PSEG’s environmental stewardship is evident in programs and strategies that reflect our commitment to clean air, clean water and waste management. Protection of our natural resources, biodiversity and climate change drive our environmental philosophy. PSEG has a comprehensive management system that promotes continuous improvement and ensures we fulfill our responsibility to protect the environment.
PSEG’s long-term climate strategy rests on three key pillars: (1) producing 100% carbon-free electricity; (2) moving toward net-zero emissions for our regulated electric and natural gas utility operations (Scope 1 and 2 emissions); and (3) partnering with our customers and communities to enable 100% clean energy by 2050. Achieving these key pillars will lead to a future where we help people use less energy, use cleaner energy and work toward decarbonization of the economy.
PSEG is committed to promoting and enhancing biodiversity through natural resource conservation while continuing to operate in a safe and reliable manner. Guided by our Environmental Health and Safety policy, not only do we commit to conserving biodiversity in our operations, but we also continually work with external partnerships and through corporate investment and philanthropy to enhance important biodiversity areas and habitats.
At PSEG, environmental justice means enlarging the conversation, listening to and learning all we can from the communities we are privileged to serve. We believe it is important to center environmental justice considerations across our organization so that all our customers, especially those in underrepresented communities, can benefit from the coming changes of a decarbonized future. As a national sustainability leader, our commitment to environmental justice is guided by four principles: engagement, understanding, win-win and shared value, and long-term sustainability.
Water is critical to our businesses, particularly in power generation operations. We have made significant progress in minimizing the use of fresh water and recognize that protecting water quality and conservation are increasingly greater priorities for our industry.