DOVER, Del. – Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) announced today the publication of its inaugural Sustainability Report, which affirms the Company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments. The Company also announced two new organizational changes to advance its ESG strategy and environmental sustainability initiatives.
Chesapeake Utilities’ Inaugural Sustainability Report
“Over the past few years, we have increasingly emphasized ESG considerations as important factors in our strategic decision making. Our inaugural Sustainability Report highlights our commitment to sound ESG practices that will support Chesapeake’s responsible growth,” said Jeff Householder, president and CEO. “This report touches on our efforts to reduce emissions – across both our operational footprint and also for our customers. It also provides insight into our safety practices, employee engagement efforts, equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives, along with the support we provide to our local communities. Further, the report describes our governance policies and our approach to enterprise risk management, including the risks and opportunities presented by the nation’s transition to a lower-carbon energy future.”
To read Chesapeake Utilities’ inaugural Sustainability Report and learn more about the Company’s ESG efforts, visit https://chpk.com/sustainability-report/.
Environmental Sustainability Office and ESG Committee
In further support of the Company’s ESG commitments, Chesapeake Utilities created an environmental sustainability office, an internal ESG committee and two new leadership positions dedicated to those efforts.
Shane Breakie will serve as the Company’s environmental sustainability officer, a vice president position reporting to Kevin Webber, senior vice president and chief development officer. In this role, Breakie will lead the Company’s environmental sustainability efforts including the identification and management of emission-reducing projects both internally and those to support our customers’ sustainability goals. With more than 25 years of service in the utilities industry, Breakie most recently served as vice president, Chesapeake Utilities and Sandpiper Energy, leading the Company’s natural gas distribution businesses in Delaware, Maryland and Florida. As part of the organizational transition, Jeffrey Tietbohl will as