Updated: April 2024

Our business is structured at multiple leadership levels to strengthen our sustainability governance, drive change within the organization, and focus on our sustainability priorities. This structure is important so that we can support and evolve our efforts to design for tomorrow, empower each other, and succeed together.

Board of Directors

Sustainability issues are top of mind for the Board of Directors. Our commitment to sustainability reaches to many of the Board committees as well as to the Board itself. The Board addresses numerous sustainability issues, including progress on our Clean Energy Commitment, emergent clean energy technologies, reliability and customer affordability.

The Nuclear and Operating Committee annually receives and reviews a report on the our sustainability initiatives and strategy. In 2023, the Nuclear and Operating Committee reviewed a number of sustainability topics, including the continued reliable operation of our generation fleet during one of the hottest Arizona summers on record.

The Human Resources Committee periodically reviews and assesses strategies and policies related to human capital management, including with respect to matters such as diversity, inclusion, pay equity, corporate culture, talent development, and retention.

 The Corporate Governance and Public Responsibility Committee (CPGRC) reviews significant environmental and social trends. In 2023, the committee engaged in a discussion regarding the link between sustainability, core business strategy and shareholder value. Another key focus of the CGPRC and the Board is the adoption and maintenance of good governance practices.

 Organizational Structure

In 2020, in support of our Clean Energy Commitment and the growing focus on sustainability within our organization, we increased our focus on sustainability efforts by dedicating a new Sustainability Department at Pinnacle West responsible for integrating responsible business practices into our everyday work.

The Sustainability department, which reports directly to the Vice President of Sustainability, is dedicated to integrating environmental, social and governance best practices into the everyday work of APS. The Vice President of Sustainability reports to the Senior Vice President of Public Policy to further align sustainability, community affairs, and our regulatory work in local and federal issues. The department’s fundamental purpose is to drive our performance and enhance our reputation as a responsible corporate citizen. In addition, this team has oversight and responsibility for the Corporate Responsibility Report.

Our Culture and Inclusion team, led by the Manager of Culture, Learning and Inclusion, is focused on developing, strengthening and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. Our revitalized Inclusion Council includes a Steering Committee and Executive Advocate group. In 2021, we added an Employee DEI Advisory Council to expand stakeholder representation and ensure that employees across the organization can add their voices and opinions to our DEI work.

 Learn more about governance for Clean Energy, WaterSafety, and Ethics.

Our Sustainability History

APS has a long history of integrating sustainability into the way we do business. Our reporting started in 1995 when we issued our first Environmental, Health and Safety Report. Over the years, this evolved into our Corporate Social Responsibility Report in 2004. In addition to our reporting, we have received awards for implementing sustainable practices based on environmental, social, and governance considerations, worked to implement new and innovative technologies, and we continue to seek opportunities to create shared value as we work to build a clean and sustainable future for all Arizonans.

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