PG&E Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2018

PG&E Chapter 11 Update

Environment

Key Sustainability Indicators

38.9%
Percentage of power from eligible renewable resources
384,820
Metric tons of carbon dioxide avoided in our operations
Full list of indicators

PG&E’s long-standing environmental commitment is rooted in a commitment to fully meet all environmental requirements. We are also working to serve as responsible stewards of the areas where we operate, support California’ climate and clean energy goals, and advance our own efforts to build greater climate resilience into our operations.

Highlights

  • Strengthened our Environmental Management System with the assistance of a third-party.
  • Launched the Million Ton Challenge, a voluntary Pacific Gas and Electric Company goal to avoid one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions from our operations over five years.
  • Permanently protected nearly 14,000 acres of land as part of the Land Conservation Commitment, which ultimately will protect 140,000 acres of PG&E-owned watershed lands.
  • Helped our customers save about 238 million gallons of water through energy-efficiency measures that deliver water savings.
  • Further integrated climate change adaptation planning into our risk management processes.
  • Awarded the second series of grants for the Better Together Resilient Communities grant program, a shareholder-funded initiative to support local climate resilience planning efforts.
  • Offered technical assistance workshops for suppliers focused on sustainability, including best practices for measuring greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Implemented sustainable practices at our facilities, reducing energy use intensity by 6 percent and water usage by 2 percent.