August 7, 2017 at 4:05 PM EDT

WGL CEO Terry D. McCallister Named Finalist for Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 2017 Responsible CEO Award

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WGL Holdings, Inc. announced that Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, the leading voice for the corporate responsibility profession, recently named Terry D. McCallister, Chairman and CEO at WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas, a finalist for the 10th annual Responsible CEO Awards. The recognition identifies corporate leaders who are committed to a progressive environmental, social and governance agenda, and demonstrate a personal commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability and impact.

"WGL has maintained an on-going commitment to ambitious sustainability practices achieved through our dedicated employees and businesses that everyday make corporate social responsibility a core part of our company values," said Terry D. McCallister, Chairman and CEO of WGL Holdings, Inc and Washington Gas. "We continue to drive sustainable clean energy business practices and programs to enhance the communities where we operate - that means encouraging the company to set stretch targets that push ourselves to aim higher with bold innovation and fresh thinking to exceed expectations."

Recognizing his personal involvement, conviction and support for sustainability that challenged the company, CR Magazine selected Terry D. McCallister's leadership as a finalist based on several accomplishments at WGL, including:

  • In 2011, Washington Gas (a WGL company), announced two greenhouse gas (GHG) goals to achieve by 2020 against the company's 2008 baseline. Washington Gas exceeded both of its goals ahead of schedule as announced in 2016. This included a 74 percent reduction in absolute GHG emissions from its fleet and facilities, and a 20 percent reduction in GHG emissions for every unit of natural gas delivered.
  • At WGL, sustainability is not only one of five articulated corporate core values, it is now also linked to the company's annual Corporate Scorecard with progress tracked each year as part of its annual goals.
  • WGL's new ambitious 2025 sustainability targets include a clean energy plan of achieving carbon neutral fleet and facilities operations by 2025, adding resilient infrastructure that will reduce emissions intensity of the company's delivered gas by 38% from a 2008 baseline by 2025, and supporting sustainable cities and communities by enabling its customers to save the energy equivalent to 18 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions between 2015 and 2025.

For more on the company's sustainability efforts, download WGL's Sustainability report.

The Responsible CEO of the Year awards are presented to CEOs who, in the past year, put themselves at personal and professional risk in order to deliver on their corporate responsibility promises. All award finalists were nominated by fellow members of the CR community and selected by an independent judging panel that includes prior honorees and industry leaders.

The awards will be presented during COMMIT!Forum 2017, October 11-12, at MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C., an event recognized worldwide as the leading gathering for corporate responsibility and sustainability practitioners that is produced by the Corporate Responsibility Association and CR Magazine.

About WGL

WGL (NYSE: WGL), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions. With activities and assets across the U.S., WGL consists of Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL Midstreamand Hampshire Gas. WGL provides options for natural gas, electricity, green power and energy services, including generation, storage, transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency. Our calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy for our employees, our community and all our customers. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, small business or multinational corporation, state and local or federal agency, WGL is here to provide Energy Answers. Ask Us. For more information, visit us at

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