The following is a selection of recent awards and recognitions the company has received.

CR Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation has been included on the 2017 CR Magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. CR Magazine evaluates companies on their performance across seven categories of corporate responsibility: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, corporate governance, financial performance, and philanthropy & community support. CR Magazine, the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizen’s List, which has been ranked one of America’s three most-important business rankings according to PR Week.

Corporate Advocate of the Year

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development honored APS with the 2017 Corporate Advocate of the Year award. The National Center presents the Corporate Advocate award “in recognition of a sincere commitment to growing opportunities for American Indian and Alaska native-owned companies, and bettering the economy of Indian Country for future generations to come.

Diamondbacks Ambassador Award

The Arizona Diamondbacks’ sixth annual Most Valuable Partner (MVP) awards was an acknowledgement of the outstanding achievements of the organization’s marketing partners. APS won the Ambassador Award, an honor given to a company that engages its employees in support of Diamondbacks initiatives. The award is specifically for the APS employee support of the 2016 D-Backs Race Against Cancer, as well as the kids clinics hosted for children of employees. More than 130 APS employees, friends and family signed up for the race in 2016, which served as the official kickoff for APS Community Connection Week. That was the highest representation from any company at the event.

EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year: Sustainability Excellence

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded APS the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recognition for its role as a regional leader in energy efficiency and its ongoing commitment to ENERGY STAR®. This award is given to states, utilities, and other organizations for sponsoring programs to improve the energy efficiency of products, homes and buildings within their community or territory.

EPRI Technology Transfer Awards

APS earned two awards at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) annual Technology Transfer Awards, which celebrate innovative projects that solve problems, drive progress and provide meaningful benefits for not only utilities but society as well.

The awards were for these programs:

  • Demonstration of Smart Inverters with Utility Management Using Standard Communications
  • Use of Dry Storage Canister Robotic Inspection System to Perform Examinations

Top Corporate Philanthropist

APS was ranked as the top corporate philanthropist on the Phoenix Business Journal’s inaugural list. The journal called APS "the brightest star on a list full of companies practicing outstanding corporate citizenship.” The list of 28 companies was compiled based on total 2015 cash contributions to Arizona charities. APS donated $9.23 million, nearly twice the amount contributed by the next-largest corporate philanthropist.

CR Magazine 2016 Most Responsible Companies

Pinnacle West is featured in Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s 2016 Most Responsible Companies list for corporate citizenship in the utilities sector. This list serves to help readers establish that their supply chain comprises of the most responsible, sustainable and transparent companies, creating shared value when strategic opportunities arise. This ranked list includes the top 12 companies in 11 industry categories. Companies were ranked in seven categories: climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights, and philanthropy and community support.

2016 Governor’s Arts Awards

Due to both monetary and volunteer support, APS was recognized as a top corporate supporter of the arts by the Arizona Citizens for the Arts and the Office of the Governor.

Forbes America’s Best Employers List

APS was included in Forbes America’s Best Employers List of 2016. Being included among America’s Best Employers demonstrates a number of attributes that make APS a great place to work, including the career opportunities we offer our employees, our engaging workplace and our deep community involvement.

AICCAZ Corporate Partner of the Year

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona (AICCAZ) recognized APS as Corporate Partner of the Year in 2015. The award honors corporate partners for outstanding work with the Arizona Native American community, support of the chamber and participation in chamber events.

Platinum Award – Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality gave APS’s Redhawk Power Plant the Platinum Award from the Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program. The Platinum Award is the highest recognition given by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and is presented every three years. Redhawk received this award for its exceptional environmental program managed by an outstanding Environmental Management System and the plant employees' commitment to community outreach.