Southern Company subsidiaries have been helping hometowns across our states grow and prosper for over 100 years. Our charitable giving, employee volunteer efforts and economic development initiatives are focused on elevating our communities for generations to come.
We believe every day is an opportunity to better the lives of those we serve. Giving back to our communities will help to ensure their vibrancy for decades to come. Southern Company and our subsidiaries aim to be trusted partners. It is important that we work with a broad range of organizations such as civic groups, local business organizations, educational institutions and local philanthropic boards to help create better tomorrows for our neighbors.
Across the Southern Company system, we work proudly within our communities to make a difference every day, investing our funds, our skills, and our time. Southern Company and our subsidiaries weave together financial grants, philanthropic programs, community board leadership and employee volunteerism to create positive momentum in communities where we serve, live and play. Our support is broad-based spanning education, health and human services, civic and community, environment, economic development and arts and culture. Social justice and equity considerations are at the forefront of our efforts.
Guided by the mission to elevate the state and to improve the quality of life for Alabamians, Alabama Power is committed to empowering communities and bridging the gaps of inequity to create a better Alabama for all. The Alabama Power Foundation seeks out and assists nonprofit partners who spread the most good. This is accomplished by providing volunteer, organizational, promotional and financial support.
Nicor Gas Vice President of Community & Business Development Meena Beyers was named a 2023 Notable Leader in Sustainability by Crain’s Chicago Business. Beyers was listed among 66 Chicagoland executives who were nominated for their leadership role in making a measurable impact on the environment through their efforts. She is the organizer behind the Nicor Gas Smart Neighborhood – which, partnered with Fox Valley Habitat For Humanity, is demonstrating net-zero-energy and carbon-neutral affordable housing. Beyers has worked for three years on the project, collaborating with researchers, industry partners, community members and nonprofits. She also serves as a board member of the Metropolitan Planning Council, Intersect Illinois and the Women’s Energy.
Southern Company has mapped our corporate sustainability priorities to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals framework, indicating our alignment with a sustainable future.