PG&ECorporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report 2022

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Index

PG&E is committed to continuous improvement when it comes to our sustainable business goals, strategies, and impacts. The table below reflects PG&E’s first year reporting of our contributions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We have highlighted the goals that are most closely tied to our work. Unless otherwise noted, our response reflects year-end 2021 performance.

U.N. SDG Goal Our Progress
3: Good Health and Wellbeing Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Coworker Health and Safety
  • Improved our coworker safety performance, including a 25% reduction in our DART rate and an 11% drop in our OSHA recordable rate compared to 2020. (Learn more)
  • Conducted about 19,000 virtual home office ergonomic evaluations since March 2020. We also launched a new machine learning predictive model that identifies high-risk coworkers, so we can prevent or reduce serious ergonomic symptoms and injuries. (Learn more)
  • Enhanced our “industrial athlete” program by supporting injury management plans with tailored stretch and flex programs, workshops, and coaching sessions—completing 18,000 trainings. (Learn more)
  • Continued to provide emotional support services to coworkers and their families during the pandemic. (Learn more)
  • Continued to provide free annual health screenings to employees as well as free health coaching and tobacco cessation services, and health education webinars on a broad range of health topics (Learn more)
7: Affordable and Clean Energy Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy
Advancing Clean Energy
  • Delivered clean electricity to customers that was more than 90% greenhouse-gas-emissions free, with about 50% from state-qualified renewable resources. (Learn more)
  • Awarded contracts for more than 3,300 MW of battery energy storage to be deployed through 2024 and connected one of the world’s largest battery energy storage systems to PG&E’s grid. (Learn more)
Enabling Customer Solutions
  • Helped customers avoid the emission of more than 700,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide through our energy efficiency programs, the equivalent of taking over 150,000 cars off the road for a year. (Learn more)
  • Installed nearly 5,000 charging ports for electric vehicles, 39% of which are in disadvantaged communities. (Learn more)
  • Totaled more than 33,000 customers with installed battery storage, representing more than 360 MW of capacity. (Learn more)
  • Interconnected more than 600,000 private solar customers, more than any other U.S. utility. (Learn more)
  • Completed over 4,900 interconnections by the end of 2021 through our Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), including over 2,100 equity resiliency projects funded at $54 million. (Learn more)
Supporting Energy Affordability
  • Provided an array of weatherization, energy efficiency solutions, and appliances at no cost to more than 100,000 income-qualified households through our Energy Savings Assistance Program. (Learn more)
  • Helped more than 200,000 customers enroll in the CARE program, providing income-qualified customers with a monthly discount on their bill—bringing the total to more than 1.5 million enrolled PG&E customers. (Learn more)
  • Assisted ~850,000 low-income and business customers during the pandemic by promoting comprehensive support programs. (Learn more)
  • Completed installations for nearly 50 customers as part of our electrification pilot in the San Joaquin Valley, designed to reduce pollution and lower overall energy costs by eliminating the use of propane and wood burning appliances in several disadvantaged communities without access to natural gas. (Learn more)
9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Increasing Wildfire Resilience
  • Met our major wildfire mitigation plan commitments, including hardening over 200 line-miles and installing over 300 weather stations. (Learn more)
  • Committed to making a “game-changing” investment to underground 10,000 miles of power lines as a long-term solution to preventing wildfires. (Learn more)
  • Launched the Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS) program, which allows for automatic shutdown of electric lines if the electric system senses a problem. As a result, CPUC-reportable ignitions went down 80% on EPSS-enabled circuits versus the past three-year average. (Learn more)
  • Made the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program more targeted and focused and reduced the number of PSPS events to five, lowering the number of customers impacted by 88% compared to 2020 (from 653,000 to 80,400 customers). (Learn more)
Fostering Innovation
  • Announced bidirectional EV charging technology partnerships with both Ford and GM, as part of a broader effort to reimagine the use of EVs as backup power sources for customers: (Learn more)
    • Piloting the use of GM EVs as on-demand power sources for homes.
    • Exploring how Ford’s new F-150 Lightning EV can interact with the electric grid and provide electric reliability benefits to PG&E’s customers.
  • Received the industry’s first 123 kV circuit breakers with sulfur hexafluoride-free clean-air vacuum technology—part of our broader effort to reduce these greenhouse gas emissions from our electric substations. (Learn more)
10: Reduced Inequalities Reduce inequality within and among countries
Enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Adopted a Human Rights Policy, which furthers of our commitment to conduct our business in a manner that respects the human rights of all. (Learn more)
  • Disclosed detailed race, ethnic, and gender workforce statistics:
    • 48% of our coworkers are ethnic minorities, 27% are women, and 7% are military veterans.
    • 37% of our management are ethnic minorities and 34% are women.
    • Our coworkers represent five generations, most of whom are Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers.
    • (Learn more)
  • Continued to earn top-tier recognition for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including rankings from the Human Rights Campaign, Forbes Magazine, Disability Equality Index, and Latina Style magazine. (Learn more)
Promoting Economic Vitality
  • Spent $4.01 billion or 38.7% of our total procurement expenditures with diverse suppliers, the highest dollar spend in the history of our supplier diversity program. (Learn more)
  • Graduated our 14th year of PowerPathway™, an innovative program that helps people, including women and military veterans, prepare for high demand jobs in the utility and energy industry. (Learn more)
11: Sustainable Cities and Communities Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Customer and Community Engagement
  • Launched a Regional Service Model with five Regional Vice Presidents who live and work in their local communities and help to better address the challenges and opportunities unique to their regions. (Learn more)
  • Contributed more than 22,000 coworker volunteer hours to nonprofit organizations throughout California. (Learn more)
Giving Back to Our Communities
  • Contributed $18.7 million to charitable organizations through our Better Together Giving Program, designed to help address critical social, educational, and environmental challenges in the communities we serve: (Learn more)
    • Emergency Preparedness and Safety
    • Education
    • Economic and Community Vitality
    • Environment
    • Employee Engagement in Support of Communities
  • Raised $5.9 million in employee pledges in our annual Campaign for the Community—reaching more than 5,300 organizations. (Learn more)
  • Permanently protected 4,790 acres of land as part of our Land Conservation Commitment, which ultimately will protect 140,000 acres of PG&E-owned watershed lands. (Learn more)
13: Climate Action Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Committed to Climate Action
  • Announced bold climate commitments, including goals to achieve Scope 1, 2, and 3 emission reductions by 2030, a net zero energy system by 2040, and to become “climate positive” by 2050 by actively removing more greenhouse gas than we emit. (Learn more)
Reducing Our Footprint
  • Exceeded our Million Ton Challenge one year early, a voluntary goal to avoid one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions from our operations over five years. (Learn more)
  • Interconnected our first renewable natural gas project, a first-of-its-kind system bridging dairies and PG&E gas pipelines. (Learn more)
  • Reduced energy usage by 11% and water usage by 10% at our facilities. We also earned recognition for our Livermore Electric Safety Academy for achieving zero net energy status, meaning the facility produces as much renewable energy as it uses. (Learn more)
  • Set goals to electrify our vehicle fleet by 2030 with the following targets: (Learn more)
    • 100% of light-duty fleet
    • 50% of medium-duty fleet
    • 20% of heavy-duty fleet
Building Climate Resilience
  • Launched a multi-year, service area-wide Climate Vulnerability Assessment, using the best available climate projections for California to evaluate climate hazards and risks to PG&E’s assets, operations, and services. (Learn more)
  • Partnered at the local level to earn a grant from FEMA, which will help to protect a substation and the surrounding communities from flooding associated with sea-level rise. (Learn more)