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Southern Company earns 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index

<p>Southern Company has earned a 100 percent rating on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). This is the fifth consecutive year Southern Company has been named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.</p>
<p>“I am honored that Southern Company maintains a 100 percent score,” said Chris Collier, director of talent acquisition and diversity and inclusion for Southern Company. “This recognition highlights our company’s continuous efforts to create a workplace environment where all employees are valued, respected and have the support they need to thrive.”</p>
<p>The CEI is the national benchmarking survey used to report on corporate policies and practices relating to LGBTQ workplace equality. Using its most rigorous criteria to date, the CEI rating criteria have four key pillars:</p>
<li>Non-discrimination policies across business entities;</li>
<li>Equitable benefits for LGBTQ workers and their families;</li>
<li>Supporting an inclusive culture and corporate social responsibility; and</li>
<li>Corporate social responsibility.</li>
<p>Southern Company is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment where employees from different backgrounds and perspectives can realize their full potential. Throughout the organization, Southern Company is dedicated to empowering all employees to contribute, flourish and advance.</p>