Our 2030 Goals
As the UK and Ireland's clean energy champion, the SSE Group has set four fundamental goals for 2030 focused on addressing the challenge of climate change and supporting the transition to a net zero future.
The 2030 Goals address climate change at their core and are linked to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. First set in 2019, the 2030 Goals were refreshed in February 2022 to increase ambition and drive faster decarbonisation.
In SSE Thermal, we’ll help deliver on these goals by reducing the carbon intensity of our energy generation, complementing the growth of renewables with flexible thermal capacity, and championing the Just Transition.
This will help us achieve our vision of becoming the leading provider of flexible thermal energy in a net zero world.
Measuring our impact
Powering change at Peterhead
Peterhead Carbon Capture Power Station will deliver major socio-economic benefits at a local, Scottish and UK level according to our ‘Powering the Next Generation’ report. Published in May 2022, the report looks at the proposed development from SSE Thermal and Equinor, which would connect into transport and storage infrastructure being developed by the Scottish Cluster. The new plant would not only help us to meet net zero targets, it will also ensure a fair and just transition – one of SSE’s key 2030 goals.Read our Peterhead report
Capturing Keadby's potential
Our Keadby 3 socio-economic report, published in April 2022, highlights the potential local, regional, and national benefits of the Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station project, which is being developed by SSE Thermal and Equinor. The proposed plant would connect into the East Coast Cluster’s CO2 transport and storage infrastructure, which underpins plans to decarbonise the UK's most carbon-intensive region. Keadby 3 is designed to accelerate the UK's journey to net zero, while ensuring a just transition for workers and communities.Read our Keadby 3 report
Zero tolerance of modern slavery
SSE has zero tolerance of modern slavery in all its different forms both in its business and its supply chain. SSE has produced a Modern Slavery Statement and takes steps to ensure that modern slavery is not present in its supply chain. SSE undertakes a risk assessment of the goods and services it procures and seeks to mitigate any risks identified through training its procurement and commercial managers and gathering greater information from high-risk supply partners.SSE Modern Slavery Statement