Vistra Honored For Commitment to Conservation With Texan by Nature Designation

IRVING, Texas — Dec. 22, 2020 — Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, has recognized Vistra in the Texan by Nature 20 (TxN 20). The annual list ranks companies with Texas operations that have made a demonstrative commitment to conservation.

“From creating exceptional wildlife habitat through reclamation of 85,000+ acres of land, to impacting 11 states with over $3.5 million in donations, Vistra is setting the bar high to do business the right way within their industry and for their 5 million customers,” said Joni Carswell, CEO & President of Texan by Nature. “We are excited to honor Vistra’s innovation and leadership in the Energy Industry category for the 2020 Texan by Nature 20.”

The TxN 20 honorees were selected based upon a stated dedication to conservation, demonstrated commitment to conservation via investment and volunteerism, measurement and reporting of spending and impact on conservation efforts, and employee engagement. Honorees were identified through submissions as well as researched via publicly available information on conservation and sustainability efforts. An esteemed, cross-industry selection committee made the final selection of honorees for the 2020 TxN 20.

“Congratulations to this year’s TxN 20! These companies are leaders in their industries and innovators in conservation. I am thrilled to recognize their efforts, and I encourage other companies to follow their example. Together, we can keep Texas thriving for the next generation,” said former First Lady and Texan by Nature founder, Laura Bush.


  1. American Campus Communities
  2. CEMEX
  3. Cirrus Logic
  4. Citi
  5. City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability
  6. Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  7. Dell Technologies
  8. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  9. Farmer Brothers
  10. Harvest Seasonal Kitchen
  11. H-E-B
  12. Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  13. North Texas Municipal Water District
  14. Overland Partners Architects + Urban Design
  15. Plateau Land & Wildlife Management and Braun & Gresham, PLLC
  16. Sanderson Farms, Inc.
  17. Stantec
  18. Sysco
  19. Target
  20. Texas Health Resources
  21. Vistra