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Sempra Energy releases its corporate sustainability report

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Sempra Energy has released its corporate sustainability report, ‘Delivering Energy With Purpose,’ outlining the company’s environmental, social and governance performance in 2018.

“Delivering energy with purpose is how we improve the lives of those we serve and is an integral part of who we are,” said Jeffrey W. Martin, Chairman and CEO of Sempra Energy. “With a strong focus on safety, innovation and environmental stewardship, our company will deliver cleaner energy to the world – with purpose. This focus makes our company more effective and efficient.”

In this year’s report, Sempra Energy details how the company is delivering cleaner and more sustainable energy by making critical investments in energy infrastructure in North America.

This includes the company’s efforts to build infrastructure to connect customers to renewable energy supplies including energy from solar, wind, battery storage and renewable natural gas. Sempra Energy’s operating companies also have a number of programs that aim to enhance electric reliability and energy efficiency, including encouraging their approximately 40 million consumers to conserve energy to make better use of renewable energy sources.

As part of climate-related planning, Sempra Energy’s businesses consistently work to strengthen their infrastructure. This includes taking a leadership position in modernising natural gas pipelines to increase safety and reliability; and developing a comprehensive wildfire mitigation plan to help prevent electric equipment-related fires, improve the ability of the power grid to withstand extreme weather conditions in California, and enhance the safety of customers and communities.

In addition, the company expects to play a leadership role in the worldwide shift away from coal toward lower-emissions natural gas through the development of five LNG infrastructure projects in North America that should enable the delivery of LNG to consumers around the world.

“Sustainability will continue to be a key focus as we carry out our mission to be North America’s premier energy infrastructure company,” said Dennis V. Arriola, Executive Vice President and Group President, and Chief Sustainability Officer, for Sempra Energy. “We recognise that we have a leadership role to play in the broader world and we’re committed to doing the right thing and acting in an ethical and transparent manner in all aspects of our business.”

In 2018, Sempra Energy formed a sustainability steering committee made up of officers from its operating companies to support the company’s environmental, social and governance goals. This internal steering committee builds upon Sempra Energy’s board of directors’ Environmental, Health, Safety & Technology committee, which oversees risks and performance in a range of areas, including climate change and wildfire risk.

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