Leadership & Governance


The actions of our people define our company. Our model for corporate and professional values is called Southern Style, which includes these principles:

Unquestionable Trust

Honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity drive our behavior. We keep our promises and ethical behavior is our standard.

Superior Performance

We are dedicated to superior performance throughout our business. Our priorities are safety first, teamwork, diversity, and continuous improvement through strong leadership.

Total Commitment

We are committed to the success of our employees, customers, and shareholders and to citizenship and stewardship in all our actions.


Southern Company's code of ethics applies to directors, officers, and employees of Southern Company and its subsidiaries. The code addresses behavior, safety and health, environmental performance, compliance, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, gifts and gratuities, political activities, competitive practices, financial integrity, and relationships with customers, vendors, shareholders, regulators, and others. Each year, employees complete a questionnaire affirming their personal compliance with the code of ethics. The company also requires periodic online ethics and compliance training for all employees and directors. Employee concerns may be reported using a confidential concerns line or website. Find further information on the company's code of ethics .



Thomas A. "Tom" Fanning is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southern Company.

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Values & Ethics

Our corporate values and code of ethics address every part of our business and conduct.

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Legislative & Regulatory

Learn how we work closely with national and state leaders to participate in the legislative and regulatory process.

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Stakeholder Engagement

Learn about our efforts to increase transparency and encourage dialogue on national and local policy issues.

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