Corporate Responsibility Report
The Corporate Responsibility Report for Southern Company contains information concerning the economic, environmental and social responsibilities of the company and its subsidiaries.
You will find relevant performance data in each section of the report. Content is updated throughout the year as new data becomes available. Figures generally reference five-year trends through December 31 of the most recent calendar year unless otherwise noted.
The organization of content in this report is based largely on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. GRI is a multi-stakeholder group that seeks to provide a credible framework for sustainability reporting for companies in a variety of industries. Applicable subjects from the guidelines are indexed to the relevant pages of our report. For more on GRI, visit www.globalreporting.org.
In addition, and in response to shareholder requests — we have also produced other relevant reports and disclosure materials, including:
Toxics release inventory
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that tracks the management of toxic chemicals by U.S. industrial facilities, including electric utilities that use coal or oil to generate electricity. Southern Company annually reports the amount and type of chemicals released to the environment and/or managed through recycling, energy recovery and treatment via the TRI program.
The urgency and magnitude of risks and threats...alongside increasing choice and opportunities, make transparency about economic, environmental, and social impacts a fundamental component in effective stakeholder relations.
-From the preface to GRI guidelines