Southern Company is committed to the communities we serve. We are dedicated to providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, and conducting our business in ways that protect the environment, our neighbors and our communities, as embodied in our Environmental Principles. Environmental justice considerations are central to these commitments.
We believe the fair treatment and involvement of our neighbors and customers, including minority and low-income communities, is essential to support sustainable communities and minimize adverse impacts. We believe that the communities we serve should be better off because of our work – a goal bigger than the bottom line.
We are evaluating the use of publicly available tools, such as EJSCREEN, Power Plants and Neighboring Communities and other tools, to better understand potential impacts and demographic makeup of communities near our facilities. Southern Company considers community concerns and leverages our strong community relationships in all our work.