PG&E was ranked fourth among U.S. utilities for corporate responsibility by Corporate Responsibility Magazine in its “Industry Sector Best Corporate Citizens” list. In addition, the national publication ranked PG&E 38th among all U.S. companies in its “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list.
In selecting the top companies in corporate responsibility and sustainability, the magazine ranked companies based upon their transparency and performance in seven areas: climate change, employee relations, environment, financial, governance, human rights and philanthropy.
“We are honored by this recognition, and we are proud to share it with PG&E’s 20,000 employees who are committed to living our sustainability values,” said Ezra Garrett, the company’s vice president of community relations and its chief sustainability officer.
Garrett added, ““For more than 10 years, I’ve been fortunate to actively participate in PG&E’s sustainability journey. Over the past decade, we have broadened our focus beyond the environment to include priorities such as strengthening the safety of our system and bolstering the economic vitality of the communities where our customers and employees live and work.”
PG&E “represents an aspirational model that their peers can work toward within their own organizations,” said Dirk Olin, editor-in-chief of Corporate Responsibility Magazine. “Our annual ‘100 Best’ list honors transparency across all industry sectors, and this delineation gives our readers a deeper understanding of which companies have gone above and beyond in their consistent commitment to gold standard environmental, economic, and social values and practices.”
The full Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens by Industry list and methodology can be found on the CR Magazine website.
PG&E’s 2011 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report is available at www.pgecorp.com/sustainability. The report includes videos, stories and other content that details PG&E’s commitment to sustainability. The report covers PG&E’s progress in areas such as public and employee safety, gas and electric operations, environmental performance, diversity and inclusion, customer energy programs, financial results, and community vitality.