Southern Company launches enhanced sustainability site

Site provides additional transparency, information on environmental priorities, DE&I and more

ATLANTA, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company has enhanced its sustainability presence on with a dedicated site providing additional transparency on core environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics.

"Sustainability topics have always been a priority for Southern Company. In recent years, interest in our plans and progress have become of heightened interest to our investors, customers, communities, employees and other stakeholders. Southern Company and our operating companies have a long history of constructive engagement with all our stakeholders, and our new website aims to provide them with enhanced transparency," said Tom Fanning, Southern Company CEO.

Core topics of interest on the sustainability site include:

  • Net zero and environmental priorities
  • Reliability, resilience and affordability
  • Innovation
  • Workforce sustainability
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Community relationships

The site also details Southern Company's Board oversight of these topics and provides an easy to access section for key data and reports.

"Our new sustainability site is designed to highlight the tremendous work underway across our company to help us reach our sustainability and business objectives as we seek to build the future of energy. We know stakeholders are increasingly interested in quantitative and qualitative information, and we remain committed to open and transparent communication," said Jim Kerr, Southern Company executive vice president, chief legal officer and chief compliance officer.

About Southern Company
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit


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