2017 241 6 panel broc for web final - Flipbook - Page 2
At Southern Company, we take great pride in developing strong, longterm and trusting relationships with suppliers that will help drive value
for our company and our customers.
Our customer base of more than 9 million customers is quite diverse.
Our mission is to reflect that diversity in the suppliers that help energize
Southern Company and its subsidiaries are committed to supply chain
diversity across the Southeast.
Supplier Diversity Values
Demonstrated Commitment + Collaborative Engagement = Value Creation
Build awareness around our
Company’s commitment to a
diversified supply chain.
Comply with all requirements,
guidelines, and procedures of
Hold ourselves accountable
through aggressive performance
Administer effective processes
for measuring and reporting
diverse spend performance both
externally and internally.
Leverage diversity when
evaluating sourcing opportunities.
Engage with our internal business
partners by recruiting quality,
reliable, competitive diverse
suppliers who can meet or exceed
their operational needs.
Create an inclusive environment
across stakeholder groups that
capitalizes on the value of
Seek suppliers who can provide
our business units with innovative,
cost effective solutions to
Drive value to our customers
and build supplier partnerships
that foster innovation and create
economic opportunity in the
communities we serve.
Provide mentoring opportunities
that strengthen and grow diverse
Focus on Tier II opportunities
which provide both contracting
and development opportunities
for small and diverse businesses.