SSE's core purpose is to provide the energy people need in a reliable and sustainable way.

In delivering this essential service, SSE has a responsibility to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders to ensure this need is met in a responsible way. Sustainability is embedded throughout all of SSE's different business operations. For us, it is simply about being responsible in all that we do.

At SSE, we're committed to two-way, multi-channel engagement with stakeholders. We believe that ongoing stakeholder engagement is central in ensuring that SSE is a responsible business. If you would like any further information, or have any feedback, on SSE's sustianbaility activities on the island of Ireland, please get in touch at


Sustainability Report 2018 Frontcover


SSE’s Sustainability Report 2018 discloses information on the most material economic, social and environmental impacts SSE's business activities have on the world outside it. Designed to be the sister document to the Annual Report 2018, it demonstrates the way SSE creates value for shareholders and society in a sustainable way.

The scope of this report is generally focused on performance data for the financial year ending 31 March 2018. On occasion the report refers to activities of joint ventures and in these instances it is made clear this is the case. In 2018, SSE sought assurance on its carbon and water data from professional services firm PwC. PwC also undertook the economic analysis of SSE’s contribution to the UK and Irish economies.

SSE has also published an update on its sustainability performance and initiatives undertaken during the first half of the 2018/19 financial year in its Half-year Sustainability Statement 2018.