JUNO BEACH, Fla., April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) has been recognized as one of Forbes' America's Best Employers for the fourth consecutive year. NextEra Energy, whose businesses include Florida Power & Light Company, Gulf Power Company and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, is one of only 1,000 employers to receive this honor across the U.S.
"We are pleased to be recognized as one of America's Best Employers for the fourth consecutive year," said Jim Robo, NextEra Energy chairman and chief executive officer. "We are committed to investing in our team and creating a workplace where our employees feel they can make a difference every day. I've often said that our employees are our greatest competitive advantage, and this recognition wouldn't be possible without our team of approximately 15,000 talented employees. They are the driver behind how we create value for our customers, protect the environment, invest in our communities and deliver superior returns for our shareholders."
In collaboration with analytics firm Statista, Forbes selected America's Best Employers based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 50,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations.
Highlights of NextEra Energy's efforts to maintain a great place to work include:
This recent honor from Forbes is the latest recognition for NextEra Energy. Earlier this year, NextEra Energy was named No. 1 in its sector on Fortune's list of "Most Admired Companies" for the 12th time in 13 years and, in 2018, was ranked by Fortune among the top 25 companies that "Change the World." NextEra Energy was also recognized for the 12 time by Ethisphere Institute as one of its World's Most Ethical Companies, becoming one of only 14 current honorees in the world to achieve this prestigious honor 12 or more times.
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NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) is a leading clean energy company headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida. NextEra Energy owns two electric companies in Florida: Florida Power & Light Company, which serves more than 5 million customer accounts in Florida and is the largest rate-regulated electric utility in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold; and Gulf Power Company, which serves more than 460,000 customers in eight counties throughout Northwest Florida. NextEra Energy also owns a competitive energy business, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which, together with its affiliated entities, is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun and a world leader in battery storage. Through its subsidiaries, NextEra Energy generates clean, emissions-free electricity from eight commercial nuclear power units in Florida, New Hampshire, Iowa and Wisconsin. A Fortune 200 company and included in the S&P 100 index, NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity. NextEra Energy is ranked No. 1 in the electric and gas utilities industry on Fortune's 2019 list of "World's Most Admired Companies" and ranked among the top 25 on Fortune's 2018 list of companies that "Change the World." For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com, www.FPL.com, www.GulfPower.com, www.NextEraEnergyResources.com.
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