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NextEra Energy named No. 1 in its industry on Fortune's list of 'Most Admired Companies' for the 10th time in 11 years
Energy leader also named a top 10 company worldwide across all industries for innovation, social responsibility and wise use of corporate assets and topped its peer group for eight of the nine rated attributes
JUNO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) today announced it has been named No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry on Fortune's 2017 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies." This year marked the 10th time in the past 11 years that NextEra Energy, whose principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, has been voted the top company in its industry in the Fortune ranking. NextEra Energy also was ranked among the top 10 companies worldwide across all industries for innovation, social responsibility and wise use of corporate assets.
"To be recognized once again as No. 1 in our industry on this prestigious list is truly an honor and testament to our most important asset, our people," said Jim Robo, chairman and chief executive officer of NextEra Energy. "We're extremely proud that we were ranked among the top 10 companies worldwide for social responsibility, wise use of corporate assets and, in particular, innovation, all of which speak to how we conduct our business. As one of the nation's largest developers of energy infrastructure, having invested $75 billion since 2004, we are working to solve America's energy challenges both sustainably and responsibly for the benefit of our customers, communities and shareholders. By investing billions of dollars annually in energy infrastructure and innovative technologies, we offer our customers a value proposition that is among the best in the nation, while also earning our company the distinction of being the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. I couldn't be more proud of our team and all that they have accomplished."
In determining the industry rankings, thousands of senior executives, outside directors and industry analysts are independently surveyed and companies are rated on nine attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products/services and global competitiveness.
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NextEra Energy also ranked first among electric and gas utilities for eight of the nine rated attributes, including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value and quality of products/services.
Complete results for the 2017 Fortune "World's Most Admired Companies" rankings can be found at: http://fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies/.
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