Recognition for Corporate Sustainability

PG&E is honored to have earned local, national and international recognition for our commitment to corporate sustainability in 2014, including leadership related to the environment, community involvement, diversity and operations.

Local Recognition

  • American Civil Engineering Society (Sacramento Section)—Environmental Engineering Project of the Year
  • Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District—Conservationist of the Year Award
  • Cupertino Chamber of Commerce—Service Teamwork Achievement Recognition Award
  • San Mateo Police Activities League—Corporate Citizen of the Year

Corporate Sustainability and Community Engagement

  • American Red Cross Bay Area—Philanthropic CEO of the Year Award (awarded to PG&E Corporation Chairman, CEO and President Tony Earley)
  • Civic 50—America’s Most Community-Minded Companies
  • Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy—Excellence Award
  • Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index
  • Edison Electric Institute—Distinguished Leadership Award (awarded to PG&E Corporation Chairman, CEO and President Tony Earley)
  • San Francisco Business Times—Top Bay Area Corporate Philanthropists
  • Solar Electric Power Association—Utility Solar Rankings
  • TrucostDecoupling Leader, Natural Capital Leaders Index


  • Women’s Business Enterprise National Council—Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises
  • DiversityInc—Top Utility
  •—Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities
  • HispanicBusiness Inc.—Leaders in Supplier Diversity
  • LATINA Style Magazine—LATINA Style 50
  • U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce—Million Dollar Club
  • Human Rights Campaign—100 percent rating on Corporate Equality Index
  • G.I. Jobs Magazine—Top 100 Military-Friendly Employer

Innovation and Operations

  • InformationWeek—Elite 100
  • International Lineman’s Rodeo—Top Team
  • SAP SE—Top Innovation Award for Asset Management
  • Combined Cycle Journal—Best Practices Award for Chemistry

Employee Champions

In 2014, 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 organization of his or her choice. Additionally, in 2015 we launched the Margaret Mooney Award for Innovation, which will acknowledge individuals or teams who apply creative solutions that help PG&E deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to customers.

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 the:

  • Gas Transmission and Distribution Operations team for creating the “Super Crew” concept to help find and fix gas leaks faster, reducing required leak management task timelines.
  • Environmental Remediation Contractor Safety and Compliance Program team for proactively working to improve safety for PG&E’s contractors.
  • Diablo Canyon Power Plant team for putting safety first every day, which adds up to more than 17 million work hours over four years without a lost-time accident.

Richard A. Clarke Environmental Leadership Award

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

  • American River Parkway Pollinator Partnership Project team, which worked with public and private constituents in Sacramento to help create a safe habitat for essential pollinators like bees, butterflies and bats beneath PG&E’s electric transmission lines.
  • Hunters Point Power Plant Project team, which developed innovative cleanup strategies for the dismantling of PG&E’s former Hunters Point Power Plant that reduced the plant’s carbon footprint and implemented best practices for sustainability and stakeholder engagement.
  • Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan Strength Testing team, which worked to mitigate drought conditions in California while conducting hydrostatic safety tests on PG&E’s pipelines.

President’s Diversity Champion Award

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

  • Emily Behr, the longest-tenured board member for the Women’s Network Employee Resource Group and a mentor to employees applying for PG&E’s MBA Fellows program, of which she is an alumna.
  • Susan Randall-Nelson, a 33-year PG&E employee who works extensively with the Northern California chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, helps lead the Legacy Employee Resource Group and is a member of numerous other Employee Resource Groups.
  • Elizabeth Liedel, who spearheads the PrideNetwork Employee Resource Group’s “I’m an Ally” engagement strategy, working to educate and engage allies for PG&E’s LGBT community and promote visibility of allies to create a more inclusive workspace.

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

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

  • James “J.T.” Haas, who has volunteered since 1984 with the nonprofit Transitions—Mental Health Association, a group in San Luis Obispo that provides work, housing and life skills support to teens and adults struggling with mental illness, as well as resources for their families.
  • Joel Hart, who volunteers with the East Bay-based Junior Center of Art & Science, which provides art and science classes, offers workshops and exhibits, and supports K-12 art and science curriculum in more than 300 classrooms.
  • Gelberg Rodriguez, who leads the Richmond United Soccer Club, with more than 400 soccer players in the Richmond area.







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