we adapt
our business operations to compete in an economy with drastically
lower emissions, Vistra perceives the anticipated impacts of climate
change and the related potential global mitigations will be not threats
to the business, but rather opportunities for growth and development.
2019 Sustainability Report
“The importance of electricity has never been more pronounced than it is today. Vistra is committed to providing affordable and reliable power to our nearly 5 million retail customers while also minimizing our impact on the environment, supporting our customers and the communities where we operate, and keeping our employees safe and healthy.”
— Curt Morgan, Vistra president and CEO
In addition to being an industry leader in the effort to address climate change, Vistra strives for excellence in employee safety, supply chain and employee diversity, community impact, and the customer experience. Vistra’s 2019 Annual Sustainability Report addresses these topics and more.
Climate Action 2030 / 2050
Texas Trees Foundation
TXU Energy has sponsored the TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center since 2002. With their valuable sponsorship, this project is the nation’s largest-known urban tree farm. The four-acre TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center at Richland College features state-of-the-art production and irrigation technology with the capacity to produce over 7,000 ten-gallon trees per planting season. Trees are offered to the public through programs like The Groves, Tree the Town, and Re-Leaf. Since 2002, Vistra Energy and its subsidiaries have provided nearly 300,000 trees to communities through the company’s tree donation efforts.
Since mining began more than 45 years ago, Luminant has reclaimed more than 80,000 acres for use as pastures, forests, wildlife habitat, and water resources, and the company has secured reclamation bond liability releases on 40,000 acres.
Over the last 44 years, Luminant has planted more than 41 million native trees as part of our reclamation program, including over 1.2 million in 2018. More than 30,700 acres of our reforested land are certified by the American Tree Farm System as sustainably managed woodlands, and the Federal Office of Surface Mining has indicated that we plant more trees annually than any mining company in the U.S.
Energy in Action is a corporate-wide initiative designed to support our existing spirit of volunteerism, facilitate and encourage more opportunities to give back to the communities we serve, and recognize employees for their dedication to helping others.
Worksite employee committees and employee resource groups are empowered to identify needs in their specific communities that meet guidelines and then donate volunteer time or cash grants.