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Awards & Recognition

Report Introduction

Awards & Recognition

Sustainability is the umbrella that covers everything we do as a company. As we continue to serve our customers, promote safety, and help preserve the environment, we receive recognition and many prestigious awards for our projects and operational excellence. Here is a sample of our recent honors:

Safety & Environment

  • Con Edison received the Energy Star Partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for fighting climate change and protecting public health by helping customers use less energy.
  • O&R also received the Energy Star Partner of the Year award for helping its customers save more than 55,000 megawatt hours of energy.
  • Con Edison CEO Tim Cawley placed third and O&R CEO Robert Sanchez placed 23rd on City & State’s Energy Power 100 list. The list identifies public officials, energy executives, environmentalists, activists, academics, and others who are shaping New York’s transition to sustainability.
  • Con Edison won the President’s Award from the Association of Edison Illuminating Companies (AEIC) for developing the Safety Leadership System application. The AEIC, founded in 1885, is the nation’s oldest organization of utility operations experts.
  • For the 20th straight year, O&R has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree Line USA energy company.

Operational Excellence

  • The Smart Electric Power Alliance honored Con Edison for its commitment to carbon reduction and leadership in clean energy.
  • Con Edison was awarded the Smart Energy Innovation Award in Best Practices for our demand response management systems portal.
  • Chartwell Gold Award for Best Practices in Billing and Payments for our bill redesign

Customer Experience

  • Con Edison’s smart meters earned the Best Practices award from the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative, a consumer research group.
  • O&R received three Awards of Distinction at the 27th annual Communicator Awards for its customer-service videos, and a Telly Award for its food insecurity video that appears in this Sustainability Report.
  • The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation honored Con Edison for providing safe and reliable service during the pandemic.
  • ReliabilityOne honored Con Edison for reliable service to customers in the Northeast.
  • Esource Gold Award for Customer Experience for Virtual Assistant “Watt”.
  • Escalent-Cogent Studies named us a Most Trusted Business Partner for our service to commercial customers.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

  • Con Edison ranked in the Top 5 among utilities on Forbes America’s list of Best Employers for Diversity.
  • Latina Style magazine listed Con Edison as one of the Top 50 companies for Latinas to work in the U.S.
  • Con Edison was recognized as a Top Veteran-friendly company by S. Veterans Magazine.


      • Con Edison received a perfect score of 100 for the first time and was named a Trendsetter among S&P 500 companies in the 2021 CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability. Con Edison is one of only 14 companies in the S&P 500 to score 100.


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