New Jersey Resources is taking action to ensure a clean energy future.

Across our company, we are stepping up and leading the way—challenging, innovating and rethinking what sustainability can mean for our business and our customers.

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New Jersey Resources is taking action to ensure a clean energy future.

Across our company, we are stepping up and leading the way—challenging, innovating and rethinking what sustainability can mean for our business and our customers.

LATEST NEWS

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

Our Part In A Clean and Renewable Future

NJR is leading the way to a clean energy future by putting our commitment to sustainability into action…we’ve set an ambitious goal to reduce our company’s operational emissions in New Jersey to 50% by 2030.

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

Our Part In A Clean and Renewable Future

NJR is leading the way to a clean energy future by putting our commitment to sustainability into action…we’ve set an ambitious goal to reduce our company’s operational emissions in New Jersey to 50% by 2030.

Steve Westhoven

CEO, New Jersey Resources

In the nearly 30 years I’ve been a part of this company, I’ve seen firsthand how deeply rooted the values of conservation, responsibility and sustainability really are within our company. For NJR, that means reducing emissions from our own operations, embracing innovation, growing our business in smart, responsible ways, and empowering our employees to act with our sustainability values always front of mind.

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Steve Westhoven

CEO, New Jersey Resources

In the nearly 30 years I’ve been a part of this company, I’ve seen firsthand how deeply rooted the values of conservation, responsibility and sustainability really are within our company. For NJR, that means reducing emissions from our own operations, embracing innovation, growing our business in smart, responsible ways, and empowering our employees to act with our sustainability values always front of mind.

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As a diversified energy company, NJR is focused on meeting both the energy and sustainability challenges of today by delivering reliable, clean energy that meets the expectations of our stakeholders.

As President and CEO, I understand that environmental sustainability, emissions reduction and climate considerations, human capital management, corporate governance and transparency impact our business in different ways. 

In the nearly 30 years I’ve been a part of this company, I’ve seen firsthand how deeply rooted the values of conservation, responsibility and sustainability really are within our company. 

For NJR, that means reducing emissions from our own operations, embracing innovation, growing our business in smart, responsible ways, and empowering our employees to act with our sustainability values always front of mind.

Our track record of firsts clearly shows how we’ve put this commitment into action for years…our promise is to continue doing so long into the future.

HOW IS NJR LEADING THE WAY?
  • Most environmentally sound natural gas system in New Jersey as measured by leaks per mile. Reduced methane emissions from its distribution system by 900 metric tons since 2015.

  • First natural gas utility in New Jersey to replace all aged, leak-prone cast iron from its system. Expected to be the first to replace all unprotected steel by the end of the next year.

  • First utility in New Jersey to join ONE Future, a voluntary industry coalition dedicated to emission reductions up and down the supply chain.

  • First utility in the nation to source a portion of its natural gas supply through the Trustwell Responsible Gas program.
  • A decade of experience investing nearly $900 million in New Jersey’s solar and national clean energy markets.
  • Leader in energy efficiency space for over 10 years, helping more than 57,000 customers conserve energy, contributing to emissions reductions goals through our programs.
  • New Jersey’s first diversified energy company to issue green bonds, supporting our investment in clean energy projects.

NJR has established an Office of Sustainability to help ensure the right structures are in place to support the company’s sustainability goals. The Office supports a Sustainability Council of senior leaders from across NJR’s business units and has adopted the following guiding principles that lay the foundation for future progress:

NJR Corporate Sustainability Guiding Principles

 

Support sound public policies that address climate impacts and ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for our customers.

Embrace innovation across technologies and fuel types that deliver energy with improved environmental outcomes.

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from operated assets and suppliers by prioritizing mitigation strategies and reduction targets.

Increase transparency about sustainability progress through public reporting and stakeholder outreach.

Expand customer energy efficiency, conservation and environmental stewardship opportunities.

Promote corporate governance practices that create long-term value for stakeholders and require accountability from our leadership.

Continually adopt and promote best practices in human capital management that complement a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Maintain industry-best safety standards to protect the well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve.

Utilize responsible sourcing strategies and monitor supplier sustainability efforts within NJR’s supply chain.

Engage with our local communities and nonprofits in the spirit of support and cooperation.

Support sound public policies that address climate impacts and ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for our customers.

Embrace innovation across technologies and fuel types that deliver energy with improved environmental outcomes.

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from operated assets and suppliers by prioritizing mitigation strategies and reduction targets.

Increase transparency about sustainability progress through public reporting and stakeholder outreach.

Expand customer energy efficiency, conservation and environmental stewardship opportunities.

Promote corporate governance practices that create long-term value for stakeholders and require accountability from our leadership.

Continually adopt and promote best practices in human capital management that complement a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Maintain industry-best safety standards to protect the well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve.

Utilize responsible sourcing strategies and monitor supplier sustainability efforts within NJR’s supply chain.

Engage with our local communities and nonprofits in the spirit of support and cooperation.

Support sound public policies that address climate impacts and ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for our customers.

Embrace innovation across technologies and fuel types that deliver energy with improved environmental outcomes.

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from operated assets and suppliers by prioritizing mitigation strategies and reduction targets.

Increase transparency about sustainability progress through public reporting and stakeholder outreach.

Expand customer energy efficiency, conservation and environmental stewardship opportunities.

Promote corporate governance practices that create long-term value for stakeholders and require accountability from our leadership.

Continually adopt and promote best practices in human capital management that complement a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Maintain industry-best safety standards to protect the well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve.

Utilize responsible sourcing strategies and monitor supplier sustainability efforts within NJR’s supply chain.

Engage with our local communities and nonprofits in the spirit of support and cooperation.

Investing in Clean, Renewable Energy

 

NJR was one of the earliest investors in New Jersey’s solar industry and is one of the largest today with nearly $900 million invested through fiscal 2019. Our vision for clean energy innovation will take us even further.

Investing in Clean, Renewable Energy

NJR was one of the earliest investors in New Jersey’s solar industry and is one of the largest today with nearly $900 million invested through fiscal 2019. Our vision for clean energy innovation will take us even further.

Nearly $900 million invested in solar projects across all 21 New Jersey counties.

Nearly 300 megawatts of commercial and residential installed solar capacity.

Enough solar energy to power 27,000 homes and reduce greenhouse emissions by 208,460 tons every year.

Leading the Way on Innovation: NJR is exploring Renewable Natural Gas and Green Hydrogen development to provide ultra-clean natural gas to homes and businesses.

Nearly $900 million invested in solar projects across all 21 New Jersey counties.

Nearly 300 megawatts of commercial and residential installed solar capacity.

Enough solar energy to power 27,000 homes and reduce greenhouse emissions by 208,460 tons every year.

Leading the Way on Innovation: NJR is exploring Renewable Natural Gas and Green Hydrogen development to provide ultra-clean natural gas to homes and businesses.

Our vision for clean energy innovation will take us even further.

Expanding renewable sources of energy is key to meeting our shared carbon reduction goals. That means investing in renewables as a source of energy generation, while also embracing innovations for low-carbon natural gas systems to deliver even more environmentally friendly energy. NJR was one of the earliest investors in New Jersey’s solar industry and is one of the largest today, with nearly $900 million invested through fiscal 2019.

Methane and Emissions Reduction

 

As the parent company of a leading natural gas utility, we have taken action for years to drive emissions lower and control methane in our system while delivering safe, reliable service. Our investments have delivered the most environmentally sound natural gas system in New Jersey, as measured by leaks per mile.

Methane and Emissions Reduction

As the parent company of a leading natural gas utility, we have taken action for years to drive emissions lower and control methane in our system while delivering safe, reliable service. Our investments have delivered the most environmentally sound natural gas system in New Jersey, as measured by leaks per mile.

NJNG has built the most environmentally sound natural gas systems among New Jersey utilities, as measured by leaks per mile.

Our commitment is to go even further.

    • $1.6 billion invested in our natural gas delivery system infrastructure in the last decade
    • Most environmentally sound natural gas delivery system in New Jersey, as measured by leaks per mile
    • 1st natural gas utility in New Jersey to fully replace cast iron pipes, reducing methane emissions

    • By the end of 2021, expected to be 1st to replace the bare steel in its system

 

  • 1st utility in the nation to purchase TrustWellTM responsibly sourced gas
  • 1st utility in New Jersey to join ONE Future, a coalition to drive reductions in methane emissions up and down the supply chain
  • 100% of the natural gas used by New Jersey Natural Gas’ (NJNG) own facilities and compressed natural gas fleet vehicles is offset with renewable energy
  • Membership in EPA Methane Challenge to voluntarily report and reduce system emissions through best practices

NJNG has built the most environmentally sound natural gas systems among New Jersey utilities, as measured by leaks per mile.

Our commitment is to go even further.

    • $1.6 billion invested in our natural gas delivery system infrastructure in the last decade
    • Most environmentally sound natural gas delivery system in New Jersey, as measured by leaks per mile
    • 1st natural gas utility in New Jersey to fully replace cast iron pipes, reducing methane emissions

    • By the end of 2021, expected to be 1st to replace the bare steel in its system

    • 1st utility in the nation to purchase TrustWellTM responsibly sourced gas
    • 1st utility in New Jersey to join ONE Future, a coalition to drive reductions in methane emissions up and down the supply chain
    • 100% of the natural gas used by New Jersey Natural Gas’ (NJNG) own facilities and compressed natural gas fleet vehicles is offset with renewable energy
    • Membership in EPA Methane Challenge to voluntarily report and reduce system emissions through best practices

Energy Efficiency

 

NJR believes encouraging conservation, energy efficiency and reducing our environmental impact is the right thing to do now and for the long term. It also happens to be the most cost-effective way to lower emissions.

NJNG, NJR’s principal subsidiary, has one of the most experienced and successful energy-efficiency programs in the state, helping reduce our average customers’ gas consumption an incredible 12% since 2006.

Energy Efficiency

NJR believes encouraging conservation, energy efficiency and reducing our environmental impact is the right thing to do now and for the long term. It also happens to be the most cost-effective way to lower emissions.

NJNG, NJR’s principal subsidiary, has one of the most experienced and successful energy-efficiency programs in the state, helping reduce our average customers’ gas consumption an incredible 12% since 2006.

We are committed to continuing to build on the success of our Savegreen Project programs and drive more progress into the future.

Over $169 million invested in energy efficiency programs.

More than $20 million invested in fiscal 2019 alone.

Generating more than $417 million in green economic activity.

One of ten of its natural gas customers participating in energy efficiency programs.

Delivered nearly one million energy-saving tips to customers in fiscal 2019 to help drive energy efficiency even further.

Over $169 million invested in energy efficiency programs.

More than $20 million invested in fiscal 2019 alone.

Generating more than $417 million in green economic activity.

One of ten of its natural gas customers participating in energy efficiency programs.

Delivered nearly one million energy-saving tips to customers in fiscal 2019 to help drive energy efficiency even further.

Community and Social Good

 

The spirit of giving back is a fundamental part of who we are and the culture we strive to uphold among all of our employees. From providing affordable housing opportunities to first-time homeowners through our Home Ownership Program to in-kind support to community organizations and our own 30-year-old mentoring program, together with our employees, we offer hope and create positive change in the communities where we live and work.

Learn more about how we are serving our communities, reaching those in need and delivering for all of our stakeholders here.

Community and Social Good

 

The spirit of giving back is a fundamental part of who we are and the culture we strive to uphold among all of our employees. From providing affordable housing opportunities to first-time homeowners through our Home Ownership Program to in-kind support to community organizations and our own 30-year-old mentoring program, together with our employees, we offer hope and create positive change in the communities where we live and work.

Learn more about how we are serving our communities, reaching those in need and delivering for all of our stakeholders here.

Resources 

NJR is leading the way. Review the documents and reports in this section to learn how.

2019 Corporate Sustainability Report
Corporate Human Rights Policy
        
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