PG&E Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2018

Northern California Wildfires


Key Sustainability Indicators

Percentage of power from eligible renewable resources
2,151 poles
Number of poles retrofitted to be bird-safe
Full list of indicators

PG&E’s environmental commitment begins with our aim to fully meet all environmental requirements, but it extends much further. We continue to support and help advance the state’s climate and clean energy goals. We also remain committed to supporting climate resilience efforts at the state and local levels to better prepare for, withstand and recover from extreme events and other risks related to climate change.


  • Supported the successful extension of California’s cap-and-trade program through 2030, along with companion legislation focused on local air quality.
  • Received regulatory approval for the Bay Area Operations and Maintenance Habitat Conservation Plan, a 30-year permit that will protect 18 wildlife species and 13 plant species in the nine Bay Area counties.
  • Awarded the first series of grants for the Better Together Resilient Communities Grant Program, a shareholder-funded initiative that will invest $2 million over five years to support local climate resilience planning efforts.
  • Protected more than 8,300 acres of land as part of the Land Conservation Commitment, which ultimately will protect 140,000 acres of PG&E-owned watershed lands.
  • Joined the We Are Still In coalition, an alliance representing the broadest cross-section of the U.S. economy ever assembled in pursuit of climate action.
  • Provided $2 million in funding to local Fire Safe Councils to protect communities from wildfires in high fire-risk counties.
  • Announced the California Resilience Challenge, a statewide effort, led by businesses and a diverse range of partners, to build local climate resilience and support a shared vision for a resilient California in the face of increasing climate threats.
  • Continued to rate our suppliers’ performance relative to our Supplier Environmental Performance Standards.
  • Named the greenest energy company in the nation and ranked as the fourth greenest company overall in the 2017 Newsweek Green Rankings.
  • Piloted employee behavior-driven engagement campaigns at three service yards, successfully meeting our energy reduction and other targets.