Sustainability

Beatrice Windfarm

SSE's vision is to be a leading energy provider in a low-carbon world

To achieve this, its strategy is to create value for shareholders and society from developing, owning and operating energy and related infrastructure and services in a sustainable way.

We have set four fundamental goals for 2030 which put sustainability at heart of SSE’s business strategy. These goals aren’t just important to SSE, they matter to everyone – that’s why they are directly linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

SSE encourages and welcomes feedback on its sustainability strategy, priorities and performance. Please email sustainability@sse.com with any comments.

Building a better world of energy

SSE’s Sustainability Report 2019 discloses information on the most material economic, social and environmental impacts SSE's business activities had during 2018/19. Designed to be the sister document to the Annual Report 2019, it demonstrates the way SSE creates value for shareholders and society in a sustainable way. The 2019 report includes information on key initiatives, including: increased governance around sustainability at SSE; the quantification of the financial impact of some of SSE’s key climate risks and opportunities; and SSE’s commitment to become one of the first organisations to gain the new Living Hours accreditation in the UK.

You can also find a short summary report of SSE’s sustainability impacts over 2019/20 here.

Supporting the low-carbon transition

SSE’s business strategy addresses the challenge of climate change at its core. Our aim is to contribute significantly to the low-carbon transition in the UK and Ireland. SSE is doing this in two key ways: through significant investment in its own renewable energy portfolio; and enabling more renewable generation to connect to its electricity network.

In addition to detailed carbon disclosure in our annual Sustainability Reports and CDP Climate Change submissions, SSE has assessed the resilience its business to different climate-related scenarios in its ‘Transition to net zero’ and ‘Post Paris’ reports