2022 Moving-to-Equity Report - Flipbook - Page 12
Mentoring, developing and partnering with diverse suppliers while collaborating
with business unit leaders across the company to identify opportunities for diverse
businesses to work with us.
Southern Company has a goal of increasing our
total diverse spending to 30% by 2025. We have
increased our spending with diverse businesses
to 28% through 2022. We have also supported
programs that mentor and develop diverse and
small businesses and are further driving equity
through our majority-owned supplier base.
work in 2022
Program connects 31 diverse business
proteges with Southern Company mentors
The Supplier Diversity Business Program that
connects 31 diverse business owners and leaders
with more than 50 mentors from across Southern
Company continued in 2022.
The 18-month program helps Southern Company
build strong partnerships with small and diverse
businesses and increases diverse supplier visibility.
The program is yielding results for the proteges.
One example is D&R Construction and Contracting,
LLC, which was first awarded a $70,000 job at
Plant Scherer in Georgia in 2020. Since then, their
business with our company has grown to more
than $3.3 million in 2022, with work on multiple
generation and hydro projects while also serving on
the Southern Safety Tri-Lateral committee.
“Their story is one that we want to replicate for
other diverse suppliers as we strive to make doing
| 2022 Moving to Equity Report