Social Responsibility

As a local, not-for-profit, public utility we are committed to improving the lives of our customers and their communities.

Social Responsibility at Our Core

Our community and our environment are at the core of everything we do. We don't just deliver power, we support educational, economic and environmental development and protection. We give back - from employee giving and volunteerism to programs that assist our customers and their families. And, we actively promote social justice to ensure equity in our rates, our programs and our business.

Promoting Social Equity and Diversity

We're dedicated to the City's Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) focused on eliminating racial disparities to achieve racial equity in the Seattle area. We proactively apply a racial equity toolkit to assess policies, initiatives, programs and budget issues and ensure equitable access to services while avoiding unintended consequences. Learn more about the RSJI.

We also actively support diverse businesses through City of Seattle contracting opportunities for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses (WMBE). Find tools and assistance to help your WMBE do business with us.

Want to know more?

Contact us to get more information about how we build social responsibility throughout the utility.

1/20
Unfazed by the challenges of a pandemic, City Light teamed up with the SPIN Girls program for a second year to produce a STEAM in Power Workshop. And not surprisingly, it went virtual this year. City Light’s Uzma Siddiqi, grid modernization team [...]
1/11
Seattle City Light actively supports opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses. We provide networking opportunities, conduct outreach, facilitate technical assistance, and encourage businesses to register using the Online Business [...]
1/4
Seattle City Light and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission’s (WSHFC) Sustainable Energy Trust are partnering to bring cost-effective solar power to affordable housing and qualifying nonprofit facilities via the City Light Green Up [...]
12/29
It’s hard to pick the proper superlative to describe 2020. It was a year that has affected us all in some way while being a year that we’ll never forget. Even at its darkest moments, we still witnessed sparks of the resilient human spirit [...]