Our 2030 goals
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 in the UK and Ireland.
These goals, which are linked to the UN’s global goals for sustainable development (the SDGs), put environmental, economic, and social sustainability at the heart of our business strategy.
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 assets, 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
SSE’s annual Sustainability Report discloses information on the most material economic, social and environmental impacts the company's activities had each year. Designed to be the sister document to the Annual Report, it demonstrates the way the SSE Group creates value for shareholders and society in a sustainable way. For more information on SSE's policies and reporting in relation to sustainability, please visit the SSE Group website at sse.com/who-we-are/sustainability.SSE Sustainability Report 2020
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
UN Global Compact
SSE recognises the need for companies to align their strategies and operations with universal principles, if they are to create value in a sustainable way. In 2018, SSE became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, committing to take action that advances societal goals. As a signatory, SSE commits to incorporating the Ten Principles of the UNGC, focused on the environment, human rights, labour and anti-corruption, into its strategy and business operations.