Leveraging PG&E’s Supplier Code of Conduct for Operational Success

PG&E TAP LMS · March 8, 2023

Course Description:

What does a large corporation like PG&E expect from suppliers related to labor, ethics, health and safety, and the environment? Why should PG&E’s Code of Conduct or any company’s code of conduct matter to you and your organization?   

The PG&E Supplier Code of Conduct describes the principles and standards of conduct that PG&E expects suppliers, their employees, subcontractors, and sub-suppliers to meet when they engage with PG&E. This course reviews each section of PG&E’s Supplier Code of Conduct and describes components of each topic, examples, and common risks related to each topic. 

The course explores rules related to business ethics, health and safety standards, environmental and social issues, and day-to-day business operations that protect PG&E’s employees, communities, and customers

Take this opportunity to learn how to:

  • avoid legal liabilities
  • mitigate negative impacts to people, the environment, the supply chain
  • protect your reputation
  • train your own team on compliance with any company’s code of conduct.

As Brooke Reilly, VP Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer, PG&E, explains, PG&E is committed to ethical business conduct and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. PG&E expects contractors, consultants, suppliers, and vendors to share this commitment. This includes promoting and ensuring a strong safety culture, being environmentally responsible, and reporting concerns. 

Not a PG&E supplier? This course still applies to you. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of PG&E’s Supplier Code of Conduct that will help reduce your organization’s compliance, financial, and reputational risks when you work with other companies. You can use the guidance in this training to help you establish or enhance your own code of conduct.   

Important! Due to regulatory changes, there may be regular updates to the content of this course.  Last updated: May 2024

Course Goals:

  • Learn about and commit to ethical business practices and conduct as described in the PG&E Supplier Code of Conduct and avoid noncompliance.  
  • Recognize how complying with the PG&E Supplier Code of Conduct can help you engage with your other clients, regardless of your status as a supplier to PG&E.
  • Learn how to create or enhance your own code of conduct
  • Access tools to develop compliance mechanisms with the code’s requirements by:  
    1. Sharing the code with your employees and contractors working for, or on behalf of, PG&E 
    2. Ensuring that any work performed for or on behalf of PG&E is done in full compliance with this code, PG&E’s internal standards and procedures, all applicable laws and regulations, and in accordance with the highest standards of ethical business conduct 
    3. Verifying that all employees are trained with the skills, expertise, and certifications they need to complete their jobs in a safe and compliant manner

Downloadable Takeaways:

  • Leveraging PG&E’s Supplier Code of Conduct for Operational Success Workbook
  • PG&E’s Supplier Code of Conduct

Presented By: Supply Chain Responsibility Team, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

PG&E, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in Oakland, California, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. There are approximately 23,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business—the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 16 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California. This course was developed to help current and prospective suppliers prepare to meet many corporations’ supplier codes of conduct by using PG&E’s Supplier Code of Conduct as the guide.

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Course Includes

  • 4 Sections
  • 15 Lessons
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate

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