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:
Honesty, respect, fairness, and integrity drive our behavior. We keep our promises and ethical behavior is our standard.
We are dedicated to superior performance throughout our business. Our priorities are safety first, teamwork, diversity, and continuous improvement through strong leadership.
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 .