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Southern Company is an energy generator and distributor. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Company’s operations include generation plants, high-voltage transmission lines, low-voltage distribution lines, and customer sales and service. Southern Company’s generation segment also constructs, acquires, and manages generation assets and sells electricity on the wholesale market. The Company serves customers in Georgia, Alabama, and parts of Florida and Mississippi.

Ticker: SO ISIN: US8425871071
Address: Southern Company, USA, Atlanta, GA, 30308 Website: Southern Company
Phone #: 1-404-5065000 CSR Web Area: SUBSCRIPTION INFO

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Southern Company 55 48 58 59 54
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Southern Company 43% 17% 53% 50% 53%
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All company average 54 56 56 58 55 56
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All company average 57 60 57 49 55 52
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Overall database 747 8.1 117 1.3
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Proxy resolution for the company http://www.asyousow.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/southerncompany2014coal.pdf# Web address for the resolution
Resolution Status Withdrawn Status of the company's multiple shareholder resolutions.
Resolution Summary Shareholders request that the Southern Company prepare a report, reviewed by a board committee of independent directors, on policies the company could adopt to take additional near-term actions to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions consistent with t(…) Individual resolution summary page
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Brand Value 2013 11.095 3754.461 67875.2014 NA
BSI 50 81.753 89.6275 NA
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Brand Rating 2013 BBB AAA- AAA+ NA
Enterprise Value 2013 0 58934.4933 435750.9811
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Brand Value / Enterprise Value (%) 0.009 0.0667 1.07 NA
Brand Value 2014 10 3754.461 87304 A brand strength is assessed by using our Brand Strength Index framework. This benchmarks the strength, risk and future potential of a brand relative to its competitors by assessing input measures, brand equity measures, and output performance across four
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0. Further Information NA NA NA NA
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA With 4.4 million customers and more than 43,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast United States. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns NA NA
5.1e Identified climate change risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Regulation of greenhouse gases could lead to additional compliance costs and costs related to unit retirements which could affect results of operations, cash flows, and financial condition if such costs are not recovered through regulated rates. Higher c NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA Any reasonably foreseeable physical climate parameters are within the wide band that Southern Company anticipates in order to operate its business currently. The operating results of Southern Company, the traditional operating companies, and Southern Powe NA NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
6.1a Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in regulation? NA No NA NA
6.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA NA
6.1c Identified climate change opportunities that are driven by changes in physical climate parameters? NA No NA NA
14. Attachments NA NA NA NA
6.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA NA
6.1e Identified opportunities that are driven by changes in other climate-related developments? NA Yes NA NA
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA (i) Electric transportation, whether on-road or non-road, can help customers save money on fuel and maintenance costs, reduce their environmental impact, and contribute to our nation’s energy security. (ii) The Southern Company System is leading the nat NA NA
13. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Attachments NA NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA NA NA NA
11.1. Do you consider that the grid average factors used to report Scope 2 emissions in Question 8.3 reflect the contractual arrangements you have with electricity suppliers? NA NA NA NA
11.1a. You may report a total contractual Scope 2 figure in response to this question. Please provide your total global contractual Scope 2 GHG emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 0 NA 17902000 NA
11.2. Has your organization retired any certificates, e.g. Renewable Energy Certificates, associated with zero or low carbon electricity within the reporting year or has this been done on your behalf? NA No NA NA
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA The Southern Company System does not have a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target. However, the Southern Company System is committed to improving its environmental performance and the communities it serves by being a good environmental steward and wo NA NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No No Yes NA
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA NA NA NA
3.3c Number of methods used to drive investment in emissions reduction activities. 0 11 12 NA
3.3c. What methods do you use to drive investment in emissions reduction activities? NA Compliance with regulatory requirements/standards, Dedicated budget for energy efficiency, Dedicated budget for low carbon product R&D, Employee engagement, Financial optimization calculations, Internal price of carbon, Internal incentives/recognition pro NA NA
5. Attachments NA NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA Risks driven by changes in regulation; Risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments NA NA
5.1a Identified risks driven by changes in regulation? NA NA NA NA
5.1b. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA Although the outcome of federal, state, and international initiatives cannot be determined at this time, mandatory restrictions on the Southern Company System’s greenhouse gas emissions or requirements relating to renewable energy or energy efficiency at NA NA
14. Further Information NA Southern Company does not participate in any greenhouse gas emission trading schemes, but the Company actively particpates in the mature emissions trading markets in the United States for both sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide under provisions of the Cle NA NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board NA
1.1a. Please identify the position of the individual or name of the committee with this responsibility NA Southern Company’s Chief Environmental Officer, who is also the Senior Vice President of Research and Environmental Affairs, is responsible for Southern Company’s activities on climate change. He reports to the Southern Company Chief Operating Officer wh NA NA
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No No Yes NA
13. Further Information NA NA NA NA
13.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? Increased Decreased Decreased NA
13.1a (i) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state direction of change NA General Decrease NA NA
13.1a (ii) If absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) have increased, decreased or remained the same overall compared to the previous year, state the reason for the direction of change NA Decrease: Other NA NA
13.1a (iii) If emissions have increased, decreased or remained the same overall, provide the emissions value (%) NA Decrease: , Increase: , Emission value for which direction is not stated: NA NA
2012 Score 0 48 100 NA
2012 Performance Band E NA A NA
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA Southern Company engages with policy makers, specifically the U.S. Department of Energy, to further action on the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. This engagement happens through the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC). NCCC is a focal point of NA NA
8.8. Are carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion of biologically sequestered carbon (i.e. carbon dioxide emissions from burning biomass/biofuels) relevant to your company? No Yes Yes NA
8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.01 5000 27263000 NA
Management 4. Attachments NA https://www.cdproject.net/Sites/2012/51/18951/Investor CDP 2012/Shared Documents/Attachments/InvestorCDP2012/4.Communication/Southern Company's 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report Update.pdf NA NA
Management 4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? NA 3 NA NA
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA NA
2. Attachments NA NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA NA NA NA
5.1c Identified climate change risks driven by change in physical climate parameters? NA No NA NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA Integrated into multi-disciplinary company wide risk management processes NA NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA The Southern Company System has ongoing enterprise risk management and oversight processes as well as integrated planning processes that are intended to optimize risk management activities and responses across multiple risk areas. The Company conducts a NA NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No Yes Yes NA
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA The Southern Company System’s business strategy is focused on generating affordable and reliable electricity while being a good steward of the environment. The Southern Company System develops its environmental compliance strategy which includes the compr NA NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA NA NA NA
2.3. Do you engage with policy makers to encourage further action on mitigation and/or adaptation? No Yes Yes NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA NA NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No No Absolute and intensity targets NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years Yes NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA Southern Company does not consider itself to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation. Regulatory requirements related to climate change will require increased expenditures, resulting in increases in the price of electricity. NA NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA NA NA NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA The Southern Company System uses continuous emissions monitors (CEMs) to measure CO2 emissions from many of its electric generating units as required by the Acid Rain Program and uses the CH4 (methane) and N2O (nitrous oxide) emission factors listed in qu NA NA
7.1. Please provide your base year and base year emissions (Scopes 1 and 2) NA NA NA NA
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. NA USD($) NA NA
1. Attachments NA NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA NA NA NA
8.7. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 2 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
11.1b. Explain the basis of the alternative figure (see guidance) NA NA
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA NA
8.1. Please select the boundary you are using for your Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas inventory NA NA NA NA
8.2a. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 92 NA 231902967 NA
8.3a. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e 293 NA 8071070 NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA NA
8.6. Please indicate the verification/assurance status that applies to your Scope 1 emissions More than 0% but less than or equal to 20% NA More than 90% but less than or equal to 100% NA
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2.1. Are you able to identify which of your operations are located in water-stressed regions? No Response No Response 4 answers NA
0.4. Exclusions Are there any geographies, activities, facilities or types of water inputs/outputs within this boundary which are not included in your disclosure? NA Yes NA NA
2.2b. You may explain here why you are not able to identify which of your operations are located in regions subject to water stress or water-related risk and whether you have plans to explore this issue in the future No Response 3 answers 3 answers NA
0.4aList of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions-Transparency & Reporting No Response Answered Answered NA
1.1. Does your company have a water policy, strategy or management plan? No Yes Yes NA
2.1bPlease list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area NA United States of America/Just south of Albany, Georgia; bounded by 31°00’N, 31°30’N,/1 – 10United States of America/Metropolitan Orlando, Florida area; bounded by 28°0’N, 28°30’N, -81°0’W, and -81°30’W/1 – 10United States of America/Metropolitan Atlanta, NA NA
2.1bPlease list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area-Transparency & Reporting No Response 4 answers 4 answers NA
2.2. Do you use other indicators (besides water stress) to identify operations which are located in regions subject to water-related risk? NA NA NA NA
0.1. Introduction Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA Southern Company is one of the largest generators of electricity in the United States, serving retail customers in four Southeastern states. NA NA
0.2. Reporng Year Please state the start and end date of the year for which you are reporting data. 2.0. Enter the period that will be disclosed. NA 01-01-2011 - 31-12-2011 NA NA
0.3. Reporting Boundary Please indicate the category that describes the company, entities, or group for which you are reporting. NA Other: Steam electric generating plants over which operational control is exercised. NA NA
2.3. Please specify the total percentage of your operations that are located in the regions at risk which you identified in questions 2.1 and/or 2.2 NA Yes NA NA
2.4. Please specify the basis you use to calculate the percentages used for questions 2.1 and/or 2.2 NA FAO/AQUASTAT NA NA
1.1a. Please describe your policy, strategy or plan, including the highest level of responsibility for it within your company and its geographical reach-Transaprency & Reporting Australia/CCA's Water Policy covers all aspects of water related operations activities from both municipal and groundwater sources across the beverage and food businesses. Other: Southeastern United States/Our commitment to the environment and water-related responsibilities starts with the company's top executives, led by our Management Council, a team of senior officers responsible for establishing environmental policies, United States of America/We have a philosophy to limit water waste and a strategy to identify reduction opportunities from development through operations through supply chain. We build our stores to green building standards (LEED and Green Globes), and e NA
1.1b. Does the policy, strategy or plan specify water reduction, quality or efficiency targets or other water-related goals? NA Local NA NA
1.1bDoes the water policy, strategy or plan specify water-related targets or goals? No No Yes NA
0.4aList of Exclusions & Reason for Exclusions NA Water inputs/outputs are limited to the flows associated with operational use at steam electric generating plants over which operational control is exercised./Excluded water usage and withdrawals are not typically monitored and are estimated to represent NA NA
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0.3. Reporting Boundary Other: Steam electric generating plants over which operational control is exercised
0.4. Are there any geographies, activities, facilities or types of water inputs/outputs within this boundary which are not included in your disclosure? Yes
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1.1. Does your company have a water policy, strategy or management plan? No No Yes
1.1a. Please describe your policy, strategy or plan, including the highest level of responsibility for it within your company and its geographical reach-Transaprency & Reporting Australia/CCA's Water Policy covers all aspects of water related operations activities from both municipal and groundwater sources across the beverage and food businesses. NA United States of America/We have a philosophy to limit water waste and a strategy to identify reduction opportunities from development through operations through supply chain. We build our stores to green building standards (LEED and Green Globes), and e
1.1a. Please describe your policy, strategy or plan, including the highest level of responsibility for it within your company and its geographical reach-Transaprency & Reporting (value) NA
1.1b. Does the water policy, strategy or plan specify water-related targets or goals? No
1.1c. Description of Target/goal, its type and geographical reach -Transparency & Reporting NA
1.1c. Description of Target/goal, its type and geographical reach -Transparency & Reporting (value) NA
1.1d. You may explain here why your company does not have a water policy, strategy or plan and if you intend to put one in place. NA
1.2. What specific actions has your company taken to manage water resources or engage stakeholders in water-related issues and what are their outcomes?-Transparency & Reporting 2 answers
1.2. What specific actions has your company taken to manage water resources or engage stakeholders in water-related issues and what are their outcomes?-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
2.1. Are any of your operations located in water-stressed regions? Yes
2.1a. Please specify the method(s) you use to characterize water-stressed regions- Environmental policy & Reporting WBCSD
2.1a. Please specify the method(s) you use to characterize water-stressed regions- Environmental policy & Reporting (value) #NAME?
2.1b. Please list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area-Transparency & Reporting 2 answers
2.1b. Please list the water-stressed regions where you have operations and the percentage of your total operations in that area-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
2.2. Are there other indicators (besides water stress) which you wish to report that help you to identify which of your operations are located in regions subject to water-related risk? No
2.2a. Please list the relevant risk indicator of your total operations in that area-Environment Policy and Reporting NA
2.2b. You may explain here why you do not wish to report or why you do not use other indicators to identify which of your operations are located in regions subject to water-related risk. Regarding the use of other water-related risk indicators, the Southeastern United States is exposed to a number of meteorological phenomena that can cause or lead to flooding, including large-scale precipitation events, hurricanes and tropical storms, as
2.3. Please specify the total proportion of your operations that are located in the regions at risk which you identified in questions 2.1 and/or 2.2. 0 0.4 99
2.4. The basis to use to calculate the percentages used for questions 2.1 and/or 2.2 2 answers
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2.5. Do any of your key inputs or raw materials (excluding water) come from regions subject to water-related risk? Don't know
2.5a. Please state or estimate the percentage of your key water-intensive inputs (excluding water) that come from these regions-Transparency & Reporting NA
2.5b. You may explain here why you are not able to identify if any of your key inputs or raw materials come from regions subject to water-related risk and whether you have plans to explore this issue in the future. At the present time, Southern Company does not have a specific program in place to identify the water usage or water availability of our supply chain. We will continue to monitor the environmental risks associated with our fuel suppliers and evaluate on
3.1. Is your company exposed to water-related risks (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure? Yes
3.1a. Please describe the current and/or future risks to your operations, the ways in which these risks affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for managing them-Transparency & Reporting NA
3.1a. Please describe the current and/or future risks to your operations, the ways in which these risks affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for managing them-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
3.1b. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to any water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure. NA
3.1c. Please explain why you do not know if your company is exposed to any water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure, and your plans to assess this risk in the future. NA
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3.2. What methodology do you use to analyze water-related risk across your operations?-Transparency & Reporting Answered
3.2. What methodology do you use to analyze water-related risk across your operations? WRI Aqueduct tool, IPCC projections, usage data
3.3. Do you require your key suppliers to report on their water use, risks and management? No
3.4. Is your supply chain exposed to water-related risks (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure? Don't know
3.4b. Please explain why you do not consider your supply chain to be exposed to any water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure. NA
3.4c. Please explain why you do not know if your supply chain is exposed to water-related risks that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure, and your plans to assess this risk in the future. Through our fuel procurement and research and environmental affairs departments, we are aware of the regulatory and general water-related risks associated with our fuel supply chain. However, we do not currently track individual suppliers water-related r
4.1. Has your business experienced any detrimental impacts related to water in the past five years? No
4.1. Please describe any detrimental impacts to business related to water your company has faced in the past five years, their financial impacts and whether they have resulted in any changes to company practices- Transparency & Reporting Answered
5.1. Do water-related issues present opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure? Yes
5.1a. Please describe the current and/or future opportunities, the ways in which these opportunities affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for exploiting them-Environmental Policy & Reporting 3 answers
5.1a. Please describe the current and/or future opportunities, the ways in which these opportunities affect or could affect your operations and your current or proposed strategies for exploiting them-Environmental Policy & Reporting (value) #NAME?
5.1b. Please explain why you do not consider water-related issues to present opportunities to your company that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure or supply chain. NA
5.1c. Please explain why you do not know whether water-related issues present opportunities to your company that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operation, revenue or expenditure. NA
6.1. Has your company identified any linkages or trade-offs between water and carbon emissions in its operations or supply chain? Yes
6.1a. Please describe the linkages or trade-offs between water and carbon emissions in its operations or supply chain?--Transparency & Reporting 2 answers
6.1a. Please describe the linkages or trade-offs and the related management policy or action between water and carbon emissions in its operations or supply chain?-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
7.1. Are you able to provide data, whether measured or estimated, on water withdrawals within your operations? Yes
7.1a. Please report the water withdrawals within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting 0
7.1a. Please report the water withdrawals within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting (value) 0
7.1b. Please explain why you are not able to provide data for water withdrawals. NA
7.2. Are you able to provide data, whether measured or estimated, on water recycling/reuse within your operations? Yes
7.2a. Please report the water recycling/reuse within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting 3 answers
7.2a. Please report the water recycling/reuse within your operations for the reporting year-Transparency & Reporting (value) #NAME?
7.2b. Please explain why you are not able to provide data for water recycling/reuse within your operations. NA
7.2b. Please explain why you are not able to provide data for water recycling/reuse within your operations-Transparency & Reporting No Response
7.3. Please use this space to describe the methodologies used for questions 7.1 and 7.2 or to report withdrawals or recycling/reuse in a different format to that set out above. NA
7.3. Please use this space to describe the methodologies used for questions 7.1 and 7.2 or to report withdrawals or recycling/reuse in a different format to that set out above-Transparency & Reporting No Response
7.4. Are any water sources significantly affected by your company's withdrawal of water? No
7.4a. Please list any water sources significantly affected by your company's withdrawal of water. NA
7.4b. You may explain here why your company's withrawal of water does not significantly affect any water sources. Southern Company's steam electric plants are regulated by state and federal agencies on their water withdrawals and discharges. As a component of the permitting process, our impact on the source waterbody is evaluated to ensure that neither the water wit
7.4b. You may explain here why your company's withrawal of water does not significantly affect any water sources-Transparency & reporting Answered
7.4c. Please explain why you do not know if any water sources are significantly affected by your company's withdrawal of water. NA
8.1. Are you able to identify discharges of water from your operations by destination, by treatment method and by quantity and quality using standard effluent parameters? Yes
8.1a. Please explain why you are not able to identify discharges from your operations by destination, treatment method , quantity and quality, and whether you have any plans to put in place systems that would enable you to do so. NA NA
8.2. Did your company pay any penalties or fines for significant breaches of discharge agreements or regulations in the reporting period? No NA
8.2a. Please describe the quality, quantity and destination of the water that was the subject of the significant breach(es), the associated fines and any actions taken to minimise the risk of future non-compliance NA NA
8.3. Are any water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by discharges of water or runoff from your operations? No NA
8.3a. Please list any water bodies and related habitats which are significantly affected by discharge of water or runoff from your operations NA NA
8.3b. You may explain here why your company's discharge of water does not significantly affect any water bodies or associated habitats. Southern Company steam electric generating plants are regulated by state and federal agencies on their water withdrawals and discharges. As a component of the permitting process, our impact on the receiving water is evaluated to ensure that neither the w NA
8.3b. You may explain here why your company's discharge of water does not significantly affect any water bodies or related habitats-Tansparency & Reporting Answered NA
8.3c. Please explain why you do not know if any water bodies and associated habitats are significantly affected by discharge of water or runoff from your operations. NA NA
9.1. Please provide any available financial intensity values for your company's water use across its operations No response NA
9.1. Please provide any available financial intensity values for your company's water use across its operations (value) #NAME? NA
9.2. Please provide any available water intensity values for your company's products or services across its operations. #NAME? NA
Please enter the name of the individual that has signed off (approved) the response and their job title Howard Shelnutt Environmental Principal NA
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Ask Coal ash risk mitigation NA
Categories Coal; Coal Ash;Water Pollution NA
Filer Green Century Capital Management NA
Sector Electric Power NA
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Disclosure (Percent of Max 23 points) 0 13 100 NA
Grand Total (Percent of Max 69 points) 0 33 100 NA
Policies (Percent of Max 18 points) 0 78 100 NA
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Percent Minorities 0.08 0.22 0.59 DIVERSITY: Percentage of women and minorities in staff and managerial positions; employee perceptions that management treats everyone fairly regardless of race or gender.
Percent Minority Managers 0.02 0.13 0.58 DIVERSITY: Percentage of women and minorities in staff and managerial positions; employee perceptions that management treats everyone fairly regardless of race or gender.
Percent Minority Staff 0.08 0.24 0.63 DIVERSITY: Percentage of women and minorities in staff and managerial positions; employee perceptions that management treats everyone fairly regardless of race or gender.
Percent Promoted 0.03 0.05 0.24 CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Mentoring programs; tuition reimbursement for college classes and technical certifications; promotions within IT; employee satisfaction with tuition reimbursement, opportunities for career growth and management's involvement in career
Percent Turnover 0.01 0.05 0.21 RETENTION: Frequency of employee satisfaction surveys; turnover rate; promotions; morale; employee satisfaction with flexible hours, sabbaticals, and job-sharing and telecommuting programs.
Percent Women 0.16 0.24 0.46 DIVERSITY: Percentage of women and minorities in staff and managerial positions; employee perceptions that management treats everyone fairly regardless of race or gender.
Percent Women Managers 0.14 0.23 0.56 DIVERSITY: Percentage of women and minorities in staff and managerial positions; employee perceptions that management treats everyone fairly regardless of race or gender.
Training Budget 300 2447 7700 TRAINING: Number of training days; number of training programs; employee satisfaction with training and access to training; reimbursement for certification training; satisfaction with continuing education programs.
Training Days 2 5 18 TRAINING: Number of training days; number of training programs; employee satisfaction with training and access to training; reimbursement for certification training; satisfaction with continuing education programs.
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Reported Scope 3 Total (tCO2e) 670000000 - 0 Indicated the total reported Scope 3 (all other indirect emissions) of the company in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Where no Scope 3 emissions are reported, this is recorded as "No Data"
Scope 1+2 Intensity 11162.43 8305.65 0.3 Intensity is calculated by adding together a company's Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions and dividing by its turnover.
Global 800 Carbon Rank 800 535 1 Carbon Ranking of 800 international companies. Ranking is determined by EIO Methodology. See Source Info sheet for comments on it
No. of Scope 3 Categories Reported 1 - 15 This column indicates the number of Scope 3 Categories reported. Once placed into one of the four Disclosure Categories, companies are ranked by the number of Scope 3 categories disclosed.
Reported Scope 1+2 Total (tCO2e) 282000000 145000000 843 The total reported Scope 1 (all direct emissions) and Scope 2 (indirect electricity emissions) of the company in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol
Accepted or Inferred Scope 3 Intensity 8547.13 2610.97 64.51 Unless the company reports all 15 Scope 3 categories as defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard, an inferred figure based on the highest reported intensity for that sector, across the Global ET Universe, is shown
Category No Public Data Orange Public, Complete, and Verified data Companies are placed into one of four data or 'disclosure' categories: 1) Public, Complete, and Verified data; 2) Public, Complete, and Unverified data; 3) Public, Incomplete, Verified or Unverified data; 4) No Public Data
Combined Scope 1+2+3 Intensity 12161.68 9611.14 34.24 Combined Scope 1+2_3 Intensity is calculated by adding together a company's Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions at 100% (disclosed or inferred) + 50% of Scope 3 emissions (disclosed or inferred).
Market Value ($Million) 1667.87 37420 358143.1 A company's market value, or market capitalism (number of shares times x share price). This value was taken on 23.08.2011
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ceo:numberOfRatings 1 41 4026 The number of ratings of the CEO
ceo:pctApprove 0 88 100 Percent of ratings of the CEO that were approving
ceo:title NA The title of the company's CEO
employer:numberOfRatings 1 79 6549 The number of Glassdoor users who have rated this company as a place to work.
Glassdoor Employer Ratings 1 3.7 5 The Top Companies for Work-Life Balance list is based on employee feedback shared in company reviews on Glassdoor.
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Guidelines NA GRI - Referenced NA This field indicates which version of the GRI Guidelines is used for the reporting. As of publication year 2009, GRI only includes reporting that makes use of the G3 Guidelines, which were released in October 2006.
Integrated No No Yes GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Publication Year 2013 GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
Region NA Northern America NA Region the organization operates in.
Report Html Address NA http://www.southerncompany.com/what-doing/corporate-responsibility/report-parameters.cshtml NA URL of the report location.
Report Pdf Address NA NA NA Location of a PDF version of the report.
Report Title NA 2012 Corporate Responsbility Report NA Title of the report.
Sector NA Energy Utilities NA Industry sector.
Sector Supplements (Final) NA NA NA This field indicates if the reporting organization has made use of one of the final Sector Supplements and which one. If ‘not used’ is indicated, it means that one of the final Sector Supplements is applicable, but has not been used. If ‘not applicable’ i
Size NA Large NA GRI currently has two classifications for defining organization size: 'SME' and 'Large'. SME stands for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises. GRI follows the definition for SMEs as set by the European Union: SMEs have 250 employees or less and have a yearl
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Carbon Productivity 0.003 0.09 0.97 GHG Productivity defined as Revenue ($US) / Total Greenhouse gas (GHG) Emissions (CO2e).
Newsweek Green Score 0.014 0.153 0.851 This score is derived from the following component scores: an Energy Productivity,Carbon Productivity, Water Productivity, Waste Productivity, Reputation, Pay Link, Sustainability Themed Committee, Audit ; weighted at 45 percent, 45 percent, and 10 percen
Pay Link No Yes Yes A mechanism to link the remuneration of any member of a company's senior executive team with the achievement of environmental performance targets.
Rank 500 347 1
Reputation 0.005 0.113 1.0 The Reputation score is made up of two components: (1) The RepRisk Index, which is a quantitative measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company exposure to ESG risks. (2) The second component is based on the number of environmental issues that
Sustainability Themed Committee No No Yes The existence of a committee at the Board of Directors level whose mandate is related to the sustainability of the company, including but not limited to environmental matters.
Water Productivity 0.028 0.112 0.992 Water Productivity is defined as Revenue ($US) / Total water use (m3).
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Carbon Productivity 0.015 0.09 0.963 GHG Productivity defined as Revenue ($US) / Total Greenhouse gas (GHG) Emissions (CO2e).
Newsweek Green Score 0.0 0.153 0.843 This score is derived from the following component scores: an Energy Productivity,Carbon Productivity, Water Productivity, Waste Productivity, Reputation, Pay Link, Sustainability Themed Committee, Audit ; weighted at 45 percent, 45 percent, and 10 percen
Pay Link No Yes Yes A mechanism to link the remuneration of any member of a company's senior executive team with the achievement of environmental performance targets.
Rank 500 422 1
Reputation 0.005 0.113 1 The Reputation score is made up of two components: (1) The RepRisk Index, which is a quantitative measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company exposure to ESG risks. (2) The second component is based on the number of environmental issues that
Sustainability Themed Committee No No Yes The existence of a committee at the Board of Directors level whose mandate is related to the sustainability of the company, including but not limited to environmental matters.
Water Productivity 0.012 0.112 0.992 Water Productivity is defined as Revenue ($US) / Total water use (m3).
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Corporate Governance 3 1.2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Current RRI 86 19 0 The RepRisk Index (RRI) is a quantitative risk measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company's exposure to controversial environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It does not measure a company's overall reputation, but rather is an indicator of their reputational risk.The Current RRI value indicates the current level of criticism about a company.
Employee Relations 3 0.2 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Environmental FootPrint 3 3 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
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Weighted score 1.2 3.0 5.9

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