Cordoba Corporation Awarded “Best in Class” by SDG&E and Highlighted in Annual Supplier Diversity Report

excerpt from SDG&E Diversity Report showing photos and quotes

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic concerns, it is important to celebrate successes.  Today, Cordoba Corporation salutes our client San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for its commitment to its customers and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and for its diversity and inclusion initiatives.

SDG&E, along with many of our state’s utilities, is working with its customers on flexible payment solutions, suspending disconnections during the COVID-19 pandemic, and providing financial support to local communities and non-profits, such as the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund.  SDG&E’s $1 million donation to the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund will support local nonprofits that help the needy with food, rent and utility bill assistance.  For more information about these SDG&E initiatives, please visit SDG&E’s website at www.sdge.com.

In addition, SDG&E is a leader with diversity and inclusion initiatives, and we are pleased to share that SDG&E’s Supplier Diversity Department recently honored Cordoba Corporation with its “Best in Class Award” and included Cordoba Corporation in SDG&E’s Diverse Business Enterprises 2019 Annual Report – 2020 Annual Plan.

The Best in Class Award was presented to Cordoba in December 2019 at the SDG&E Supplier Diversity Department’s First Annual Awards & Recognition Luncheon. The event honored SDG&E employees who have supported the utility’s supplier diversity efforts and suppliers who consistently exceed SDG&E’s goals and provide excellent service to the utility.  The top award provided at the event was the Best in Class Award, which was presented to Cordoba’s Senior Vice President for Energy Infrastructure Lucy Labruzzo.

“The Best in Class Award is a testament to our team in San Diego and the excellent level of service they provide to SDG&E,” stated Lucy Labruzzo.  “The award is a recognition of our team’s technical proficiency and the common goals Cordoba shares with SDG&E, including supporting other diverse suppliers, investing in the local community, and ‘Making a Difference’ where we live and work.  I was humbled to be able to accept this prestigious award and I congratulate all of our Energy Team members for setting the standard for being Best in Class.”

Page 8 of SDG&E’s recently published Diverse Business Enterprises 2019 Annual Report – 2020 Annual Plan features a photo of Cordoba Corporation’s President & CEO George L. Pla and highlights the reasons for SDG&E’s selection of Cordoba Corporation as the Best in Class Award honoree as follows:

“Cordoba exemplifies the values of SDG&E’s Best in Class award with a company mission to ‘make a difference where you live and work.’ Demonstrating their commitment to the community and SDG&E, Cordoba purchased a 38,000 sq. ft. building in San Diego, creating a collaborative workspace for SDG&E’s fire hardening program (FiRM). Cordoba has a history of partnering with local and state stakeholders to ensure a balanced approach to energy infrastructure, fire hardening and the importance of diversity. Cordoba believes in ‘paying it forward,’ contributing almost $1 million to local nonprofits.”

SDG&E and the state’s other investor-owned utilities submit their annual supplier diversity reports to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as required by CPUC General Order (GO) 156. GO 156 established the rules for the CPUC’s Utility Supplier Diversity Program, which has served as a proven model to promote competition and encourage greater economic opportunities for diverse suppliers. A copy of  SDG&E’s Diverse Business Enterprises 2019 Annual Report – 2020 Annual Plan can be found in the following link.

We are proud of SDG&E for its continued success in ‘Making a Difference’ with its outstanding supplier diversity program, and we are honored to be featured as ‘Best in Class’ in this year’s annual diversity report,” stated George L. Pla.

This year marks the fourth year in which Cordoba Corporation has been highlighted in SDG&E’s annual diversity report.  Cordoba has also been featured by SDG&E’s sister utility, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), in its 2018 and 2017 supplier diversity reports to the CPUC.  The parent company of SDG&E and SoCalGas, Sempra Energy, presented Cordoba Corporation with Sempra Energy’s Jeff Thorson Diverse Supplier of the Year Award in 2018.

“Supplier Diversity is more than just something we do because it’s regulated – it translates into very real bottom-line value for the regulated utilities, their ratepayers, the local communities and the State of California, stated Lucy Labruzzo.  “Cordoba Corporation is honored to be an ambassador of this culture and to be able to partner with SDG&E and SoCalGas in their communities as we support important infrastructure projects and collaboratively partner to invest in the community.”

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Contact: Communications Department, Cordoba Corporation

Phone: (213) 895-0224 Email: communications@cordobacorp.com

About Cordoba Corporation: Founded in 1983, Cordoba Corporation is statewide full-service engineering, construction management and program management firm specializing in the delivery of infrastructure projects in transportation, education, water and energy sectors. Cordoba Corporation has offices in Sacramento, San Francisco, San Ramon, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, Ontario, Santa Ana and San Diego, and has been recognized by Engineering News-Record as a Top 50 Program Management Firm and a Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firm in the nation, and a Top 100 Design Firm in California.