Environment

Environmental excellence is an integral part of our business. PG&E has been working for decades to use resources efficiently, advance clean technologies and protect vital species and habitats. Our approach is grounded in a commitment to fully comply with all environmental requirements, but it also stretches further—to planning for California’s clean energy future, greening our vehicles and operations, and helping customers reduce their local impacts.

Highlights

  • Collaborated to address the impacts of California’s drought, including conserving water in our facilities and helping customers save about 1.9 billion gallons through energy efficiency.
  • Extended our leadership on fleet electrification, unveiling the utility industry’s first plug-in electric hybrid Class 5 work truck.
  • Continued steps to ensure the successful implementation of California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), which requires the gradual reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in California to 1990 levels by 2020.
  • Earned our first LEED™ Platinum rating, one of 14 LEED certifications for our facilities.
  • Updated our Supplier Code of Conduct to set new expectations in the areas of environmental compliance, labor and human rights, and business ethics.
  • Made our first land transfer as part of the Land Conservation Commitment, which ultimately will permanently protect 140,000 acres of PG&E-owned watershed lands.
  • Further integrated climate change adaptation planning into our risk management processes.
  • Earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the sixth consecutive year.

Key Sustainability Indicators

77%
Waste diversion rate at office facilities and service yards
22.5%
Percentage of power from eligible renewable resources delivered to customers in 2013
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