Dividends and our scrip scheme
We believe that our first responsibility to shareholders is to give them a return on their investment through the payment of dividends. We aim to do this by successfully fulfilling our core purpose, which is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way.
Receiving and investing dividends is by far the biggest source of investor return over the long term. Our commitment to the dividend, and the long-term outlook it requires, has delivered for shareholders.
SSE has delivered a dividend increase every year since 1999. Not only that, but we are ranked firmly in the top 10 among continuing FTSE 100 companies for Total Shareholder Return over that period.
We aim to increase the dividend ever year by at least Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation.