Partnerships and Memberships

Working with partners for the benefit of mutually agreed outcomes is an important feature of SSE’s approach and our ability to achieve our sustainable business goals. Achieving sustainable outcomes and creating value for both shareholders and society requires mature relationships between SSE and our stakeholders.

We also benefit from many partnerships, both large and small, where we work with organisations in the pursuit of shared goals. Our key partnerships, memberships and pledges are detailed below, along with our shared objectives which help us contribute to society.

Member since

Shared objective for society

Living Wage

2013

Reducing in-work poverty

Living Hours

2021

Reducing in-work poverty

Fair Tax Mark

2014

Creating a culture of pride and transparency in corporation tax

UNGC

2018

The alignment of business strategies and operation with universal principles

Valuable 500

2020

Act on the structural inequalities against people with disabilities

Future of the Corporation

2018

Being equipped to deal with the challenges of our future and how it can make society better for everyone

Equal Approach

2017

The measurement and embedding of inclusion and supporting inclusive talent

Business in the community - Ireland

2015

Bringing about a sustainable low-carbon economy and a more inclusive society where everyone thrives

Institute of Business Ethics

2016

The achievement of high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values

Social Mobility Pledge

2019

Taking steps to boost opportunity and social mobility

Barnardo's

2008

To support the employability and work opportunities for young people not in education, employment or training

PWC Tech She Can

2020

Inspiring and educating young girls and women to get into tech careers and sharing best practice

Career Ready

2013

To support young people to get ready for the workplace following education

Utilities Sector Modern Slavery Working Group

2020

To collaborate with other organisations in the sector to address modern slavery risks

EP100

2019

Increasing energy efficiency, and net zero

EV100

2019

Aiming to make electric vehicles (EVs) ‘the new normal’ by 2030

Supply Chain Sustainability School

2020

Helping suppliers and industries address and mitigate sustainability issues

The Skills Accord

2016

To promote investment in training and skills development through procurement practices

The Low Carbon Pledge

2018

To reach the global carbon reduction targets set in the Paris Agreement and maintain global temperatures at less than 2C below pre-industrial levels

The Elevate Pledge

2021

Focusing on driving greater diversity and inclusion in the workplace

RenewableUK

2001

Promoting a decarbonised energy building powered by clean electricity

Wind Energy Ireland

2002

Promoting a decarbonised energy building powered by clean electricity

Scottish Renewables

2007

Promoting a decarbonised energy building powered by clean electricity

RenewableNI

2011

Promoting a decarbonised energy building powered by clean electricity

Global Wind Energy Council

2021

Promoting a decarbonised energy building powered by clean electricity

SSE is a signatory on the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

SSE is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the largest corporate sustainability initiative promoting responsible business practices. As a signatory, SSE is guided by the Ten Principles of the UNGC, focused on the environment, human rights, labour and anti-corruption, into its approach to business. The performance disclosed within this report outlines our progress against these Principles. The UNGC seeks to catalyse action in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from its signatory companies. We align key performance indicators to international non-financial reporting standards and frameworks. This includes individual targets of the UN's SDGs and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework.