Good Citizenship & a Cleaner Energy Future

Our commitment to corporate citizenship goes hand in hand with our commitment to conducting our businesses at the highest level of operational and service excellence.  We fulfill this responsibility to our customers, employees, investors, the communities we serve, and a broad spectrum of stakeholder groups including government agencies, issue-oriented and community-based organizations, and many others.

At Edison International, corporate citizenship includes:

  • Protecting the environment. We emphasize emissions reduction and air and water quality.
  • Public safety and emergency preparedness. We partner with the American Red Cross and local firefighters, police and EMTs to help everyone be prepared for natural and other disasters.
  • Investing in the community. We give back through corporate giving and employee giving, and gave a total of $19.7 million in 2013. To encourage our employees to give back, we offer dollar-for-dollar matching grants and volunteer incentive grants to nonprofits of their choice.

  • Empowering our utility customers to manage their energy consumption. We provide state-of-the-art tools and technologies, along with rebates and incentives, to help our utility customers conserve.

  • Valuing our employees and partners. We maintain a 24/7 focus on workplace safety, and support robust workforce- and supplier-diversity initiatives.

  • Ethics and compliance. We believe in doing the right thing and conducting our business honestly and with integrity.

Our philanthropy & giving

Employee giving programs

Scholarships for students from under-served communities

Diversity in our workforce

Arcadia-water-ice-handout_322x275.jpg

Our Values

At Edison International, corporate citizenship is a natural outgrowth of our values – integrity, excellence, respect, continuous improvement, and teamwork – which guide our actions and decisions every day.

More on our values

FACTS AT A GLANCE

icon-heart-45x45.png

GIVING BACK

$19.7

million

icon-award-45x45.png

CORPORATE EQUALITY INDEX

100

percent

icon-volunteers-45x45.png

EMPLOYEE GIVING

$2.1

million

icon-graduate-45x45.png

SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED

$3.9

million

icon-solar-45x45.png

SOCORE SOLAR POWER

24

million kWh

icon-pie-chart-45x45.png

WMDVBE SPEND AT SCE

41

percent

Transparency in Our Political Spending

Our commitment to political disclosure and accountability was recognized with Top 3 rankings in the 2014 CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Accountability and Disclosure. This national study measures transparency and oversight practices related to political contributions by public companies in the United States and is compiled by the Center for Political Accountability, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. The annual index was expanded in 2014 to include the top 300 companies in the S&P 500.

We were among 6 companies that fully disclose all direct and indirect political spending, including trade association payments. 

See rankings on p. 15 of CPA-Zicklin Index of Corporate Political Accountability & Disclosure

More about Corporate Governance at Edison

Citizenship at Our Utility, Southern California Edison

Highlights of accomplishments at our utility.

  • Total procurement spend with business enterprises owned by women, minority, and disabled veterans (WMDVBEs) exceeded $1.4 billion, or 41% of total spend (2013).
  • Founding partner of the American Red Cross’ PrepareSoCal initiative, a 3-year preparedness campaign to help Californians plan ahead for catastrophes and life-threatening emergencies.

Our support for public safety & emergency preparedness

Citizenship at Edison Energy

  • SoCore Energy has accelerated the adoption of solar energy by establishing relationships with commercial and industrial customers that own/lease multiple roofs nationwide. Solar power production totals 24,000,000 kWh, equivalent to reducing GHG emissions by more than 40,000 metric tons (December 2013).
  • Optimum Energy’s HVAC energy optimization solutions saved 175 million kWh in energy consumption, more than 36 million gallons of water, and removed more than 272 million pounds in CO2 from the environment – the equivalent of 25,000+ passenger vehicles (October 2013).
  • Proterra was recognized by the California Air Resources Board as the first company to deliver a full-size transit vehicle that meets California’s Zero Emission Bus Rules. Proterra’s fleet of buses has traveled more than 250,000 miles, saving more than 1500 barrels of oil and prevented more than 966,000 pounds in CO2 emissions.
  • Clean Power Finance has helped facilitate solar development by building a marketplace to connect industry professionals who need finance products with investors looking for stable investments.

SPOTLIGHT ON

Flor-Tolley-with-Scholars-2013-322x238.jpg
solar-decathlon-students-crossing-starting-line-322x301.jpg
Advanced-Lab-equipment-test-322x215.jpg
high-school-student-math-chalkboard-322x215.jpg