How we do our work is just as important as what we do. Our uncompromising values and ethics are key to our sustained success. They guide our behavior and ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of all we do.
Our Code of Ethics is more than just policy and legal compliance. It means taking personal responsibility for our work and speaking out when witnessing a possible code violation. Our Code of Ethics makes Our Values come to life in the work we do every day. It applies to all employees, officers and board members of Southern Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and it reminds us that how we do our jobs is meaningful. Our Code of Ethics encourages us to be positive role models and to support the values and behaviors that make Southern Company a great employer, business partner and community member. We also contractually require our trusted suppliers to agree to compliance principles to help ensure ethical behavior applies to every part of our business.
At Southern Company, safety is a core value throughout our system, and we realize that people are the power behind a safe workplace. 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. Safety First is our No. 1 value, and our goal is to complete “every day, every job, safely.” Southern Company sustains a world-class safety and well-being culture through employee involvement and management commitment. We demonstrate Safety First by focusing on safety risk mitigation, meeting and exceeding applicable laws and regulations, and investing in research and cutting-edge safety technologies and processes.
Key safety metrics can be found in our ESG Data Table.
In January 2022, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) presented the inaugural Thomas F. Farrell, II Safety Leadership and Innovation Award in the Member Company Executive category to Southern Company Gas Chairman, President & CEO Kim Greene. The Thomas F. Farrell, II Safety Leadership and Innovation Award, named after former Dominion Energy Chairman, President & CEO Tom Farrell, recognizes the contributions of leadership and innovation to the advancement of safety in the energy industry. Recipients of the award are selected by a panel consisting of leadership from the labor, contractor and academic communities; regulatory agencies; and EEI senior leadership.
Greene, who is the first chairman of EEI’s CEO Task Force on Safety, was specifically recognized for leading industry efforts on transforming the approach to serious injury and fatality prevention. Her continued leadership in this area will shape the future of our industry for years to come.
For more information, please see this EEI Press Release.