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Sustainability Report

Sustainability brings life to everything we do. It is engrained in our mission, serves as the foundation of our climate strategy and underpins our approach to environmental, social and governance practices.

Our FY 2021 Sustainability Report highlights the innovative work we’re doing today and the ways we’re partnering with others to build a sustainable tomorrow.

What does sustainability look like to us? At TVA, we are:

  • A recognized leader in pioneering cost-effective technologies that will help us achieve our aspiration of a net-zero carbon energy future.
  • Expanding renewable energy on our system – targeting up to 10,000 megawatts of solar by 2035.
  • Partnering with local power companies and state agencies to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.
  • Protecting and enhancing our waterways, cultural resources and natural resources through our expansive stewardship programs.
  • Working with state and local partners to deliver jobs and investments (more than 350,000 jobs and $45.9 billion in capital investments over five years).
  • Living our values – Safety, Integrity, Inclusion and Service – all fundamental beliefs that guide TVA actions, behaviors and decisions as a company. 

Explore the Report

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Aspiring to Achieve Net-Zero

In 2021, TVA announced our aspirational goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. We recognize the challenges that lie ahead, but we are well-positioned to meet them. Learn more.

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Economic Impact

The benefit of local power companies and TVA working together is that as we generate community energy, we are building a better tomorrow. At TVA, we are here to serve the people, not shareholders. Learn more.

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Environmental Impact

Our environmental stewardship includes aggressive clean air control programs, sustainable waste management and proactive protection of the region’s rich biodiversity. We also strive to create a future adaptive and resilient to the impacts of climate change. Learn more.

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Social Impact

TVA and local power companies make a positive impact in our communities through economic development, environmental stewardship and delivering reliable, low-cost and clean power. We strive to be trusted neighbors through corporate giving, volunteer efforts and programs providing support and assistance to those in need. Learn more.

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TVA maintains high ethical standards and is committed to full transparency and engagement with stakeholders, because we believe engagement is a key tool in strengthening our work toward a sustainable future. Learn more.

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