Corporate Political Activity Policy
FirstEnergy operates in an environment where legislative and regulatory policy heavily influences how we serve customers and operate our facilities. We have a responsibility to our customers, employees, and shareholders to participate in this process. FirstEnergy has implemented this policy and associated practice to ensure we are serving our customers, employees, and shareholders consistent with our values.
FirstEnergy participates in the political and public policy processes in a manner that emphasizes transparency and integrity, supports the diverse communities in which we operate, reflects our Company’s core values, and fulfills our responsibilities to shareholders and other stakeholders. FirstEnergy is committed to compliance with our Code of Conduct and with the letter and spirit of all applicable laws and regulations
FirstEnergy’s Political & Public Engagement Policy has been adopted to promote principled engagement by the Company and its directors, officers, employees, and those acting on the Company’s behalf.
Industry Groups, Trade Associations and Related Organizations
FirstEnergy participates in trade associations and other industry groups, which allow the Company to work collaboratively with industry peers to address key public policy issues. FirstEnergy pays dues to these groups and regularly reviews the Company’s memberships to assess their alignment with the Company’s values and priorities. The Company typically does not make additional, non-dues contributions to support trade and industry groups’ political activities.
- View Corporate Contributions
- View 2020 Lobbying Portion of Trade Association Dues
- View 2019 Lobbying Portion of Trade Association Dues
- View 2018 Lobbying Portion of Trade Association Dues
- View 2017 Lobbying Portion of Trade Association Dues
FirstEnergy and our federal lobbyists are required to file reports with the U.S. Congress and state agencies on a regular basis disclosing information about their lobbying activities. The reports are available for review on the websites of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, as noted below.
- FirstEnergy maintains and files Lobbying Disclosure Act Registration and Reports (Form LD-2) with the U.S. Congress. These reports detail the particular bills and issues on which individual lobbyists engaged, as well as the total lobbying expenses incurred. These reports may be found at: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/Public_Disclosure/LDA_reports.htm
- FirstEnergy and its registered federal lobbyists must also file semi-annual reports detailing, among other things, disbursements and personal and/or direct contributions to federal candidates. These forms (LD-203) may be found at: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/Public_Disclosure/LDA_reports.htm
FirstEnergy and/or its registered state lobbyists file periodic disclosure reports as required by the respective states across FirstEnergy’s geographic territory.
- View 2020 Federal Lobbying Reports
- View 2019 Federal Lobbying Reports
- View 2018 Federal Lobbying Reports
- View 2017 Federal Lobbying Reports
In many cases, State reports, if required, are also made available for review on the applicable state agency website.
Political Action Committee
Eligible FirstEnergy employees, as defined by the Federal Election Commission, may pool their personal financial resources to support federal, state, and local political candidates and organizations through the company’s non-partisan federal Political Action Committee, FEPAC. All FEPAC contributions are strictly voluntary and may not be coerced or reimbursed in any way.
FEPAC contributions are publicly disclosed as required on the website of the Federal Election Commission at http://www.fec.gov/.