Supporting action on climate change

CDP has again recognised SSE as a leader for its actions and disclosure on climate change.  

SSE was awarded a score of A- in recognition of its significant reduction in carbon emissions in 2015/16.

Our total carbon emissions fell by 22% in 2015/16 compared to the previous year, contributing to our challenging target to halve the carbon intensity of the electricity we generate between 2006 and 2020.

Martin Pibworth, SSE’s Managing Director, Wholesale, said “SSE is working hard to reduce its  carbon emissions, achieving a year-on-year reduction since 2010. This result reflects the billions we have invested in renewable generation and the infrastructure that supports it.

“The score builds on SSE’s commitment to effectively manage and disclose its risks and opportunities related to climate change, and SSE is proud to have featured as a leading company with CDP for the last nine years.”

Since the Paris agreement, expectations for companies to lead on the transition to a lower carbon economy have heightened and international coalitions of investors are requesting greater transparency on climate risk at AGMs of the world’s biggest polluters. To respond to this scrutiny, SSE has for the first time  published a Half-year Sustainability Statement which discloses more information on its approach to climate change. SSE will be disclosing more information on how the Paris Agreement will impact its business activities over the long term.

SSE has also signed up to support CDP’s ‘Commit to Action’ campaign to help create platforms to drive a low carbon economy.