Supplier diversity is one of Southern Nuclear's major corporate goals. The company's initiatives are designed to provide solid business opportunities for small and diverse businesses, including minority-owned, woman-owned, HUBZone, veteran-owned and service disabled veteran-owned businesses.
A diverse supplier base not only makes good business sense, but it also maximizes the value of our supply chain through the following:
Cultivation - We promote diversity that adds quality and helps proven suppliers grow and develop their businesses through mentoring opportunities.
Citizenship - We strive to be a good corporate citizen and improve the economies of the communities we serve.
Compliance - We comply with all regulatory guidelines, adhere to regulatory agencies and meet our spending goals with a pool of certified, high-quality suppliers.
All suppliers are expected to compete on quality, reliability and price.
Working With Us
Southern Nuclear is committed to the highest standards of ethical and legal compliance.
When applying to become a trusted supplier, you will be agreeing with compliance principles, which are a summary of some of the governing terms and conditions contained in our contracts. In addition, you can be confident that ethical behavior applies to every part of our business.
These standards are embodied in the Code of Ethics (PDF). Our contracts include provisions which specifically require suppliers to conduct their activities in a highly ethical manner and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Please let us know if you are ever asked by a company representative to do something you consider to be unethical or illegal, or if you observe illegal conduct at our company. You can contact our management by calling our Concerns Program confidential reporting line (1.800.754.9452) or contact us online.
Requirements for Contractors
Prior to working for us, contractors must comply with certain requirements. Based upon the nature of work that will be performed, contract workers may be required to pass a drug screen and background investigation. The Contractor will be informed during the contract development process whether these requirements will apply. If these requirements apply, the Contractor must have these services performed by an approved Southern Nuclear provider.
Generating Plant Access Requirements
Identification requirements, drug/alcohol testing, background investigation and safety orientation requirements must be met to gain access to generating plants. Learn more.
Engineering and Construction Services (E&CS)
Contractor's Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Quality programs shall meet or exceed the requirements of the Southern Company Generation EH&S and Quality policies and procedures. Learn more.
Contract Worker Drug Screening and Background Investigations
Based upon the nature of work that will be performed, contract workers may be required to pass a drug screen and background investigation. The Contractor will be informed during the contract development process whether these requirements will apply. If these requirements apply, the Contractor must have these services performed by an approved company provider.
Contract Worker Access to NERC Protected Assets
Based upon location of the work to be performed, contract workers may be required to annually complete additional security training and be subject to a background investigation every seven years. Learn more (PDF).