Enhancements to our proxy disclosure, including in the areas of risk oversight (including cyber risk and human capital management oversight), director backgrounds and qualifications, and incentive plan target setting;
Enhancements to our sustainability/ESG disclosures, including those relating to our political contributions, lobbying activities and related board oversight, human capital management and water management; and
Other enhancements to the environmental and sustainability disclosures on our website and in our Integrated Report.
How You Can Communicate With Our Board
We believe communication between the Board and the Company’s shareholders and other interested parties is an important part of the corporate governance process. Shareholders and other interested parties may communicate with our Board, our Lead Director or any individual director in care of the Lead Director at:
639 Loyola Avenue
P.O. Box 61000
New Orleans, LA 70161
Spam junk mail, mass mailings, service complaints, service inquiries, new service suggestions, resumes and other forms of job inquiries, surveys, business solicitations and advertisements or requests for donations and sponsorships will not be forwarded.
Corporate Governance Policies
Entergy Policies on Business Ethics and Conduct
All of our employees, including our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and other senior members of management, are required to abide by our Code of Entegrity, which sets forth the ethical responsibilities of our employees, officers and representatives. Our Code of Entegrity, along with other Entergy policies on business conduct, helps ensure that our business is conducted in a consistently legal and ethical manner. Entergy’s policies form the foundation of a comprehensive process that includes compliance with corporate policies and procedures, an open relationship among employees to foster good business conduct, and a high level of integrity. Our policies and procedures cover all major areas of professional conduct, including employment practices, conflicts of interest, intellectual property and the protection of confidential information, and require strict adherence to laws and regulations applicable to the conduct of our business. Annually, all employees with computer access are required to acknowledge that they are familiar with the Code of Entegrity and agree to uphold Entergy’s core values and follow Entergy’s policies.
Employees are required to report any conduct that they believe in good faith to be an actual or apparent violation of Entergy’s policies. Retaliation against any employee who in good faith seeks advice, raises a concern, reports misconduct, or provides information in an investigation is strictly prohibited. Our Internal Audit department has procedures to receive, retain and treat complaints received regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters and to allow for confidential and anonymous submissions by employees with concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters.
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
Our directors, officers and employees are required to comply with a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code of Conduct”). The Code of Conduct is intended to focus individuals on areas of ethical risk, help them recognize and deal with ethical issues, provide mechanisms to report unethical conduct, and foster a culture of honesty, accountability and mutual respect. It covers a wide range of professional conduct, including conflicts of interest, unfair or unethical use of corporate opportunities, protection of confidential information, compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and oversight of ethics and compliance by employees of the Company.