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Southern Company

Southern Company is a publicly listed company headquartered in the United States of America. In 2022 its revenue was USD 29.28 billion. The company’s electricity business comprises three traditional electric utilities companies, and Southern Power, which develops, constructs, acquires, owns and manages power generation assets.
Ranking position
#28 /68
Total score
29.7 /100

16.6 /60
Core social indicators
5.0 /20
Just transition
8.1 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
6.6 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
  • Trend line is up
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank


#1 23.3 /100 #25

Material investment

#1 40.1 /100 #11

Intangible investment

#1 0.0 /100 #26

Sold products

#1 28.7 /100 #15


#1 56.6 /100 #22

Supplier engagement

#1 0.0 /100 #43

Client engagement

#1 16.3 /100 #34

Policy engagement

#1 33.0 /100 #34

Business model

#1 48.8 /100 #14
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Act Assessment

Leading Practices

No leading practices were identified for this company.

Risks and Opportunities


Southern Company receives a trend score of -. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely decrease. Southern Company’s current renewable energy capacity of approximately 12 gigawatts (GW) represents just 28% of its total capacity, while gas represents half of its capacity. However, the company plans to increase its total renewable energy capacity and reduce its coal capacity and is also investing in low-carbon technology and research and development (R&D). Regardless, unless Southern Company reconsiders its intention to rely on gas it is not projected to align with its 1.5°C pathway.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

Social assessment

Just transition assessment

Core Social Assessment

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  1. 2020
  2. 2021

More about the company

Atlanta, GA, United States of America
Group revenue
US$ 29,279 million (FY2022)
Group employees
27,700 (FY2022)
Publicly listed
Installed capacity
51.2 GW
Company filing name
Southern Company

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