Doing the right thing – a guide to ethical business conduct

DTRTAs SSE employees we support and value our colleagues and enjoy working together in an open and honest way. To do that, we have to understand what is right and wrong and operate to the same ethical standard. However, it is possible that people, or even teams, within SSE do not always conduct themselves to this standard.

SSE’s guide to ethical business conduct booklet provides the basis from which our employees are guided in terms of ethical business behaviour. The main principles of the guide are – speaking up, doing no harm, trading fairly, respecting each other and being open and accountable.

Whistleblowing policy: Speak Up

We want employees to 'do the right thing' and speak up if they become aware of any colleagues who are not working to the high standards we expect.

We have enhanced our whistleblowing procedures through the introduction of an externally hosted ‘Speak Up’ phone line and email service, so our employees can be confident that there will be no personal implications if they report wrongdoing about a colleague’s conduct or the company’s practices.

Assurance of Carbon and Water Data

PwC assured SSE’s carbon and water data for the financial year 2015/16 to the standards ISAE3000 and ISAE3410.

Set out is the criteria used by SSE to collect and report its carbon and water data.