SSE Renewables seeks to integrate the principles of long-term social and environmental sustainability within its business strategy.

At a Group level, SSE has four 2030 business goals aligned to the four UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) most material to its business operations:

  • SDG13: Climate action;
  • SDG7: Affordable and clean energy;
  • SDG9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure;
  • SDG8: Decent work and economic growth.

These four goals are also linked to executive remuneration, with the SSE plc Remuneration Committee determining progress against the goals each year. In January 2022, the SSE plc Board agreed to stretch the 2030 business goals to ensure that SSE’s medium-term plans better reflect climate science, the ambitions of governments and SSE’s accelerated five-year investment plan.

The way that SSE Renewables contributes to each of these four common Group-wide company goals is described below.