Meeting the Climate Challenge

Meeting the Climate Challenge

A Green Utility

Strong Environmental Practices and Management Systems Cited

NiSource and its affiliated companies, including Columbia Gas of Ohio, has been ranked fourth out of 37 U.S. utilities in Newsweek Magazine's "Green Rankings" of the nation's largest corporations.

Newsweek and three research partners compiled the rankings by assessing each company's resource use and emissions; policies and strategies; and reputation among peers. The nation's 500 largest companies, as measured by revenue, market capitalization and number of employees, were broken out into 15 sectors.

NiSource was ranked fourth among companies in the utility industry sector and 211th overall. NiSource's "Green Policies" score – an assessment of a company's environmental policies and performance – was first in the utility sector and 40th among all companies in the ranking.

"NiSource's strong ranking on the Newsweek Green List is consistent with our ongoing commitment to sustainability, contemporary governance practices, and a solid foundation of core business values," NiSource President & CEO Robert C. Skaggs Jr. noted. "By this measure and others, we are making tangible progress on our path to becoming North America's premier regulated energy company."

Newsweek's complete Green Rankings are available at http://greenrankings.newsweek.com/