SAN DIEGO, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) has received the highest score for transparency on the Center for Political Accountability's CPA-Zicklin Index, a ranking that benchmarks the political disclosure and accountability policies and practices of leading U.S. companies.
Sempra Energy received 97.1 out of a possible 100 points on the index. Only six other U.S. companies measured on the index shared this top score. This is the third consecutive year that Sempra Energy has been ranked on the index.
"We are pleased that Sempra Energy's commitment to transparency is being recognized by the prestigious CPA-Zicklin Index," said Steven D. Davis, executive vice president of external affairs and corporate strategy, and chief sustainability officer for Sempra Energy. "This recognition reflects Sempra Energy's resolve to practice and maintain high political disclosure and accountability standards."
The 2016 CPA-Zicklin Index was released today by the Center for Political Accountability in conjunction with the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Sempra Energy's four principal subsidiaries are Southern California Gas Co., San Diego Gas & Electric, Sempra International and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power.
Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2015 revenues of more than $10 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' 17,000 employees serve more than 32 million consumers worldwide.
Sempra International, LLC, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, and Sempra Partners, LP, are not the same companies as the California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and Sempra International, LLC, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, and Sempra Partners, LP, are not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. Sempra International's underlying entities include Sempra Mexico and Sempra South American Utilities. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power's underlying entities include Sempra Renewables and Sempra Natural Gas.
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