At San Diego Gas & Electric® and Southern California Gas Company (Sempra Energy's California utilities), we are committed to working with a wide variety of diverse suppliers. Our commitment to supplier diversity helps provide our customers with the best possible energy services at the most competitive prices.
We always seek qualified new suppliers who can help strengthen our supplier base and resources and share in our success. On our website, we provide information on how qualified businesses owned by minorities, women, and service-disabled veterans (otherwise known as diverse business enterprises - DBEs) can participate in our procurement process.
In addition to working with DBEs, we also support non-DBE businesses that participate by subcontracting work to participating DBEs. To encourage diversity among our prime contractors, each year we ask them to support our goal of subcontracting 30% of their services to such businesses.