Our ESG Sustainability Report

Our Sustainability Report provides transparency into the social, environmental and economic impacts of NorthWestern Energy.

Message from our President and CEO

CEO Brian Bird in our Helena office

Message from our President and CEO

Over the past 100 years, NorthWestern Energy has maintained our commitment to provide customers with reliable and affordable electric and natural gas service while also being good stewards of the environment.

We have long been committed to excellent corporate governance, deep community engagement and robust environmental programs.

We have an obligation to ensure sustainable long-term strategies and practices to meet today’s needs while preparing to meet tomorrow’s. In turn, we recognize sustainability is built upon operational excellence, financial soundness, constructive policy and, perhaps above all, cultural integrity.

Our business practices reflect a respect for, and a commitment to, ESG policies and practices.

- Brian Bird, President and Chief Executive Officer

Environmental Stewardship

Two hikers take in the view of Mystic Lake.
At NorthWestern, we understand that almost everything we do to produce and deliver energy to our customers impacts the environment. We know that having the privilege to be an energy provider comes with both a profound obligation and wonderful opportunity to be good stewards of the environment. Our Environmental Policy guides us to provide cost-effective, reliable and stably priced energy while being good stewards of the natural resources, complying with all applicable regulations and demonstrating environmental leadership.

Bright Magazine

We work to balance the need to provide reliable energy at a low cost while also protecting the environment. The Environment issue of Bright highlights our many environmental stewardship projects.


We take very seriously the responsibility to serve our customers with reliable, safe and cost-effective energy. We’re also committed to giving back to the communities we serve and playing an active role as a corporate citizen of our communities. We are an employer of choice and believe that our employees are our most valuable asset.

Bright Magazine

The Community issue of Bright magazine showcases all the ways we're committed to being an active member of the communities and states we serve.


The NorthWestern Energy General Office in uptown Butte
We are committed to conducting business with integrity, while ensuring transparency and accountability, and meeting our responsibilities to all our stakeholders.
We adhere to a strict code of ethics regarding corporate governance. Our Code of Conduct and Ethics applies to all employees, board members, vendors and contractors, with an additional Code of Ethics for the Chief Executive Officer and Senior Financial Officers concerning financial reporting and other related matters.