Sempra Named Trendsetter In Political Disclosure And Accountability For Sixth Consecutive Year
Dec 8, 2021
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, Sempra (NYSE: SRE) (BMV: SRE) has been recognized as a Trendsetter in political disclosure practices and accountability in the 2021 CPA-Zicklin Index.
The CPA-Zicklin Index is released annually by the Center for Political Accountability (CPA) and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The index measures political disclosure and accountability policies and practices for election-related spending by S&P 500 companies, including political spending policies and board oversight. Companies that score 90 points or higher on the index are considered Trendsetters.
"Strong corporate governance together with responsible stakeholder engagement is a key focus for us and also a critical component of our success," said Lisa Alexander, senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief sustainability officer for Sempra. "We're committed to transparency and are pleased to earn a top ranking among utilities as we advance the infrastructure needed to transition to a low-carbon energy system."
Highlights for Sempra's recognition this year include the following:
"Our politics today are no longer 'business as usual;' investors, employees, and customers have come to expect political transparency and accountability from their companies," said CPA President Bruce Freed. "Sempra, again a Trendsetter in the 2021 Index, has been a leader in corporate political transparency and accountability with dozens of the world's most valuable companies following its lead in this area dating back to 2016."
Sempra was also recently named to Newsweek's "America's Most Responsible Companies" list for 2022, further demonstrating the company's commitment to environmental, social and governance practices. Sempra and its operating companies advance responsible stakeholder engagement through strong governance practices, policies and disclosures that also help promote transparency and accountability in political engagement. More information can be found in Sempra's annual corporate sustainability report.
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