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September 23, 2020

Sempra Energy Recognizes Climate Week

Submitted by fp-admin on Wed, 09/23/2020 - 13:54

Each September, leaders across the world advocate for action to address urgent climate issues during Climate Week. The World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit – virtual this year – aims to spur sustainability initiatives across borders and sectors. Sempra Energy is proud to participate in this important global dialogue and lead North American utilities and energy infrastructure companies on sustainability issues.

In his opening speech, Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum, said: “Corporations are so important to addressing all the issues which we face.”

At Sempra Energy, we couldn’t agree more. This week, and every week, Sempra Energy acknowledges we have a leading role to play.

Since 1998, our leadership in sustainability has been informed by ambitious goals and policies rooted in California utility markets. Over decades we’ve seen that a commitment to sustainable growth can deliver long-term value. This experience and capability sets us apart from our peers. Sempra Energy is currently the only U.S. utility company listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.

“Across our family of companies, we are adopting sustainable practices that are aligned with each company’s strategy,” said Lisa Alexander, chief sustainability officer for Sempra Energy. “Our sustainability practices are driven by a multi-stakeholder view that incorporates feedback from investors, consumers, employees and experts to identify opportunities for Sempra Energy to help lead the global energy transition while creating long-term sustainable value for all stakeholders.”

Sempra Energy’s 12th corporate sustainability report outlines four goals and key performance indicators to drive long-term sustainable value through environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles:

  1. Achieving World-Class Safety

    Safety is the foundation of our company. We are only satisfied when each employee and contractor returns home safely after every workday.

  2. Championing People

    When our employees are trained, challenged and empowered to take initiative, our business thrives.

  3. Driving Resilient Operations

    We serve over 35 million consumers, with a focus on efficiency, reliability and safety.

  4. Enabling the Energy Transition

    We drive the delivery of affordable lower carbon energy in every market we serve.

The time to act is now. Learn more about our sustainability performance in Sempra Energy’s corporate sustainability report.