Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity Program - Since 1981

PG&E is committed to providing diverse suppliers with economic opportunities to supply products and services required by PG&E.

We Reflect the Communities We Serve

A diverse supplier is defined as 51 percent owned by a woman, minority or disabled veteran (WMDVBE) who manages and controls the firm’s day-to-day business operations. In 2012, PG&E also added lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) business enterprises to its well-established Supplier Diversity Program.

Firms must be located in the United States or its territories; and the owners must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Learn how to become a certified diverse supplier.

In 2013, PG&E achieved its highest level of diversity spending at $2.3 billion or 42.1 percent. This percentage represents the fifth consecutive year PG&E surpassed the cumulative percentage established by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for procurement from diverse vendors. We met this goal both through contracting directly with diverse firms and through our prime contractors sub-contracting with diverse firms.
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Sustainable Supply Chain Program

Des Bell, our Senior Vice President, Safety and Shared Services has recently introduced a new set of environmental management standards we are introducing for all top tier PG&E suppliers. Read the letter. (PDF, 20 KB)

All top suppliers to PG&E are expected to meet these environmental management standards. Performance to these standards will be tracked through the annual Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (EUISSCA) Sustainability Survey and will be evaluated through regular supplier scorecard reviews. Learn more