Diversity and Inclusion
An inclusive work environment is one in which all employees, regardless of their differences, feel welcomed, valued, respected and engaged. Our strategy is to:
- Meet the requirements of our business by creating an environment in which every employee can contribute and reach his or her full potential.
- Develop and sustain relationships with diverse suppliers, including women and minority-owned businesses, to broaden access to products and services and provide economic inclusion.
- Form partnerships to ensure the growth and vitality of the diverse communities we serve and in which we work and live and create business alliances.
Top Military-Friendly Employer
It takes strong leadership, teamwork, and dedication to serve. These qualities, along with a commitment to our customers and an emphasis on inclusion, earned us recognition in 2014 as the top-ranked utility in the Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers rankings compiled by GI Jobs magazine. For the sixth year in a row, we were also named a "Best for Vets Employer" by Military Times EDGE and a "Most Valuable Employer (MVE) for Military®" by CivilianJobs.com. In addition, Southern Company is the only energy company named as Diversity Inc.'s Top 10 Companies for Veterans.
The recognition is earned by providing an active-duty benefits package for reservists and their families, special events and functions honoring veterans and active affinity groups for employees. Shown at left: Kent Sapp, Southern Company system employee and former Black Hawk helicopter special operations mission pilot.