PG&E’s role in the energy economy, and the scale at which we work, means that we have a unique ability to do big things in the fight against climate change, as well as help to ensure that the benefits that flow from clean energy technologies are accessible and affordable to all.
PG&E’s commitment to sustainability begins with our customers. They have told us — and we agree — that our responsibilities as an energy provider go beyond fulfilling our core mission of providing safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy. They also look to us to be a force for innovation and progress, economic development and growth, community investment and vitality, and environmental quality.
Doing so requires the willingness to take on some of the most pressing problems we face as a society — including climate change. We know that finding the right solutions will require collaboration and partnership. And implementing those solutions will require bold action at the local, state, national and international levels.
PG&E’s role in the energy economy, and the scale at which we work, means that we have a unique ability to do just that. We can help in the push for cleaner transportation. We can help communities build resilience against climate change effects. And we can help to ensure that the benefits that flow from clean energy technologies are accessible and affordable to all. Indeed, if climate change is truly the defining challenge of our time, then we have a duty to respond both individually and collectively and bring every tool to bear while leaving no one behind.
Recent examples of PG&E’s commitment include:
Delivering some of the nation’s cleanest energy, with nearly 70 percent of our electricity coming from greenhouse-gas-free resources;
Using state-of-the-art detection technology to find and eliminate methane leaks in our natural gas distribution system;
Launching a project to hire 1,000 military veterans over the next eight years — the largest such commitment by any gas and electric company in the country;
Pledging $1 million in grant funds to support local climate resilience initiatives, with a focus on disadvantaged communities;
Setting a new record for employee and retiree giving in our annual Campaign for the Community, raising $8.4 million for schools and nonprofits, along with 97,000 volunteer hours; and
Achieving industry-leading supplier diversity results, helping thousands of local businesses to grow and hire.
In the years to come, we intend to build on those accomplishments. PG&E’s annual sustainability report is one way we hold ourselves accountable. We welcome your thoughts on our performance.