‘Boldly Forward’ will build on company’s work to advance education equity and other efforts
Submitted by Southern Company
Southern Company has launched a new website detailing its work building equity in the company and its communities. The “Boldly Forward” site will provide updates on the company’s Moving to Equity work and diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives.
“The Boldly Forward mantra perfectly describes our path onward and continued commitment to equity at Southern Company,” said Tom Fanning, Southern Company chairman, president and CEO. “Our goal of DE&I aims to ensure all groups, especially historically underrepresented and marginalized ones, are well represented, included and treated fairly within all levels of our organization and in our communities.”
The Boldly Forward site includes information on Southern Company system’s culture, community impact, work to advance education equity and civic engagement. This includes investing in Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Amplifying HBCU initiative to create a more inclusive workforce for the future.
Southern Company launched its Moving to Equity framework in 2020 amid national conversations on racism and inequality. Earlier this year, Southern Company released its inaugural Moving to Equity: 2021 Transformation Report tracking progress of long-term goals, highlighting key results and outlining how the company can improve and continue to hold itself accountable.
“The Boldly Forward site is another tool we will use to track our progress as we continue to hold ourselves accountable in this work,” Fanning said.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy provider serving 9 million residential and commercial customers across the Southeast and beyond through its family of companies. Providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy with excellent service is our mission. The company has electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company, a leading distributed energy distribution company with national capabilities, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, resilience and sustainability, we are taking action to meet customers’ and communities’ needs while advancing our goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and are the key to our sustained success. We are transforming energy into economic, environmental and social progress for tomorrow. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have earned the company national awards and recognition from numerous organizations, including Forbes, The Military Times, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, J.D. Power, Fortune, Human Rights Campaign and more. To learn more, visit www.southerncompany.com.
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