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PG&E offers support to build your supplier diversity, environmental sustainability and ethical business conduct initiatives.


Our goal is to provide relevant and instructive information to current and prospective suppliers in the community and to advance supply chain responsibility. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on this page, feel free to contact us and let us know how we might better help you.



Supplier code of conduct information


At PG&E, we understand that a strong commitment to compliance and ethics is the foundation of a successful business.


We are committed to ethical business conduct and compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies, and we expect our contractors, consultants, suppliers and vendors to work with us in this shared commitment.


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Supplier Code of Conduct (PDF, 426 KB)


Contractor and supplier safety


At PG&E, there is nothing more important than public, employee and contractor safety. PG&E has a Contractor Safety Program outlining requirements for managing and overseeing contractors and subcontractors at all tiers.


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Resources for small and diverse businesses


Many organizations exist to help small and diverse businesses. You can also become a certified diverse supplier or register as a small business, which may provide your business with additional opportunities.


Learn about the CPUC General Order 156 Utility Supplier Diversity Program and access utility annual reports.


REVIEW SUPPLIER DIVERSITY ANNUAL REPORT (PDF, 4.3 MB)

Diverse business certification


You can apply online at the CPUC Supplier Clearinghouse.


Service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises (DVBE) must obtain certification from the California Department of General Services.


You can also certify with other diverse business organizations that PG&E recognizes:


National LGBT Chamber of Commerce

National Minority Supplier Development Council

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Small business registration


Small businesses can register through California Department of General ServicesOpens in new Window. or Small Business Administration (SBA).


Other PG&E resources:


SMALL & MEDIUM BUSINESS CUSTOMER RESOURCE PAGE

PG&E Business Community Events

PG&E Purchasing Program Requirements


Purchasing, solicitations and opportunities for:


Purchasing Department Bid Opportunities

Trade Professional Alliance Program

Electric Vehicle Charge Network Program

Energy Efficiency Portfolio Solicitations

Wholesale Electric Power Procurement


Environmental stewardship


PG&E wants to work with you to reduce carbon impact and promote environmental sustainability. Sustainable business practices often result in operational cost reductions.


ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

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PG&E ENERGY CENTERS

PG&E BUSINESS ENERGY CHECK-UPS

PG&E Environmental Policy (PDF, 185 KB)

PG&E SUPPLIER ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (PDF, 120 KB)


Technical Assistance Program


We understand that an important part of supporting the competitive success of small and diverse businesses is offering a broad range of educational and capacity-building training. PG&E’s Technical Assistance Program collaborates with subject matter experts to develop new training initiatives and refresh existing ones to reflect current business trends. We partner with our community partners on these efforts too.


Some of our Technical Assistance Program initiatives include:

  • Diverse Suppliers are Safe
  • Diverse Suppliers Go Green
  • Diverse Suppliers are Cyber Secure
  • How to Successfully Participate in Strategic Sourcing Series
  • Small Business Tune-Up Series
  • Future-Proofing Your Business
  • University Program Scholarships
  • Industry Trade Show Trade Missions

In addition to offering many in-person workshops and live webinars throughout the year, we’ve converted some of our trainings into condensed videos and are providing you with additional online training materials and resources here.


Small Business Tune-Up workshop series videos:

Process Improvement

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Process Improvement

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Risk Management

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Risk Management

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Root Cause Analysis

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Root Cause Analysis

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Strategies to Compete in a Global Marketplace

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Strategies to Compete in a Global Marketplace

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Prime Supplier Academy


PG&E’s Prime Supplier Academy delivers valuable supply chain responsibility training to our suppliers. In-person workshops provide education, resources and tools that help our suppliers increase engagement in and ownership of their own supplier diversity, environmental sustainability and supplier code of conduct initiatives. We’ve condensed a number into short videos.


View some our Prime Supplier Academy workshop videos.


On Supplier Diversity:

Building Your Diverse Supplier Bench

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Building Your Diverse Supplier Bench

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Supplier Diversity Processes and Tools

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Supplier Diversity Processes and Tools

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Diverse Supplier Development

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Diverse Supplier Development

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Creating a Robust Supplier Diversity Plan

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Creating a Robust Supplier Diversity Plan

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On Supplier Code of Conduct:

Importance of Management Systems in Code Compliance

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Importance of Management Systems in Code Compliance

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On Environmental Sustainability:

Greenhouse Gas Tracking & Reporting

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Greenhouse Gas Tracking & Reporting

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