PG&E Celebrates Black History Month With African American Communities

    PG&E Celebrates Black History Month With African American Communities

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Black History Month,
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and its BEA (formerly Black Employees
Association) Employee Resource Group (ERG) will celebrate this special
occasion with African American communities in Northern and Central California.
To further PG&E's ongoing commitment to the African American community
throughout 2013, its employees will participate in cultural events and work
with local faith leaders to help customers learn more about how to save energy
and money, how to stay safe around electricity and natural gas and how to
apply for PG&E scholarships.

"Diversity and inclusion are core values at PG&E," said Mark Johnson, vice
president of Transmission Operations at PG&E and sponsoring officer of the BEA
ERG. "We view Black History Month as an opportunity to highlight the rich
accomplishments of African Americans, and are honored to join African American
communities in celebrating this significant occasion."

PG&E has served and engaged with California's African American communities for
more than 100 years. In 1980, PG&E's Black Employees Association was created
to celebrate the history and contributions of the utility's African Americans
employees. In 2009, the group was officially re-named the BEA Employee
Resource Group. The BEA ERG makes significant contributions toward enhancing
an inclusive culture within PG&E and also plays an active role in the African
American communities that the utility serves.

Within PG&E, the BEA ERG works to increase the recruitment, retention and
advancement of African-American employees by promoting personal and
professional growth and working with senior leadership on diversity issues.

Within the communities that PG&E serves, the BEA ERG has for many years
awarded scholarships to stellar college-bound students in Northern and Central
California, encouraged post-secondary education for high school graduates and
supported the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). Since 1981, the BEA ERG has
awarded over $500,000 in college scholarships to hundreds of deserving
students. The funds are collected from PG&E employee contributions through the
company's Campaign for the Community program, BEA ERG fundraising events and
from PG&E's corporate charitable giving.

The utility currently has 10 ERGs, which contribute to the personal and
professional development of thousands of employees and provide vital
opportunities to engage employees in service to diverse communities. They are
Access Network, BEA, InspirAsian, Latino, Legacy, NuEnergy, Pride Network,
Samahan, Veterans and Women's Network.

For information on PG&E's diversity and inclusion efforts and the company's
supplier diversity program, visit
www.pge.com/about/company/diversityinclusion/.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG),
is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the
United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company
delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern
and Central California. For more information, visit
www.pge.com/about/newsroom/or www.pgecurrents.com.

SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E)

Website: http://www.pge.com
Contact: PG&E External Communications, +1-415-973-5930
 
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