In 2017, natural disasters had a tremendous impact on energy and water systems around the world. In addition to the strains from severe weather, traditional utility infrastructure is deteriorating alongside an evolution in the utility business model. Consumers crave more information from utilities and want to be better connected to the communities where they live, work and play. As technology transforms the industry, utilities are facing a skills gap as the workforce nears retirement.
All of these challenges underscore Itron’s fundamental belief that the way we manage energy and water will define this century.
Sustainability is at the core of Itron’s mission, values and business strategy. Our commitment to sustainable practices for our environment and our business exists at all levels of the company, from our board of directors and executive committee to all of our 8,000 employees. As an example of how we are doing our part and measuring our efforts, we are pleased to release our 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR).
“I am proud of the work we do every day, and on behalf of all Itron employees around the world, I am pleased to share our sustainability progress and goals with you,” said Itron President and CEO Philip Mezey. “The work we do matters. And we are making an impact as we strive to create a more resourceful world.”
Displaying Itron’s continued commitment to more sustainable business practices, the 2017 Corporate Sustainability Report highlights awards, customer stories, philanthropic efforts, sustainability practices and updates on our goals. Information is derived using operational data from 2017 and builds on our previous reports.
Access the full report here.