Southern Company Named by Forbes as one of the World's Best Employers

ATLANTA, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company has been recognized by Forbes magazine on its World's Best Employers 2018 list. Earlier this year Southern Company was ranked by Forbes among the top 20 of America's Best Employers.

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"Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace and prioritize the well-being of our employees," said Southern Company chairman, president & CEO Tom Fanning. "Southern Company's talented, diverse and engaged employees are the heart of everything we do as we build the future of energy for our customers, our neighbors and our communities."

The Forbes list is based on Forbes' 2018 Global 2000 rankings, which includes publicly traded companies from 60 countries that account for $39.1 trillion in sales, $3.2 trillion in profit, $189 trillion in assets and $56.8 trillion in market value.

More than 430,000 global recommendations were analyzed by research firm Statista to create the World's Best Employers list. Employees were asked to rate their own employer and the likelihood they would recommend the company to a friend or family member. They were also asked to recommend other employers they admired.

The entire list can be found here:

About Southern Company
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is nationally recognized as a leading energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of December 31, 2017. We operate nearly 200,000 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines and more than 80,000 miles of natural gas pipeline as of December 31, 2017. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers in 11 states across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. We are building the future of energy by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity and the No. 1 Company for Progress by DiversityInc and designated as one of America's Best Employers by Forbes magazine. Visit our website at

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