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Southern Company Issues Annual Sustainability Summary

Southern Company today issued its 2022 Sustainability Summary report.

“Southern Company and our subsidiaries remain committed to serving customers with clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy. For our company, sustainability means effectively engaging with a broad range of stakeholders to develop strategic solutions that will enable our transition to a new energy economy. Our sustainability pillars reflect the work that we are doing across the company and in our communities to create long-term value,” said Chris Womack, CEO and president of Southern Company. “We have worked diligently through our state regulatory processes and with customer groups, communities, policymakers and other stakeholders to develop customer-focused plans that are allowing us to prudently invest in new infrastructure, reduce environmental impacts and support our communities. This important work would not be possible without what I believe to be one of the best workforces in America.”

Southern Company’s 2022 Sustainability Summary, highlights the company’s five sustainability pillars:

  • Serve Our Customers
  • Advance Clean Energy
  • Lead Through Innovation
  • Invest in Our People
  • Elevate Our Communities

The report serves as a short-form report and road map for stakeholders who want to learn more about Southern Company’s sustainability efforts and is a companion to the robust sustainability section of the company’s website. In addition, a full suite of sustainability-related documents is available on the company’s Data, Downloads and Reports page.

Key takeaways from the 2022 Sustainability Summary include:

  • 46% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions relative to 2007 levels.
  • Industry-leading reporting of Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Continued emphasis on investment to further strengthen the reliability and resilience of the Southern Company system’s electrical grids and pipeline systems.
  • $120 million in community investment, including $76 million invested in advancing racial equity and social justice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to being a leading employer.

To view the full report: 2022 Sustainability Summary.

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