Our people are at the center of our mission to provide clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy. How we do our work is just as important as what we do. To maintain a sustainable workforce, Southern Company relies on a strong sense of values, encompassing a wide range of considerations, including our commitment to human capital, Code of Ethics and safety. Our uncompromising values and ethics are key to our sustained success, and we remain cognizant of what they mean to our workforce’s culture and well-being. They guide our behavior and ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of all we do.
Through these human capital beliefs, we demonstrate Southern Company’s dedication to our employees’ well-being and the rights of all people.
Southern Company’s Moving to Equity framework builds on years of work around diversity and inclusion. Focus areas include talent, work environment, supplier inclusion, civic engagement and community investment and social justice.
We value the health, safety, well-being and security of our employees, customers, contractors and communities, and we will not compromise an individual's well-being for any reason.
To demonstrate our commitment to human capital and all it encompasses, it is essential to transparently share information about our workforce demographics and data.
Constructive coordination with union leaders is critical to our business.
We recognize the right of our employees to bargain collectively through representatives of their own choosing and recognize unions as the exclusive representatives of our unionized employees in discussions involving rates of pay, wages, hours of employment and working conditions.
In December 2022, the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) recognized Alabama Power with two Impact Awards for its efforts. CEWD’s Impact Awards honor excellence by individuals and companies for their leadership in workforce development initiatives that will have a lasting impact on the development of a skilled, diverse talent pipeline for the energy sector.
We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to Intentional Inclusion by organizations such as DiversityInc and Forbes Magazine. DiversityInc has ranked Southern Company as a Top 50 Company for Diversity for eight consecutive years, for our efforts to hire, retain and develop women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and veterans. Forbes has ranked us among America’s Best Large Employers and as a Best Employer for Women.
Southern Company has mapped our corporate sustainability priorities to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals framework, indicating our alignment with a sustainable future.