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US utility Eversource Energy has been ranked the number one ‘most just’ utility company in the US by Forbes and JUST Capital.

The energy provider has been ranked number 26 out of 1000 companies evaluated for the annual list celebrating positive corporate behaviour.

The award recognises the company’s commitment to customers, communities, employees, and the environment.

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The annual award celebrates publicly-traded American corporations for their positive impact and leadership on top priorities identified by the American people such as fair pay, ethical leadership, good benefits and work-life balance, equal opportunity, customer treatment and privacy, community support, environmental impact, and delivering shareholder return.

Jim Judge, the CEO of Eversource Energy, said:  “We’re honoured at Eversource for this distinguished national recognition as one of the country’s most just companies and the number one utility in the annual JUST 100 list, which reflects many of our core values as a company and demonstrates our commitment to our customers, communities, employees, and the environment.

“From providing safe and reliable service to our customers and nurturing a diverse, inclusive, and supportive culture for employees to advancing clean energy and protecting the environment, we’re focused every day on working together for a better tomorrow.”

Some 9,000 Americans voted for this year’s companies and 96,000 over the past six years. The survey was conducted in partnership with the University of Chicago and YouGov.

Eversource Energy is ranked the #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, transmits and delivers electricity and natural gas and supplies water to approximately 4 million customers in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.