Sustainability at PGE is firmly rooted in our commitment to advancing equity in the communities we serve. We seek solutions that reduce environmental impacts from our operations, protect the safety, health and well-being of our employees and partners; and build lasting value for all our customers and shareholders. Our customers, communities, employees and partners are firmly at the center of PGE’s sustainability efforts.
GHG Emissions Reduction Target
Target to reduce GHG emissions from power served to retail customers within the state of Oregon
Net-zero Emissions Target
We have set a goal to achieve net-zero emissions from PGE’s Scope 1, 2 and 3 sources of emissions (see below)
Non-emitting Resources Target
Our progress to achieve 100% clean electricity serving retail customers in the state of Oregon
Diverse Supplier Target
Percentage of spend with diverse suppliers (women, minority, LGBTQ+ and small business enterprises) compared to total supplier spend
Workforce Diversity Target — Women
Percentage of women represented in our overall workforce
Workforce Diversity Target — BIPOC
Percentage of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) represented in our overall workforce
Leadership Diversity Target — Women
Percentage of women represented in our leadership
Leadership Diversity Target — BIPOC
Percentage of BIPOC represented in our leadership
Cultivating a healthy environment is vital to our ability to generate clean, reliable power for PGE customers long into the future – one that is increasingly defined by the impacts of climate change. We partner with Tribes, communities, public agencies and nonprofits to conserve the natural resources and beauty of our region’s landscape.
Non-emitting Resources in PGE’s Portfolio
GHG Emissions from Power Served to Oregon Customers
GHG Intensity for Power Served to Oregon Customers
Scope 1 emissions
includes all of PGE’s direct emissions, this is made up of fuel burned by thermal generating resources, fuel burned by PGE’s vehicle fleet and natural gas used at PGE’s office facilities.
Scope 2 emissions
are emissions related to Transmission and Distribution line loss and emissions associated with power purchases from a third party that is consumed by PGE.
Scope 3 emissions
for generation of purchased electricity that is sold to end users. Reporting and data collection capabilities are still being developed for other Scope 3 sources of emissions.
The energy that we deliver is essential to supporting a productive, healthy and thriving society. In turn, the well-being of communities across Oregon and employees across our company is foundation to PGE’s long-term success. We secure our shared future by acting in ways that benefit the communities that our company was created to serve. Our sustainable growth and success also enable us to take care of our employees – fostering their success.
from corporate contributions, PGE Foundation, current and retired employees and company match
in charitable giving and/or volunteerism
including PGE match
completed by employees and retirees
Equal pay for equal work
PGE employees in the same role, with comparable work experience at the same work location, continue to earn a near-perfect dollar for dollar pay.
Shrinking the gender pay gap
What’s the gender pay gap? Imagine if you added up all the wages of men at PGE and did the same for women. The difference in the average salary is the gender pay gap. At PGE, we are ahead of the national average of 83 cents. Nationally, one of the main reasons for the gender pay gap is men are more likely to be in senior level roles.
Our strong governance practices guide our strategic goals to decarbonize power, electrify the economy and advance our performance to address broader sustainability commitment. Our work across interconnect sustainability and ESG objects also helps PGE mitigate significant material risk to our business.
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity served to retail customers by at least 80% by 2030 and 100% by 2040.
Increase beneficial electricity use to capture the benefits of new technologies while building an increasingly clean, flexible and reliable grid.
Improve efficiency, safety and system and equipment reliability while maintaining affordable energy service and growing earnings per share 5% to 7% annually.
Transparency is important to us, find our CCR rule compliance data and documentation for coal plants.