Sustainability at PG&E


Recognition for Corporate Sustainability

PG&E is honored to have earned recognition for its commitment to corporate sustainability in 2012, including leadership related to the environment, community involvement and diversity.

  • Black Enterprise Magazine—40 Best Companies for Diversity
  • Carbon Disclosure Project—Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
  • Civic 50
  • Corporate Responsibility Magazine—100 Best Corporate Citizens
  • DiversityInc—Top Regional Utility for Diversity
  • Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index
  • G.I. Jobs Magazine—Top 100 Military Friendly Employer®
  • HispanicBusiness Magazine—Diversity Elite 2012
  • Human Rights Campaign—Score of 100 on Corporate Equality Index
  • Intelligent Utility Magazine—“UtiliQ” Ranking
  • National Arbor Day Foundation—Tree Line USA Award
  • Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council—Corporation of the Year
  • San Francisco Business Times—Top Corporate Philanthropists in the Greater Bay Area
  • Solar Electric Power Association—2011 Utility Solar Rankings
  • Target Rock—Sustainable Utility Leaders Index
  • Women Business Enterprise National Council—America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises Award

Employee Champions

In 2012, PG&E recognized a number of employees with our highest honors for their commitment to environmental leadership, diversity, community involvement and safety.

The winners were honored at a ceremony by PG&E Corporation’s Chairman, CEO and President; Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s President; other PG&E leaders; community partners and more than 500 employees. Each finalist received a $5,000 charitable contribution for the nonprofit of their choice.

Richard A. Clarke Environmental Leadership Award

This award honors PG&E individuals and teams who demonstrate exceptional environmental leadership and was awarded to:

Peter Beesley
Peter Beesley,
a senior environmental specialist, for collaborating on a project to benefit the endangered Lange’s metalmark butterfly.
Anderson Peak California Condor Project Team
Anderson Peak
California Condor Project Team

for completing a $4 million project to reroute a high-voltage power line underground in a remote area near Big Sur, offering better protection to the California condor.
Transportation Services Engineering EWIMS Team
Transportation Services Engineering

for pioneering a work truck where equipment, including the bucket, is operated on a battery, which avoids idling the diesel engine.

President’s Diversity Champion Award

This award recognizes PG&E employees committed to diversity and inclusion and was given to:

John Cuneo
John Cuneo,
a manager in contact center operations, for going above and beyond by mentoring, coaching and providing employees with opportunities to expand their leadership skills.
Maggie Dimitrova
Maggie Dimitrova,
a senior program manager in solar and customer generation, for volunteering and encouraging others to participate in community outreach to help those in need.
Theresa LoPiccolo
Theresa LoPiccolo,
a senior employee development consultant in human resources, for serving as president of PG&E’s NuEnergy Employee Resource Group and partnering with others to create an even bigger impact.

Frederick W. Mielke Jr. Award for Outstanding Community Service

This award is given to PG&E employees who demonstrate outstanding community service and was awarded to:

Enjoli Black
Enjoli Black,
a customer outreach specialist in Bakersfield, for serving on the advisory board for the Friendship House Community Center which provides educational and recreational services to children from low-income families.
Max Snyder
Max Snyder,
a safety program consultant in Redding, and his team of friends and fellow PG&E mechanics—Bill Neiley, Alan Tucker, Stan Lacey, Jim Griffis and Ken Pearson—for their work with Kool April Nites Car Show.
Charles Strong
Charles Strong,
a gas mapping technician at the Salinas Service Center, for volunteering since 1998 with the AYSO Very Important Player Program in Salinas.

Shermer L. Sibley Safety and Health Award

This award recognizes PG&E organizations for making outstanding contributions toward public and workplace safety and was earned by PG&E’s:

Steve Royall
Fossil and Solar Operations and Maintenance Team,
which included 70-plus workers, for being at or near 1,000 days without a motor vehicle incident or a recordable incident.

Pictured: Steve Royall, one of the members of the team.

Tom Gomez
Gas and Electric Metering Services Fremont Team,
for having a strong safety culture that resulted in 990 days without a lost workday case and for featuring a safety action team led by union employees.

Pictured: Tom Gomez, one of the members of the team.

Steve Coleman
Shared Services Sourcing Department,
a 150 member team, for working diligently to achieve and excellence in safety performance.

Pictured: Steve Coleman, one of the members of the department.