Southern Company: Committed to Employees, Customers, Shareholders and Communities

This month, Southern Company is celebrating the value Total Commitment.

As Southern Company (No. 44 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) continues to grow its business and expand the services and offerings it brings to customers and communities, the company is unified under a shared set of values designed to bring out the best in everyone — Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment. The company's values are a guide to make every decision, every day, in the right way.


This month, Southern Company is celebrating the value Total Commitment. This means it is committed to the success of employees, customers, shareholders and communities, and that it fully embraces, respect and values differences and diversity.

Southern Company encourages the 32,000 employees across its footprint to embrace the Total Commitment value and to be a citizen wherever they serve, whether through donating their time, talents or money to a cause they believe in. Employees will be sharing on social media how they are #SOCommitted throughout this month.

Click here to follow along and see how they are exhibiting Total Commitment in their communities and beyond.

The Southern Company family includes: Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Linc, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, Southern Telecom, Southern Company Gas, Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas, Elizabethtown Gas, Elkton Gas, Florida City Gas, Nicor Gas, Virginia Natural Gas, Pivotal Home Solutions, Sequent Energy Management and PowerSecure.

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