Environmental, Social, and Governance at California Water Service Group

Environmental, Social, and Governance

Our Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)

At California Water Service Group, we strive to be responsible stewards of the environment, give back to our communities, foster a positive and enriching work environment for our employees, and maintain the highest ethical standards. We believe that managing and addressing ESG risks and opportunities is essential to the resilience of our company, our communities, and our planet.

Our efforts focus on the ESG issues that impact our business and stakeholders most. We integrate sustainability throughout our business, and we hold ourselves accountable to our commitments.

Our Objectives

California Water Service Group’s ESG objectives guide our proactive approach to managing our priority topics and help drive accountability as we measure and report on our progress. We have achieved several of our objectives including setting science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and establishing formal partnerships to improve coordination for emergency events, among others. See our latest ESG report for a complete list of our ESG objectives and our progress against them.

Addressing Climate Change

Climate change is an issue that has impacts across our operations and for all our stakeholders and we are taking a holistic approach to addressing it. We have committed to a science-aligned target to reduce our Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 63% by 2035 from a 2021 base year. We are also enhancing infrastructure resiliency, strengthening water availability, and supporting continued delivery of clean, safe, reliable water in areas exposed to the most pressing impacts of climate change, such as wildfire, drought, and severe weather events.

Our ESG Reporting

Our annual ESG reporting provides detailed updates on our ESG strategy and the progress we’ve made on topics that are important to the company and to our stakeholders. 

Explore Our Latest Reports & Disclosures