Sustainability: “A business approach that integrates ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL and ECONOMIC stewardship into our business to create value for our communities and for our shareholders.”
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is an international, independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of their sustainability efforts through a set of standardized comprehensive self-assessments.
“The Reporting Framework sets out the principles and Performance Indicators that organizations can use to measure and report their economic, environmental and social performance.”
For the 2013-2014 reporting period, we believe we have achieved a GRI Guidelines Application Level C with this report.
Click here to view our 2015 GRI Content Index.
How we do business is just as important as what we do. Each year, every Piedmont employee and each member of the executive management team, as well as the Board of Directors, is required to certify that he or she has read our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and will act in accordance with the principles as outlined. Our goal is to live up to the highest standards of honesty, integrity and respect in all we do every day. This is a commitment we make to each other and to all our customers, business partners and shareholders. To provide feedback, please visit the Contact Us page on our company website.
For more information about our governance structure, guidelines and commitment, please see our Directors and Corporate Governance Committee Charter.
This report contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and information currently available and are believed to be reasonable and are made in good faith. However, the forward-looking statements are subject to future events, risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the statements. Factors that may make the actual results differ from anticipated results include, but are not limited to, weather conditions, rate of customer growth, the cost and availability of natural gas, competition from other energy providers, new legislation and regulations and application of existing laws and regulations, economic and capital market conditions, the cost and availability of labor and materials, operational interruptions; availability and cost of capital; federal and state fiscal, tax and monetary policy; ability of counterparties to meet their obligations to us and other uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and some of which are beyond our control. For these reasons, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements when making investment decisions. The words “expect,” “believe,” “may,” “project,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “could,” “will,” “assume,” “can,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “future,” “indicate,” “outlook,” “plan,” “predict,” “seek,” “target,” “would,” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are only as of the date they are made and we do not undertake any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement, either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More information about the risks and uncertainties relating to these forward-looking statements may be found in Piedmont’s latest Forms 10-K and 10-Q, which are available on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov.