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.
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 policies 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.
SSE achieves its largest ever reduction in carbon emissions
In the 2015 CDP Annual Report, SSE was awarded a disclosure score of 100% and a ‘B’ rating for its performance in reducing carbon emissions by 34% during 2014/15, its largest reduction yet.
The right thing to do
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.
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.