Political Engagement and Contributions Policy
- Policy Statement
- Governance and Decision-Making
- Corporate Political Contributions
- Employee Political Action Committee Contributions
- Trade Association & Business Memberships
- Transparency and Disclosure
- Historical Contributions
Corporate Political Contributions
Sempra Energy makes corporate political contributions in the U.S. as permitted by law only from corporate shareholder funds. Political contributions are made to candidates, political parties, political action committees, and ballot measures in furtherance of public policies that support the company’s business interests. Sempra does not use company funds to make independent expenditures to expressly advocate for the election or defeat of federal, state, or local candidates. If this ever were to change, all expenditures will be disclosed semi-annually per our policy. Political contributions are never made outside of the U.S. Our position on U.S. energy policy, climate change or other matters material to the company are detailed in the company’s annual corporate responsibility report, where more detailed information is also provided on political involvement. The report is published annually and is available on our website, including archived reports from previous years.
Sempra Energy complies with all federal, state and local laws as well as reporting requirements governing corporate political contributions. Federal law, for example, forbids corporations from giving monetary or in-kind contributions to candidates for federal office. State and local laws dictate the conditions under which corporate political contributions may be made and disclosed.
Consistent with our commitment to ethical business conduct, political spending reflects Sempra Energy’s interests and is not based on the personal interests of any of our individual officers, directors or employees. Furthermore, no contributions are given in anticipation of, in recognition of, or in return for, any official act.