南方公司 system employees are inextricably woven into the communities we are privileged to serve.
Our employees can be seen quickly restoring power in neighborhoods hit by storms, at community events and our supporting local charities.
Teaching kids about energy and responsible use of resources is part of 南方公司's commitment to support education. Our policy to be "a citizen wherever we serve" goes back to our earliest beginnings and can be summarized by this passage from 普雷斯顿阿克赖特, 一位早期的公司领导:
“Our business is different from nearly all other businesses that I know. When we go to a place, we go not as tourists, not as transients, not as promoters and not as tenants. When and where we go, we build and construct a permanent character that can never be moved away. Our first act upon arrival constitutes that we have selected that particular place in which to become a citizen. Not for just an hour, not for just a day, but for always.”
整个南方公司系统, we make direct corporate contributions and endow and fund independent, non-profit company foundations that contribute to arts and culture, 卫生和公共服务, 公民及社区计划, 安全, 教育与环境. In 2021, total giving by 南方公司 and its foundations exceeded $108M, including $96.900万美元的现金补助和11美元.5M in mission and program related investments (MRIs/PRIs).
Our employee service and charitable programs throughout our company raise nearly than $2 million annually from employees. The funds support United Way charities and other organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs, 美国癌症协会, 救世军, 人类家园, 女童子军, 再加上下面列出的其他原因.
另外, company grants and employee donations make possible Family Services Assistance, 员工应急基金. Family Services assists employees with significant damage to personal property from a storm so they can carry on restoration duties for the community.
In addition to grants and charitable donations, 南方公司 subsidiaries offer opportunities for employees to volunteer for community outreach, 包括飓风救援, Relay for Life and March of Dimes' WalkAmerica. pg电子马丁·路德·金. 一天, employees participate in a company-sponsored program—to make it a "day on, not a day off"—and work with community groups in the spirit of service, 激进主义, 和多样性.
Community service groups for employees and retirees administered by 南方公司's subsidiaries include the 阿拉巴马州的权力 Service Organization, 阿拉巴马电力激励器, 格鲁吉亚电力大使, 佐治亚电力公司公民, and the 密西西比权力 Community Connection. 这些组织致力于教育, 环境, 社区与经济发展, 他们支持医院, 库, 避难所, 食物银行, 养老院, 孩子的家庭, 非营利组织. 总的来说, thousands of our employees and retirees freely give more than 85,000 hours annually for positive works to improve the communities we serve.