Letter from our Chairman and CEO
At Sempra Energy, we work to deliver robust growth within our three primary platforms — U.S. utilities; international utilities; and long-term-contracted energy infrastructure (including liquefied natural gas [LNG], pipelines and renewable energy).
Our performance over the long term is influenced by the people who have a stake in our business – and their priorities, including:
- Our 32 million customers, who want clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.
- Our 17,000 employees, who seek a work environment with the opportunity for growth and professional development.
- Our shareholders, who expect excellence in our operations, risk management and financial results.
We continue to meet the needs of these key stakeholders by remaining true to our core strengths: keeping safety as the top priority throughout our operations; maintaining reliable, excellent customer service; executing on a sound growth strategy; and living our core values with high ethical standards.
Carrying out these activities is at the very heart of our corporate responsibility. Yet we can and do face challenges.
In late October 2015, a natural gas leak was discovered at Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility outside Los Angeles. SoCalGas stopped the leak in February 2016 and continues to work with regulators, public officials and the local community to mitigate the leak’s impacts and to work to safely bring the facility back online. We recognize the disruption the leak caused to the community surrounding the Aliso Canyon facility. And we remain committed to operating our businesses and serving our stakeholders in a responsible and responsive manner.
As I look to the future, I see an abundance of opportunity for our company, with potential expansion of our LNG facilities, new natural gas and electric transmission infrastructure in Mexico and South America, and organic growth in our U.S. and international utilities.
I am confident we will succeed, in large part because we recognize the interconnectedness of our people, priorities and performance.
Thank you for your interest in our company. We welcome your ideas on how we can continue to improve.
Debra L. Reed
Chairman and CEO, Sempra Energy