Citizenship Matters at Edison International
Good corporate citizenship is elemental to our vision of a safer, more dependable, and cleaner energy future.
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.
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.
FACTS AT A GLANCE
CORPORATE EQUALITY INDEX
SOCORE SOLAR POWER
WMDVBE SPEND AT SCE
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.
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).
- Recognized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy for leadership in advancing energy-efficient codes and standards in California, and for helping to spur similar conservation efforts nationwide (2012).
- 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.
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.