PG&E Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2020

Plan of Reorganization Commitments


Key Sustainability Indicators

Percentage of power from eligible renewable resources
Metric tons of carbon dioxide avoided in our operations
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.


  • Continued our operational partnership agreements with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to expedite and streamline critical wildfire safety and infrastructure work while protecting species and public lands.
  • Continued to make significant progress in securing Habitat Conservation Plans, which enable PG&E to most efficiently conduct operations and maintenance activities while protecting listed endangered species.
  • Remained on track to meet the Million Ton Challenge, a voluntary Pacific Gas and Electric Company goal to avoid one million tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our operations over five years.
  • Permanently protected 7,241 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 166 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 third 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 aggregated energy use intensity by 8 percent.