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SSE is a publicly listed company headquartered in the United Kingdom. In 2022 its revenue was USD 15.61 billion. SSE is involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, and in the supply of electricity, gas and related services to customers. Once complete, its joint venture offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, will be the largest in the world.
Ranking position
#5 /68
Total score
56.7 /100

30.7 /60
Core social indicators
13.5 /20
Just transition
12.5 /20

ACT score components

Performance score
10.5 /20
Narrative Score
Trend Score
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Performance module name Performance module score Rank


#1 74.5 /100 #8

Material investment

#1 42.7 /100 #8

Intangible investment

#1 26.8 /100 #12

Sold products

#1 31.3 /100 #11


#1 62.0 /100 #12

Supplier engagement

#1 83.8 /100 #1

Client engagement

#1 36.3 /100 #19

Policy engagement

#1 85.0 /100 #2

Business model

#1 56.3 /100 #7
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SSE receives a trend score of =. If the company were reassessed in the near future, its score would likely remain the same. SSE has set targets to reduce its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 100% by 2040 and for all scopes by 2050. Though these targets should be more ambitious, the company is currently exceeding the emissions reductions required to meet them. By 2030, SSE plans to have a portfolio that generates at least 50 terawatt-hours (TWh) of renewable electricity each year. The company also has plans to abate its gas using CCS and hydrogen blending, but these plans lack clear timelines and do not aim to phase out gas.

Progress towards the Paris Agreement

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  1. 2020
  2. 2021

More about the company

Perth, United Kingdom
Group revenue
US$ 15,607 million (FY2022)
Group employees
12,180 (FY2022)
Publicly listed
Installed capacity
10 GW
Company filing name
SSE plc

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