Leadership & Governance


For more than a century, Southern Company has been building the future of energy. We deliver the energy resources and solutions our customers and communities need to drive growth and prosperity.

How we do our work is just as important as what we do. Our uncompromising values are key to our sustained success. They guide our behavior and ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of all we do.

At Southern Company, Our Values will guide us to make every decision, every day, in the right way.

Unquestionable Trust

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

Safety First

We believe the safety of our employees and customers is paramount. We will perform and maintain every job, every day, safely.

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. We will continue our strong focus on innovative solutions, improving how we run our business and our commitment to environmental stewardship.

Total Commitment

We are committed to the success of our employees, our customers, our shareholders and our communities. We fully embrace, respect, and value our differences and diversity.



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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