Moving to Equity

Our commitment to advancing equity and inclusion means being open about how we are holding ourselves accountable to ensure change.

Read our 2021 Transformation Report

Our five Move to Equity commitments


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 candidates for management roles.


Work Environment

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.

Community & Social Justice

Southern Company and associated charitable foundations are committing $225 million over five years to advance racial equity and social justice in our communities.


Political Engagement

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

Supplier Diversity

Southern Company has a goal of increasing our 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.


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 communicating our progress

Our Actions

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Our “2021 Transformation Report: Moving to Equity” details our commitment to driving equity within our company and communities and shares progress toward our long-term goal of sustaining the kind of equality we all desire and all deserve.

Read the report

Our Stories


Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Perspectives

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


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