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SSE is a publicly listed company headquartered in Perth, United Kingdom. In 2020, its revenue was USD 8.8 billion and installed capacity was 9 GW. SSE has a detailed transition plan and has a record of increasing ambition. Its decarbonisation plans for the 2020s should see it become a substantially low-carbon electricity generator by the 2030s.

Ranking position
#2 /50
Total score
84.3 /100
Performance score
14.4 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank (0-50)


#1 2.5 /4 #17

Material Investment

#1 5.9 /7 #5

Intangible Investment

#1 0.1 /2 #14


#1 3.7 /4 #1

Policy Engagement

#1 0.8 /1 #3

Business Model

#1 1.5 /2 #16
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Leading practices

Risks and opportunities


SSE receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. SSE increased the ambition of its 2030 emissions intensity target during 2020 and with Dogger Bank offshore windfarm – the world’s largest – coming on stream from 2022 and with a commitment to set a 1.5°C aligned science-based target, emissions intensity will continue falling in the short to medium term. Medium-term decarbonisation depends on the feasibility and economics of SSE’s plans to install carbon capture and storage on its new gas plants.

Progress towards the Paris Alignment

Just Transition Assessment

In this report, we present five key thematic findings showing how 180 companies can increase their ambition towards a transition to a low-carbon future that is just and equitable for the people and communities at risk of being affected by it.

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  1. 2020
  2. 2023

More about the company

Perth, United Kingdom
Group revenue (2020)
USD 8.8 billion
Publicly listed
Installed capacity (2020)
9.2 GW

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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