Updated: April 2024

Public Policy Engagement

Pinnacle West and its subsidiaries, including Arizona Public Service, have a responsibility to engage in the public policy process for the benefit of our customers, shareholders, employees, communities and other stakeholders. We advocate for sound, forward-looking public policy that creates shared value for our business, our community and a vibrant Arizona economy. We believe that this participation helps to create more robust and better-informed policy outcomes.

Our Values

  • Transparency in public policy advocacy, political spending, governance and reporting
  • Authenticity, candor and respect in our interactions with government and elected officials, regulatory bodies, customers and other stakeholders
  • Dedication to building strategic relationships with all our community partners
  • Consistency in advocating for our mission to deliver reliable, clean and affordable energy to our customers  
  • Commitment to engage with employees on public policy issues and respect employees’ differences and perspectives
  • Integration of environmental, social and governance best practices throughout our enterprise

  • Political Participation Policy

    Our experience and expertise give us an informed perspective on how public policy can affect our company, our customers, our communities and Arizona's energy future. We have a responsibility to participate in the political process, when appropriate.

    Learn more in our political participation policy.

  • Political Action Committee

    Our PAC is a voluntary, nonprofit, non-partisan political association sponsored by Pinnacle West. The PAC is directed by a board comprised solely of employees, which makes and approves all decisions regarding political contributions and budget.

    Read more about the PAC in section 3 of the policy.

  • Trade Associations

    Pinnacle West may participate in federal, state and local issues through membership in trade associations, which we join to represent various business and industry interests.

    Find details on trade association expenditures in section 5.2 of the policy.

  • In Our Community

    Powering Arizona is one thing. But empowering Arizona communities with possibility is another. We donate about $10 million annually to worthy community organizations and programs dedicated to improving the lives of Arizonans.

    Learn more about our corporate giving on

  • The APS Promise

    The Promise is our commitment to our customers, community and employees. It explains why we’re here (our purpose), what we’re here to do (vision and mission) and the principles and behaviors that will empower us to achieve our strategic goals.

    View the APS Promise.

  • Our Code of Ethics

    Our commitment to serving our customers in the best way possible requires us to work from a strong foundation built on a culture of integrity and trust. The code provides guidance and policies for our employees.

    Read the Code of Ethics & Business Practices.

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