Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Corprate Bias Ratings
Pacific Gas & Energy (PG&E) vets vendors according to LGBTQ policies and does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination. However, it has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. PG&E uses its reputation, corporate dollars, and PAC contributions to support LGBTQ causes and organizations. PG&E is a Ceres Network Member, committed to carbon neutrality by 2040. For these reasons, PG&E receives a High Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
PG&E will not make donations to houses of worship (churches, synagogues, mosques, etc.) “primarily promoting religious purposes” but will consider making donations serve a secular purpose and are open to the whole community (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
PG&E signed an open letter in support of the Equality Act (1). PG&E was the first corporate sponsor and participant in the San Francisco Pride Parade and the first major company to oppose a bill in California banning same-sex marriage (2). The company is a Ceres Network Member, committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 (3)(4).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
PG&E has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). PG&E is a corporate partner of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (3). PG&E contributed $250,000 to the San Francisco-based National Center for Lesbian Rights (4).
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December 5, 2023
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