SSE's core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way.
In delivering this essential service, SSE has a responsibility to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders to ensure this need is met in a responsible way. Sustainability is embedded throughout all of SSE's different business operations. For us, it is simply about being responsible in all that we do.
To find out specific details about how we are doing this in Ireland, click here.
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR ACTIONS
SSE's Sustainability Report 2016 contains information about SSE's responsible approach to managing its social, environmental and economic impacts to ensure the long-term viability of the business. With a focus on the 2015/16 financial year, it reports information surrounding SSE's most material impacts and discusses key policits and issues which affect the company. The report acts as a supplement to SSE's Annual Report, providing a greater level of detail for its customers, employees, investors and other stakeholders.
Cleaning up our act
On behalf of 822 global institutional investors, CDP requests information from thousands of the world’s largest companies on greenhouse gas emissions, and the risks and opportunities of climate change.
In 2014/15, SSE was awarded a disclosure score of 100% and a performance rating of ‘B’ from CDP. We also achieved a 34% reduction in carbon emissions from the previous year – our largest reduction yet.
You can view SSE’s 2014/15 CDP submission here.
The right thing to do
SSE is one of the UK’s largest Living Wage employers, meaning our employees earn an hourly rate that exceeds the national living wage. Since April 2014, SSE has been rolling out the Living Wage across its supply chain. By 2020, when all SSE’s contracts are expected to contain a Living Wage Claus, roughly 800 full-time workers will have received a salary increase.
Read more about out the Living Wage in SSE’s supply chain here.
Paying our fair share
Since 2014, SSE has remained the only FTSE 100 company with the Fair Tax Mark – an independent accreditation for businesses that proactively demonstrate they pay the right tax, in the right place at the right time. We hope to have set a new benchmark in corporate disclosure making our tax affairs more transparent, clear and accessible.
You can read more about our approach to tax in the reporting and policy section.