business the right way
How we do our work is just as important as what we do. Our Values guide our behavior and ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do. They guide us to make every decision, every day, the right way.
We believe the safety of our employees and customers is paramount. We will perform and maintain every job, every day, safely.
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. We will continue our strong focus on innovative solutions, improving how we run our business and our commitment to environmental stewardship.
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.
Code of Ethics
Our Code of Ethics guides our behavior and makes Our Values come to life every day. Ethics means more than just obeying laws and following policies. It means taking personal responsibility. All employees have a duty to act and speak out when we see a possible violation. Some of the principles of governance from the Code are highlighted below.
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Compliance with Laws and Regulations
Our reputation for doing the right thing is a valuable asset. We respect and comply with all laws and regulations. We also comply with company policies and the Code of Ethics. We provide training and resources to meet these expectations.
We are prudent with company funds. All business records and accounts will be complete, accurate and based on proper accounting principles. The records will be maintained as required by law and company policies.
We maintain appropriate internal controls to prevent and detect fraud. We will make full, fair, correct and timely disclosures in financial reports and other public communications.
Conflict of Interest
We avoid conflicts of interest. Our goal is to avoid even the appearance of a conflict between our work and personal interests.
We respect and protect the confidential information of our company, customers, employees, vendors and partners. We do not use confidential information in ways that conflict with laws, regulations or contracts.
We value and encourage citizenship. Employees have the freedom to choose whether or not to support political candidates, parties or positions, or to engage in political activities.
Political Engagement and Support
Alabama Power was founded for the benefit of our state. For more than a century, serving our customers and communities has been at the center of everything we do. We do have a long history of engaging in public policy efforts that affect our customers, our employees, and the utility industry while promoting economic growth and development in Alabama. Our bipartisan efforts are regularly evaluated to ensure they adhere to the values we follow as a business – honesty, respect, fairness, integrity and the value of diversity.
The results of the 2020 census are critical to Alabama’s future. It directly affects federal representation and the state’s share of federal aid. That’s why Alabama Power partnered with the United States Census Bureau and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs on Alabama Counts. While the global pandemic halted field operations for months, partners strategically shifted tactics to extend reach on digital platforms. An accurate count can help our communities by advancing education, infrastructure and economic development opportunities. Alabama finished with an overall household response rate of 99.9%. We stand behind this effort because that’s what’s good for Alabama.
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Investing in the future
Alabama Power is developing sustainable, accessible, cost-effective energy solutions that serve our customers in the best way possible. This includes building a diverse generation portfolio, installing environmental controls and advancing energy technology. We are committed to creating the clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy future that our customers trust us to deliver.
Alabama Power is a part of Southern Company’s industry-leading sustainable financing framework, which provides us an option to issue sustainable financial instruments (i.e. Green Bonds, Social Bonds and Sustainability Bonds) and allocate the net proceeds to investments in eligible green and social project categories that align with our sustainability goals.