Southern

Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Southern doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 33

Southern has a DitchCarbon Score of 33 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that the company has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to more sustainable peers. To improve, Southern would need to implement strategies to reduce its carbon footprint and enhance its environmental impact.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

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Very high

Southern is a company in the energy generation and distribution industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of low. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

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Very high

A company located in the southern region of the US operates in an area with a low carbon intensity rating, indicating a smaller carbon footprint for energy used. This regional advantage supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall environmental impact.
2.56%

...this company is doing 2.56% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1912 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Southern Company is a leading entity in the energy generation and distribution industry. It operates electric utilities in four states, gas distribution in seven states, and offers a range of services including wholesale energy, fiber optics, and wireless communications. Southern Company is committed to providing clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy, while actively supporting community growth and development.

Good news, Southern has committed to SBTi climate action goals

Southern has pledged to align its operations with the Science Based Targets initiative to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This commitment means the company is taking actionable steps to limit global warming and contribute to international climate goals.

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