SSE has an essential purpose at its core - providing the energy people and businesses need to survive. We have a responsibility to ensure this need is met in a sustainable way, both now and for the long term.
SSE has published its first 'Being Responsible' annual review which puts in one place all the data and information its customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders may require in order to understand SSE's responsible approach to managing its activities.
SSE's Chief Executive, Alistair Phillips-Davies, explains why this review is an important step in explaining how SSE's responsible approach means it is making a contribution that goes 'beyond the bottom line'.
Top Marks for Managing Climate Change
In the 2014 CDP Annual Report - one of the most important annual assessments of how large companies impact on climate change - SSE achieved an 'A' rating for its performance in reducing carbon emissions during 2013/14.
To find out more visit news and views, and to see SSE's 2013/14 CDP submission click here.
The right thing to do
Responsible employers treat their employees well and reward them with a decent rate of pay. SSE is one of the UK’s largest Living Wage employers and that means our employees – and increasingly our contractors – earn an hourly rate that exceeds the national minimum wage.
SSE believes the Living Wage makes an important contribution to reducing in-work poverty throughout the UK.
Paying our fair share
As a provider of an essential service SSE has a responsibility to contribute to the societies in which we operate. Paying the appropriate amount of tax is core to this.
So we’re proud to be the first FTSE 100 company to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark.
Being responsible, making a difference
Shareholders allow us to exist; but it's our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we live, work and operate, who allow us to be successful. So shareholders need us to do the right thing.
This video highlights some of the actions SSE has taken to ensure it has a positive impact on people's lives.