WHO benefits from our efforts?

With social responsibility at the forefront our decision-making, Ameren considers the environmental impacts of our business. We firmly believe having a strong social-responsibility framework is critical to our ability to build and maintain trust with stakeholders.

For example, as a steward of the popular Lake of the Ozarks, Ameren Missouri has launched aggressive shoreline management activities, supported development of a local visitors’ center and established programs that reduce flooding, ensure stable water supplies, increase the quantity of local fish and improve dissolved oxygen for aquatic species. We have also made conscious decisions to conserve water in the design and modifications of our facilities, and plan to conserve water further in the future. Ameren also partners with a variety of organizations dedicated to beautifying parks and green spaces by planting native plants, including trees, as well as removing invasive species.

Our efforts and commitment are paying off—to the benefit of many.


    Customers benefit as Ameren takes advantage of technological innovation to transition to cleaner energy in an affordable way, while still maintaining the reliability that people expect. We’re taking a thoughtful, long-term view balancing our customers’ future energy needs and the needs of our environment.


    The communities we serve benefit from Ameren’s shared desire for cleaner air. We’re taking important, innovative and responsible actions to significantly drive down our emissions.

    • We have enhanced the ambient air quality monitoring networks around our Labadie and Rush Island energy centers, and we’re working with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. EPA to ensure good air quality.
    • We continue to reduce emissions and have installed and optimized mercury control technology at our Labadie, Meramec, Rush Island and Sioux energy centers.
    • The enhanced particulate control technology we operate helps to ensure that emissions are significantly below current state and federal air quality limits.


    Kids creating seed balls

    More than 200 central Illinois elementary schoolchildren rolled up their sleeves to help Ameren sustain the wildlife habitat on its transmission rights-of-ways. The students assembled seed balls; when planted, the balls will yield wildflowers, native grasses and other plants that will attract and sustain various wildlife species. The Kids and Critters for Conservation event was held in Wapella, Ill., in conjunction with Pheasants Forever.