PG&E Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2021

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Global Reporting Initiative

PG&E is committed to continuous improvement when it comes to how we report our impacts and sustainable business strategies, and we use the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) as an important guide and reference point. The table below shows how this report aligns with GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, and was developed in accordance with a core adherence level. While we are working to meet the GRI reporting protocols, we currently only partially meet the recommended standard for several indicators below.

General Standard Disclosures

GRI Disclosure Description PG&E Response
GRI 102: General Disclosures
Organizational Profile
102-1 Name of the Organization PG&E Overview
102-2 Activities, Brands, Products, and Services PG&E Overview
102-3 Location of Headquarters PG&E Overview
102-4 Location of Operations PG&E Overview
102-5 Ownership and Legal Form PG&E Overview
102-6 Markets Served PG&E Overview
102-7 Scale of the Organization PG&E Overview
PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company 2020 Joint Annual Report to Shareholders (PDF)
102-8 Information on Employees and Other Workers Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
102-9 Supply Chain Supply Chain Sustainability
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Plan of Reorganization Commitments
102-11 Precautionary Principle or Approach Risk Management
Ethics and Compliance
102-12 External Initiatives PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
Engaging Customers
102-13 Membership of Associations Public Policy Engagement
Climate Change
Strategy
102-14 Statement from Senior Decision-maker Message from Our CEO
102-15 Key Impacts, Risks, and Opportunities PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
Risk Management
Key Sustainability Indicators
Ethics and Integrity
102-16 Values, Principles, Standards, And Norms of Behavior PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
Risk Management
Corporate Governance
Ethics and Compliance
102-17 Mechanism for Advice and Concerns about Ethics Ethics and Compliance
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Governance
102-18 Governance Structure Corporate Governance
102-19 Delegating Authority Corporate Governance
102-20 Executive-Level Responsibility for Economic, Environmental, and Social Topics Corporate Governance
102-21 Consulting Stakeholders on Economic, Environmental, and Social Topics PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
Engaging Customers
102-22 Composition of the Highest Governance Body and its Committees 2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 23
102-23 Chair of the Highest Governance Body 2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 23
102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body 2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 16
102-25 Conflicts of Interest 2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 16
102-26 Role of the Highest Governance Body in Setting Purpose, Values, and Strategy 2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 22
102-27 Collective Knowledge of Highest Governance Body 2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 8–15
102-28 Evaluating the Highest Governance Body’s Performance PG&E Corporate Governance Guidelines (PDF)
102-29 Identifying and Managing Economic, Environmental, and Social Impacts PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line (Materiality Assessment)
102-30 Effectiveness of Risk Management Process Risk Management
102-31 Review of Economic, Environmental, and Social Topics PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
Corporate Governance
102-32 Highest Governance Body’s Role in Sustainability Reporting This report has been approved by PG&E Corporation’s CEO, as well as the company’s officers.
102-33 Communicating Critical Concerns Ethics and Compliance
102-34 Nature and Total Number of Critical Concerns Ethics and Compliance
102-35 Remuneration Policies 2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF)
102-36 Process for Determining Remuneration 2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF)
102-37 Stakeholders Involvement in Remuneration 2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF)
102-38 Annual Total Compensation Ratio 2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF)
102-39 Percentage Increase in Annual Total Compensation Ratio 2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF)
2020 PG&E Corporation Form 10-K/A
Stakeholder Engagement
102-40 List of Stakeholder Groups PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
Engaging Customers
Climate Change
102-41 Collective Bargaining Agreements Engaging our Teams
102-42 Identifying and Selecting Stakeholders PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
Engaging Customers
102-43 Approach to Stakeholder Engagement PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
Engaging Customers
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
102-44 Key Topics and Concerns Raised Engaging Customers
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Reporting Practice
102-45 Entities Included in the Consolidated Financial Statements PG&E Overview
102-46 Defining Report Content and Topic Boundaries PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
102-47 List of Material Topics PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
102-48 Boundaries of material aspects No significant re-statements of information
102-49 Changes in Reporting No significant changes in scope, boundary or measurement methods
102-50 Reporting Period Home Page; 2020 – 2021
102-51 Date of Most Recent Report July 2020
102-52 Reporting Cycle Annual
102-53 Contact Point for Questions Regarding the Report Feedback
102-54 Claims of Reporting in Accordance with the GRI Standards This report contains Standard Disclosures from the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
102-55 GRI Content Index GRI Index
102-56 External Assurance PG&E has not sought external assurance of its Corporate Sustainability Report. However, some data (such as greenhouse gas emissions) are third-party verified; where this is the case, it is noted in the report.
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Throughout the report, when we refer to “PG&E” we are discussing all of PG&E Corporation and its subsidiaries, including Pacific Gas and Electric Company. For specific issues, data and discussion about other entities—such as suppliers or customers—may be disclosed.
Economic
GRI 201: Economic Performance
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company 2020 Joint Annual Report to Shareholders (PDF), p. 59
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company 2020 Joint Annual Report to Shareholders (PDF), p.59
201-1 Direct economic value generated and distributed PG&E Overview
201-2 Financial implications and other risks and opportunities due to climate change Climate Change
201-3 Defined benefit plan obligations and other retirement plans PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company 2020 Joint Annual Report to Shareholders (PDF), p. 166
GRI 203: Indirect Economic Impacts
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Energy Affordability
PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company 2020 Joint Annual Report to Shareholders (PDF), p. 59
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Energy Affordability
Corporate Governance
2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 23
203-1 Infrastructure investments and services supported PG&E Overview
Community Investments
PG&E Corporation First Quarter Earnings, April 2021 (PDF)
203-2 Significant indirect economic impacts Community Investments
Nuclear Operations
GRI 205: Anti-corruption
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Ethics and Compliance
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Ethics and Compliance
205-2 Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures Ethics and Compliance
205-3 Confirmed incidents of corruption and actions taken Ethics and Compliance
Environment
GRI 302: Energy
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Compliance
Renewable Energy and Storage
Engaging Customers
Climate Change
Buildings and Facilities
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Compliance
Renewable Energy and Storage
Engaging Customers
Climate Change
Buildings and Facilities
302-1 Energy consumption within the organization PG&E Overview
Renewable Energy and Storage
Buildings and Facilities
302-2 Energy consumption outside of the organization PG&E Overview
Renewable Energy and Storage
Engaging Customers
302-3 Energy intensity Buildings and Facilities
302-4 Reduction of energy consumption Customer Energy Efficiency
Buildings and Facilities
302-5 Reductions in energy requirements of products and services Engaging Customers
Customer Energy Efficiency
Demand Response
Distributed Generation and Storage
Energy Affordability
Renewable Energy and Storage
Hydroelectric Operations
Conventional Sources
Nuclear Operations
GRI 303: Water and Effluents
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Water
Hydroelectric Operations
PG&E Corporation 2021 Response to CDP Water Questionnaire
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Water
PG&E Corporation 2021 Response to CDP Water Questionnaire
303-1 Interactions with water as a shared resource Water
Hydroelectric Operations
Natural Resource Stewardship
PG&E Corporation 2021 Response to CDP Water Questionnaire
303-3 Water withdrawal Water
303-4 Water discharge Water
303-5 Water consumption Water
GRI 304: Biodiversity
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Natural Resource Stewardship
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Compliance
Natural Resource Stewardship
304-2 Significant impacts of activities, products, and services on biodiversity Natural Resource Stewardship
304-3 Habitats protected or restored Natural Resource Stewardship
GRI 305: Emissions
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Compliance
Climate Change
Buildings and Facilities
PG&E Corporation 2021 Response to CDP Climate Change Questionnaire
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Compliance
Climate Change
Buildings and Facilities
PG&E Corporation 2021 Response to CDP Climate Change Questionnaire
305-1 Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Climate Change
PG&E Corporation 2021 Response to CDP Climate Change Questionnaire
305-2 Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Climate Change
PG&E Corporation 2021 Response to CDP Climate Change Questionnaire
305-3 Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Climate Change
PG&E Corporation 2021 Response to CDP Climate Change Questionnaire
305-4 GHG emissions intensity Climate Change
PG&E Corporation 2021 Response to CDP Climate Change Questionnaire
305-5 Reduction of GHG emissions Climate Change
PG&E Corporation 2021 Response to CDP Climate Change Questionnaire
305-7 Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions Buildings and Facilities
GRI 306: Waste
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Compliance
Buildings and Facilities
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Compliance
Buildings and Facilities
306-1 Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts Buildings and Facilities
306-2 Management of significant waste-related impacts Buildings and Facilities
306-3 Waste generated Buildings and Facilities
306-4 Waste diverted from disposal Buildings and Facilities
306-5 Waste directed to disposal Buildings and Facilities
GRI 307: Environmental Compliance
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Compliance
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Compliance
307-1 Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Compliance
GRI 308: Supplier Environmental Assessment
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Supply Chain Sustainability
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Supply Chain Sustainability
308-1 New suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria Supply Chain Sustainability
Social
GRI 401: Employment
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Engaging Our Teams
Career Pathways
Workforce Safety
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Engaging Our Teams
Career Pathways
Workforce Safety
2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 25-26
401-1 New employee hires and employee turnover Career Pathways
Health and Wellness
Our Benefits
401-2 Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees Health and Wellness
Our Benefits
GRI 402: Labor/Management Relations
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Engaging our Teams
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Engaging our Teams
GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Safety Culture
Workforce Safety
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Safety Culture
Workforce Safety
2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 24-26
PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company 2020 Joint Annual Report to Shareholders (PDF), p. 24
403-9 Work-related injuries Workforce Safety
403-10 Work-related ill health Workforce Safety
GRI 404: Training and Education
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Career Pathways
Workforce Safety
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Career Pathways
Workforce Safety
2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 25–26
404-2 Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Career Pathways
People
GRI 405: Diversity and Equal Opportunity
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 25-26
PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company 2020 Joint Annual Report to Shareholders (PDF), p. 24
405-1 Diversity of governance bodies and employees Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 20–29
GRI 413: Local Communities
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
Engaging Customers
Community Investments
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach PG&E’s Triple Bottom Line
Engaging Customers
Community Investments
GRI 415: Public Policy
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Public Policy Engagement
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Public Policy Engagement
2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 26
415-1 Political contributions Public Policy Engagement
GRI 416: Customer Health and Safety
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Public Safety
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Public Safety
2020 PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company Joint Proxy Statement (PDF), p. 25–26
GRI 418: Customer Privacy
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components PG&E Privacy Policy
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach PG&E Privacy Policy
GRI 419: Socioeconomic Compliance
103-1 Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Materiality Assessment
103-2 The management approach and its components Ethics and Compliance
Workforce Safety
103-3 Evaluation of the management approach Ethics and Compliance
Workforce Safety
419-1 Non-compliance with laws and regulations in the social and economic area PG&E Overview
Workforce Safety
Electric Utilities Sector Disclosures
G4-EU1 Installed capacity (MW) PG&E Overview
G4-EU2 Net energy output (GWh) PG&E Overview
G4-EU3 Number of residential, industrial, institutional, and commercial customer accounts PG&E Overview
G4-EU4 Length of transmission and distribution lines PG&E Overview
G4-EU5 Allocation of CO2-e emissions allowances PG&E Corporation 2021 Response to CDP Climate Change Questionnaire
Availability and Reliability
G4-DMA Disclosure of Management Approach Electric Operations
Renewable Energy and Storage
G4-EU10 Planned capacity against projected electricity demand over the long term Renewable Energy and Storage
Demand-Side Management
G4-DMA Disclosure of Management Approach Customer Energy Efficiency
Demand Response
Distributed Generation and Storage
Clean Transportation
Research and Development
G4-DMA Disclosure of Management Approach Electric Operations
Gas Operations
Plant Decommissioning
G4-DMA Disclosure of Management Approach Nuclear Operations
Disaster/Emergency Planning and Response
G4-DMA Disclosure of Management Approach Public Safety
Provision of Information
G4-DMA Disclosure of Management Approach Public Safety
Engaging Customers
Employment
G4-DMA Percentage of employees eligible to retire in the next five years Career Pathways
Access
G4-DMA Disclosure of Management Approach Energy Affordability
G4-EU28 Power outage frequency Electric Operations
G4-EU29 Average power outage duration Electric Operations
G4-EU30 Average plant availability factor by energy source Conventional Sources
Nuclear Operations