Today, Sempra Energy announced it has been recognized within 3BL Media’s ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens’ list for 2021 due to its outstanding ESG performance and transparency.
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In fact, this is Sempra Energy’s 12th consecutive year on the list, now due to its environmental, social, and governance committees. Moreover, this year the company was the third highest-ranking employer in the utility industry, out of 38 utility industry companies on the Russell 1000 Index.
About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens Ranking
Indeed, the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” ranking is based on assessing the companies on the Russell 1000 Index. The last benchmark is a stock market index that tracks 1,000 of the largest companies in the United States.
Thus, companies in the list are measured on 146 ESG transparency and performance factors. Particularly, the list ranks and measures eight pillars: climate change, employee relations, environment, finance, governance, human rights, stakeholders and society, and ESG performance.
Sempra Energy is focused on creating long-term value for stakeholders by managing risks and capturing opportunities related to ESG factors. The company’s actions are anchored to its four key sustainability pillars: achieving world-class safety, enabling the energy transition, driving resilient operations, and championing people.
Reception in Sempra Energy and 3BL Media
Regarding the recognition, Lisa Alexander, senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief sustainability officer for Sempra Energy, commented; In fact, “at Sempra Energy, we have long believed that delivering long-term sustainable value depends on serving all our stakeholders.”
Thus, “our business strategy includes strong climate-related objectives; and we are proud that our infrastructure helps shape the global energy transition. Particularly, by enabling the delivery of lower-carbon energy in every market, we serve.”
Similarly, Dave Armon, CEO of 3BL Media, said; “Achieving the transformational targets in the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals in this decade; requires all companies truly embed ESG issues into the core of their business.”
Moreover, “the best corporate citizens of 2021 are answering the call by demonstrating the societal and bottom-line value of leadership and transparency around ESG topics. Therefore, they are setting ambitious goals, outlining robust strategies for achieving them. Also, disclosing data to measure progress, and accounting for all stakeholders in business decisions.”