Championing Sustainability

Recognition for Corporate Sustainability

PG&E is honored to have earned local, national and international recognition for our commitment to corporate sustainability in 2013, including leadership related to the environment, community involvement, diversity and operations.

Local Awards and Recognition

  • American Red Cross Central Valley Chapter—Spirit of the American Red Cross Award
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Valley Chapter—Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
  • California Black Chamber of Commerce—Diversity and Procurement Outreach Award
  • East Bay Clean Cities Coalition—Clean Air Champion Award
  • Fresno Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council
  • San Francisco Business Times—Top Corporate Philanthropists in the Greater Bay Area
  • San Francisco and Marin Food Banks—Community Partner Award

Corporate Sustainability and Community Engagement

  • Civic 50—America’s Most Community-Minded Companies
  • Corporate Responsibility Magazine—100 Best Corporate Citizens
  • Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index
  • Edison Electric Institute—Emergency Assistance Award
  • Greentech Media & GTM Research—North American Networked Utility Award
  • Target Rock Advisors—Sustainability Utility Leaders Index
  • Utility Analytics Institute—2013 Analytics Innovation Award

Environmental Leadership

  • American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy—Exemplary Energy Efficiency Program
  • FleetOwner Magazine—Vocational Fleet of the Year Award
  • National Arbor Day Foundation—Tree Line USA Award
  • Solar Electric Power Association—2012 Utility Solar Rankings
  • U.S. EPA—2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award


  • Black EOE Journal—“Best of the Best” List
  • CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine—Top 50 Employers for Persons with Disabilities
  • DiversityInc—Top Regional Utility
  •—Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities
  • HispanicBusiness Inc.—Leaders in Supplier Diversity
  • Human Rights Campaign—100 percent rating on Corporate Equality Index
  • G.I. Jobs Magazine—Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer
  • National Veteran-Owned Business Association—10 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses
  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council—2012 America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises

Employee Champions

In 2013, 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 and each finalist received a $5,000 charitable contribution to direct to the nonprofit of his or her choice.

Richard A. Clarke Environmental Leadership Award

This award honors PG&E individuals and teams who demonstrate stewardship of the environment and was awarded to:

  • Anita Maxey, a customer relationship manager in Bakersfield, who partnered with community organizations to set up educational recycling presentations for PG&E employees in Bakersfield.
  • Crane Valley Dam Restoration team for planting 29,000 trees and plants, creating a stream and putting in place irrigation to protect new growth—essentially building a forest from the ground up near Bass Lake.
  • Carrizzo to Midway Project team for developing a new soft-release trapping method to protect the endangered giant kangaroo rat during a major project to add new capacity for solar projects.

President’s Diversity Champion Award

This award distinguishes PG&E employees who are committed to diversity and inclusion and was given to:

  • Pam Miller-Lewis, a director of Customer Energy Solutions Operations and president of the Black Employees Association ERG, for her leadership in supporting our diverse culture at PG&E.
  • Shafaq Sheikh, manager of Distributed Generation Programs, for her efforts to foster and advance PG&E’s culture of inclusion.
  • Kristin Inman, communications representative in Nuclear Communications and President of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant Chapter of the Women’s Network ERG, for her leadership in creating a cross-functional group to advance and retain women.

Frederick W. Mielke, Jr. Award for Outstanding Community Service

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

  • Mary Myers, a maintenance coordinator at Diablo Canyon, who led employees to raise money for RISE, an organization that provides shelter for victims of abuse.
  • C.J. Jorissen, an operating clerk in San Rafael, who noticed a high rate of gang-related activity and crime in her community and created the Roseland Youth Center, where she now serves as vice president.
  • Jeremy Welland, senior manager of Utility Performance Improvement, who serves on the Board of Managers and as Chair of Financial Development for the Embarcadero YMCA.

Shermer L. Sibley Safety and Health Award

This award recognizes PG&E organizations for their outstanding contributions toward public and workplace safety and was awarded to these teams:

  • Gas Dispatch and Scheduling team in Concord and Fresno for creating a process that shortened the time needed to dispatch gas service representatives responding to gas odor reports or emergencies.
  • Vegetation Management team for an outreach campaign that provides power line safety education to contractors who don’t work for PG&E, but directly with homeowners.
  • Electric Maintenance and Construction for Electric Operations team on the Central Coast for identifying new ergonomic tools that can be used in the workplace.
  • Gas Emergency Preparedness team for building strong partnerships with local fire and police jurisdictions that train with the organization.

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