Leadership in sustainability

Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Our commitment to sustainability

"At PGE, sustainability means business practices that support a vibrant economy, a healthy environment and strong communities today and into the future. It’s not a nice-to-have — it’s a must. As we make progress toward our environmental, social and governance goals, we’ll focus on how to become sustainable in everything we touch, including what we do for our customers."

— Maria M. Pope, President and CEO

Our strategic goals

Decarbonize power

  • Achieving at least an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and 100% reduction in GHG emissions by 2040

  • Advancing a sustainable future by joining The Climate Pledge

Electrify the economy

  • Focusing on transportation and buildings, where efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are underway

  • Increasing customer demand response measures

  • Accelerating transportation electrification and transit partnerships

Advance our performance

  • Improving work efficiency, the safety of our co-workers and the reliability of our systems

  • Targeting our long-term goal of 4 to 6% annual growth in earnings

  • Investing in system upgrades to create a more resilient grid and support growth

  • Maintaining and enhancing reliability and resiliency

Leading the clean energy future

Long ago we realized if we were to have any chance at a better future, then we needed to move away from climate-changing fossil fuels. To do this, we’re taking a holistic approach to decarbonizing the power supply while continuing to provide reliable, affordable energy to everyone we serve. Simultaneously, we are accelerating electrification, allowing us to power more things with clean, carbon-free energy.

Protecting the environment

We have a long and positive relationship with Oregon's natural and cultural resources and are committed to preserving our state’s rivers, air and water quality, wildlife, natural beauty and history for Oregon's clean energy future. To do this, we’ll continue to be good stewards of Oregon’s land, water and wildlife with our constant innovation and partnership with community organizations, Tribes, county, state and federal agencies.

Customers, communities and employees

From our employees to our customers, we have a responsibility to bring everyone into the clean energy future. That means reflecting, integrating and supporting the diverse voices represented in the communities we serve. As one of the region’s largest and most trusted companies, we can and must join with our communities to help drive real and lasting change.

Funding the needs of the community in 2020

$5.6 million

contributed by PGE, employees, retirees and the PGE Foundation to support local schools and nonprofits

$1 million +

to help address food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic


to support BIPOC organizations, including Oregon Worker Relief Fund and The Chúush Fund: Water for Warm Springs

Leading with integrity

The PGE Board of Directors oversees the management of PGE, providing experienced and independent leadership. The board monitors overall governance processes as part of its oversight capacity. We’ve set the bar high at the top level of our organization and maintain a robust board refreshment process to create long-term value and support our clean energy development as well as aligning our environment, sustainablity and governance goals with our company’s strategy.

CCR Rule Compliance Data & Information

Transparency is important to us, find our CCR rule compliance data and documentation for coal plants.