After engagement with environmental nonprofits As You Sow and the Midwest Coalition for Responsible Investment (MCRI), the St. Louis-based utility Ameren Corporation has released its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. The new report represents an improvement over its prior disclosure, and brings the report up to the industry standard. The changes came about following a dialogue stemming from a 2013 shareholder resolution filed by As You Sow and MCRI requesting increased transparency on water impacts.
“Ameren’s 2013 CSR report shows improvement over previous years. It touches on more topics, and offers more data,” said Amelia Timbers, Energy program manager at As You Sow. “Shareholders and Investment managers require detailed CSR reporting to evaluate business risk. Ameren’s CSR reporting improvements are a step in the right direction.”