Why SJI

What is our Collective Ambition at SJI?

SJI is constantly evolving to maintain our position as a trusted service provider to our customers while providing cleaner energy solutions for a better today and tomorrow.

Our vision is what we hope to achieve. As One SJI, we aspire to build a clean future and deliver carbon-neutral energy by 2040.
Our brand promise is the commitment we make to our customers. At SJI, we promise to be your trusted partner, delivering energy solutions that fit your life.
Our priorities are our areas of focus in pursuit of our vision, split into three pillars: drive growth, operate with excellence, and lead with purpose.
Our values are what we stand for – for us, these are safety, service, community, and inclusion.
To support all the components of our Collective Ambition, we must act accordingly. SJI’s leaders think big, lead and inspire, do the right thing, and deliver results.

Every employee within the organization plays a role in and is aware of our Collective Ambition.

Our Collective Ambition unites us under a singular vision, purpose, and aspiration, driven by every one of us.
 

SJI Utilities

SJI Utilities, SJI’s regulated natural gas business, delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas to nearly 700,000 South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas customers.
Elizabethtown Gas

South Jersey Gas, headquartered in Atlantic City, NJ, serves 400,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Salem counties and parts of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties.

Elizabethtown Gas

Elizabethtown Gas provides natural gas to more than 292,000 residential, business, and industrial natural gas customers in New Jersey.


SJI Energy Enterprises

SJI Energy Enterprises (SJIEE) houses the company’s non-utility operations, further categorized into SJI Renewable Energy Ventures, South Jersey Resources Group, and SJI Energy Investments. In an effort to develop clean energy and infrastructure that supports decarbonization, SJIEE primarily focuses on renewable energy production and energy management activities.
The importance of providing an outstanding experience to our customers is core to everything we do at SJI. As a result, we continually strive to modernize critical infrastructure and enhance our customer experience for our 700,000 customers and businesses that rely on us for safe, reliable, affordable natural gas. We are proud to provide the quality service our customers expect and deserve without sacrificing affordability.
Our Customers
As a trusted community partner, SJI is committed to sustainable business practices and reports progress on numerous initiatives through its annual Environmental, Social, and Governance report. SJI’s ESG Management Committee is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s critical human capital management, sustainability and ESG strategies, initiatives, and policies. Here are some highlights from SJI’s 2020 report:
Our Customers

The Environment

At SJI, we are committed to advancing positive environmental outcomes. In 2020, we delivered on our promise by reducing greenhouse emissions from our infrastructure, increasing our investments in clean energy, advocating for environmental protection and land restoration, and making efficient energy accessible to our customers and community.
  • Reduced CO2-equivalent emissions by 63% from our main and associated services.
  • Entered a partnership with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind to create a pilot program to study the feasibility of producing green hydrogen in conjunction with their proposed wind farm off the New Jersey coast.
  • Invested more than $133 million in energy efficiency programs and have engaged more than 79,500 residential and commercial customers in these programs since 2009.
  • Acquired two fuel cell projects totaling 7.5MW as part of a new joint venture called Catamaran Renewables, in partnership with renewable energy leader, Caption.
  • Working towards displacing natural gas in all company-owned and operated CNG stations with renewable natural gas (RNG) – a clean, sustainable fuel made from renewable methane.

Our Community

SJI invests time, as well as human and financial resources, into the communities where we live and work through community partnerships, corporate and employee giving, economic development, and community service. In 2020, we continued and amplified these investments through the following ventures:
  • Creation of an External Affairs Department that aligns all the organization’s vital external-facing functions, including stakeholder and community engagement, external communications, and government affairs.
  • Investments totaling nearly $750,000 in financial support and over $100,000 in employee giving, reflecting a total increase of 70% compared to 2019.
  • Provided outreach and education to our customers that secured 224,626 Energy Assistance payments, totaling $15.8 million.


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The American Gas Association recognized South Jersey Gas and Elizabethtown Gas for safety performance, naming each a 2020 Industry Leader in Accident Prevention. This is the second consecutive year both utilities received this award.

Esculent, a top human behavior and analytics research firm, named Elizabethtown Gas and South Jersey Gas among the top 25 “Easiest To Do Business With” utility companies in America.

Executive Women of New Jersey recognized SJI as a member of its Seat at the Table Honor Roll for having three or more women on the company’s Board of Directors.

J.D. Power ranks Elizabethtown Gas the Highest in Customer Satisfaction among mid-size utilities in Residential gas Utility Services in the East 6 years in a row.

 

Life at SJI

During my career at SJI, I have been part of the accelerated pipeline replacement projects in many communities. The investments SJI and SJG have made to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy is what makes me proud to be part of this company. I look forward to being part of the future growth as One SJI under one Collective Ambition.

Pedro Colon
Manager, Contract Construction
I appreciate the opportunities that SJI has provided to support my career in the field of health and safety. SJI operates with safety as a core value for our customers and employees. Our leadership team is dedicated to building a strong safety culture through mutual trust and collaboration. I am proud to be part of this organization and excited to see what the future holds for SJI.

Stephanie Farley
Manager, Safety
When I was looking for my next opportunity, I wanted to be with an organization that serviced the greater good of the community and one where I could actively participate in that mission. In my time here, SJI has recognized me for my contributions as well as given me the ability to ensure that our suppliers and employees’ communities have equal footing in their pursuit of success.

Will Smith
Vice President, Shared Services Procurement