We Must be the change

We are committed to forging change within our company and communities.

Learn more about our commitments for racial equality

Talent

Southern Company is committed to an equitable and inclusive workplace that mirrors the diverse communities we serve. Our commitment over the next five years is to increase and improve outreach, recruitment, hiring and retention of diverse groups at all levels of the workforce; ensure equity in leadership development programs; and seek diverse candidate slates for management roles.

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Culture

Southern Company commits to promote an actively anti-racist culture and to ensure that all groups are well-represented, included and fairly treated within all levels of the organization and that everyone feels welcomed, valued and respected.

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Community

Southern Company and its Charitable Foundations are committing $200 million over five years to advance racial equity and social justice in our communities.

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Political Engagement

Southern Company will advocate for racial equity through our political engagement, policy positions and ongoing public dialogues.

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Suppliers

Southern Company has a goal of increasing our MBE spend to 20% and total Diverse spend to 30% by 2025 and is committed to developing and doing business with more Black-owned businesses in our industry and communities.

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We must fully institutionalize our commitment and actions in our effort to eliminate racism and make them an enduring reflection of Our Values.

-Tom Fanning, Chairman, CEO and President

Here’s how we are continuing the conversation

Our Actions

We must be the change cover

A special edition of the Southern Highlights magazine was published cataloguing discussions and some of the actions the Southern Company system enacted around racial equity in the second half of 2020.

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Southern Company issues public statement on Georgia voting law legislation


Our Stories

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Chris Womack talks culture change and DE+I at Georgia Power.

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Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Perspectives

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Investing in HBCU students

Tools available for you to continue to listen, learn and understand as we work to ensure equality for everyone.

RESOURCES

Articles, podcasts, videos, books and more. Continual learning and dialogue are essential in dismantling systems of oppression.