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SSE plc is a UK-listed energy company that operates throughout the UK and Ireland. Our purpose is to provide energy needed today while building a better world of energy for tomorrow.

Our vision is to be a leading energy provider in a net zero world.

We are a leading generator of renewable electricity in the UK and Ireland and one of the largest electricity network companies in the UK.

We have set four fundamental goals for 2030, directly linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which put sustainability at heart of SSE’s business strategy.

Our 2030 Goals are:

We believe that the net zero transition should be delivered in a fair and just way. Our Just Transition strategy outlines the principles which we will implement to support employees, consumers, communities and suppliers as we transition towards net zero.

Sustainability and Supply Chain

With over 10,000 suppliers and a £7.5bn investment plan across the five years to 2025, we need to work with our supply chain partners to achieve our business goals.

That’s why we have worked hard to help improve the social and environmental sustainability of SSE’s supply chain with a comprehensive sustainable procurement strategy. At the core of this strategy is our Sustainable Procurement Code and accompanying Supplier Guidance.

This is supported by SSE’s Doing the Right Thing guide to good business ethics which supports the adoption of the right values, attitudes and behaviours to contribute to an ethical business culture. The guide covers a wide range of topics, from human rights and modern slavery, to managing data and cyber security. Suppliers and contractors should familiarise themselves with this guide and SSE’s expectations for ethical business behaviour.

The aim is to share the economic, social and environmental opportunities created by SSE as we reach our 2030 Goals. It’s good for the planet, it’s good for society, and it’s good for business too.

“Collaboration with our supply chain partners, peers and sustainable procurement experts is what helps create credibility in our approach. Our new partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School is supporting our business and supply chain to develop and implement a mature sustainability approach. Free access to high quality training modules, workshops, webinars, and other materials provided through the school is a hugely valuable resource.”
Ronnie Fleming, Director of Procurement and Logistics