2016 Georgia Power Citizenship Report celebrates the people who make a difference
ATLANTA, April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power today released its third annual Citizenship Report that highlights some of the ways the company, its employees and retirees give back to the communities they call home.
This year's report follows the company's philanthropy framework through the theme "We Help Because It's Home," which showcases how employees are making a difference in their communities through Georgia Power's five Community and Corporate Relations focus areas, including:
Through the years, Georgia Power and its employees and retirees have poured themselves into enriching the environment and prosperity of Georgia's communities, and 2016 was no different. In fact, the company's total community impact totaled $22 million last year. Georgia Power and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. invested more than $16.6 million in communities and nonprofit organizations across the state. Additionally, Georgia Power employees and retirees donated over 150,000 hours in volunteer services – valued at more than $3.6 million.
"At Georgia Power, we want to be known not only for the service we provide, but also by what we do to promote growth and prosperity in our state," said Mike Anderson, senior vice president of Community & Corporate Relations for Georgia Power. "Being a good corporate citizen is part of our DNA and will continue to guide our efforts to bring positive change to our communities."
Since 1883, Georgia Power has remained steadfast in its mission to improve the same communities it calls home for its customers, employees, neighbors and friends. When the company's first president, Preston Arkwright, referred to the company as "A Citizen Wherever We Serve" in 1927, he perfectly summed up Georgia Power's commitment to citizenship that serves as the foundation of the company's culture.
To view the full report outlining Georgia Power's 2016 community engagement efforts, visit www.georgiapower.com/citizenship. To stay in touch with Georgia Power's work in the community every day, follow @GeorgiaPower and #GAPowerfulService on Twitter.
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