Management System Certification

Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015

SSE plc is certified under ISO 9001:2015 for specific business areas which include Networks, Metering, Telecommunications, Large Capital Projects (LCP), Customer Service, Generation Engineering Centre and SSE Contracting.


Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2004

SSE is certified under ISO 14001:2004 for:

  • The generation of electricity*
  • The generation and supply of heat*
  • The nationwide provision of energy related contracting services; and
  • Gas storage

Transition to the 2015 version of ISO 14001 is currently in progress.

*At its principal thermal and renewable generation facilities

Occupational Health and Safety OHSAS 18001:2007

SSE is certified under OHSAS 18001:2007 for operation of the corporate occupational health and safety management system to support SSE Group risk management activities.  Specific sites and businesses are certified as part of the corporate certification; Airtricity Utility Solutions, Fiddlers Ferry Power Station, Home Services and SSE Enterprise Contracting.


Information Security Standard ISO 27001: 2005

SSE Telecommunications are certified to the Information Security Standard ISO 27001: 2005.


Asset Management ISO 55001: 2014

Southern Electric Power Distribution, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission and Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution are certified to the Asset Management Standard ISO 55001:2014.

The business areas detailed above are subject to both internal and external audit of the relevant management systems. External audit and certification is provided by SGS UK.