DTE Energy’s aspiration is to be the best-operated energy company in North America, and a force for growth and prosperity in the communities where we live and serve. That statement is more than just a slogan that appears on company literature or as part of an email signature for DTE Employees. It is what people at all levels at the company go to work every day striving to achieve.
With the release of the company’s most recent Corporate Citizenship Report, the work being done to live that statement is clear. Among the key accomplishments:
- Produced enough electricity from renewable energy sources in 2015 to power approximately 450,000 households.
- In order to maintain a safe and reliable gas pipeline infrastructure, the company installed 80 miles of new gas pipelines in 2015 and is on track to install 100 more miles in 2016.
- Reduced carbon dioxide emissions from electric generation by 17 percent compared to 2010 levels. In addition, the company is on track to reduce CO2 emissions by 40 percent below the 2010 baseline by 2030.
- Made a total of $18 million in charitable contributions in 2015, including $15 million from the DTE Energy Foundation. This represents a 25 percent increase over 2014.
- 2,335 employees participated in more than 100 company-sponsored employee events, collectively donating approximately 12,000 hours of service in 2015.
- As a founding member of the Pure Michigan Business Connect, DTE Energy spent over $945 million with Michigan-based businesses in 2015 and has committed to spending an additional $5 billion with Michigan-based business over the next five years.
These accomplishments are being felt in the community. Just ask Dave Best, a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist.
“I’ve worked with DTE Energy for many years. Bald eagles thrive in the open spaces at the Monroe Power Plant and the Fermi 2 Nuclear Energy Facility. We’ve been able to monitor the health of those nesting birds and their offspring over time. DTE is a great partner to work with; its employees are really dedicated to protecting wildlife,” he said in the report.
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