In 2021, SoCalGas set a record of 42% — almost 1 billion dollars – all of our goods and services purchased by business establishments owned by women, minorities, LGTBQ and disabled veterans
LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) announced today that Chief Executive Officer, Scott Drury, was named the 2022 CEO Diversity Champion by the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC), which represents more than 1,500 certified minority-owned businesses and is the leading certification organization for minority businesses in Southern California. Mr. Drury was recognized by SCMSDC for “embodying the leadership needed to drive diversity and inclusion in procurement” and for emphasizing supplier diversity as a core part of SoCalGas. ASPIRE 2045 sustainability strategy.
“Behind every success and achievement is a champion and a leader who inspires and paves the way to empower their team to be their best,” he said Virginia GomezPresident and CEO of the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council. “CEO of SoCalGas Scott Drury embodies the visionary leadership required to advance diversity and inclusion in contracting.”
“SoCalGas is a leader in sustainability with innovation across our business, including in the communities we serve,” said SoCalGas CEO Scott Drury. “Last year we hit a record with 42% – almost 1 billion dollars – All of our goods and services purchased by business establishments owned by women, minorities, LGBTQ and disabled veterans. Our Aspire 2045 plan includes a goal to do even more to support different suppliers and invest in another 50 million dollars in underserved communities over the next five years. I am grateful to our partners at SCMSDC and the entire team at SoCalGas whose amazing work helped us achieve these important milestones.”
SoCalGas has spent the last five years $3.9 billion with various business enterprises and has exceeded the CPUC’s various business spending targets for 29 consecutive years. SoCalGas’ ASPIRE 2045 sustainability strategy includes an even more ambitious goal of achieving 45% of spending across multiple commercial entities by 2025.
SoCalGas partners with the SCMSDC throughout the year on various programs including technical support courses, providing business owners with accounting, financial and management fundamentals, creating a stronger business plan, promoting competition and identifying solutions and strategies to grow your business.
SoCalGas also helped establish the SCMSDC Business Council in 2022 to identify new innovative strategies and engage new suppliers and other companies to create and capitalize on economic opportunities for diverse suppliers.
For more information on SoCalGas’ commitment to supplier diversity, see the 2021 Supplier Diversity Annual Report. SoCalGas invites various companies to get involved and learn more about the Supplier Diversity Program at socalgas.com/for-your-business/supplier-diversity.
The firms ASPIRE 2045 sustainability strategy covers a wide range of goals and initiatives aimed at achieving a safe, reliable, resilient, affordable and equitable net-zero energy transition.
Last month, SoCalGas was recognized with the top Business Transformation Award at the 2022 Responsible Business Awards, hosted by Reuters Events, for identifying truly transformative sustainability priorities that have the potential to make an impact at scale in the energy sector and beyond.
To learn more about sustainability initiatives at SoCalGas, click here.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest gas distribution company in the United States United States. SoCalGas provides affordable, reliable, and increasingly renewable gas service to 21.8 million consumers in 24,000 square miles across Central and Southern California. Gas delivered through the company’s pipelines will continue to play a key role in California’s clean energy transition by ensuring grid reliability and supporting the deployment of wind and solar power.
SoCalGas’ mission is to build the cleanest, safest, and most innovative energy company in America. In support of this mission, SoCalGas aims to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 and to replace 20 percent of its traditional natural gas supply to core customers with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030. Renewable natural gas is made from waste generated by landfills and sewage treatment plants. SoCalGas is also committed to investing in its gas supply infrastructure while keeping bills affordable for customers. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra (NYSE: SRE), a San Diego-based energy infrastructure company.
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SOURCE Southern California Gas Company