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Last update 21 October 2022

Description of economic activities

Production of electricity (NACE2 3511)

The company, formerly known as Scottish Hydro-Electric plc, is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity, in the production, storage, distribution and supply of gas and in other energy services. It was formed in December 1998 following the no-premium merger of Scottish Hydro Electric and Southern Electric. The company is headquartered in Perth, United Kingdom. The company is one of the largest energy companies in the United Kingdom. It supplies electricity and gas to more than 6.7 million homes and businesses throughout the United Kingdom. The company also supplies gas and electricity through Southern Electric, Scotland through Scottish Hydro Electric and Wales through SWALEC. The company's contracting business, Southern Electric Contracting (SEC), is one of the country's leading mechanical and electrical contractors. The company operates a national telecoms network for commercial and public sector customers through Neos Networks' parent company SSE Telecom. The telecom provides radio sites for local authorities, mobile operators and emergency services throughout southern England and central/northern Scotland. The company also provides a wide range of micro-generation and energy-related services. Its energy services unit was established to provide a comprehensive range of products and services to public sector, industrial and commercial organizations and the domestic consumer market throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. It owns and operates the UK's largest onshore gas storage facility at Hornsea in East Yorkshire. The company ventures with Statoil (UK) to develop an onshore gas storage facility at Aldbrough. Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) is the holding company of Scotland Gas Networks and Southern Gas Networks. SGN operates two of the largest of eight regional gas distribution networks in Britain.
  • SSE PLC

  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Company type: Corporate
  • Parent company: N/A
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Sir John Alexander Manzoni
  • CEO Total remuneration: N/A
  • Website: www.sse.com

Financial data

Number of employees

N/A
12,513
11,682
20,370

Revenue 1

N/A
10
11
14

EBIT 1

N/A
3
780
2

EBITDA 1

N/A
4
1
3

1 numbers are in millions

  • RepRisk Indicator (last month):  25

Social dialog

  • Transnational Corporate Agreement (TCA): N/A
  • Global Framework Agreement (GFA): N/A
  • Societas Europaea (SE): N/A
  • Bangladesh Accord: N/A

European Works Councils

  • EWC: N/A

Standards and certifications

Global Reporting Initiative certification

  • Global Reporting Initiative standards: N/A
  • Global Reporting Initiative GRI G4: N/A

Other company declarations

  • Corporate Social Responsability:
    N/A
  • Accessibility: N/A

Other resources

Policies

  • Training policy: N/A
  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces where the company operates: N/A
  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces in the supply chain: N/A
  • Diversity policy: N/A

Universal declarations

Declarations and treaties recognised by the country where the company has its registered office

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
  • European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of CDFL Workers (Strasbourg Charter 1989):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union EU CFR (Nice Charter 2000):
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union TFEU:
  • Registered office in an OECD country:
  • ILO C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29):
  • ILO C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87):
  • ILO C098 - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98):
  • ILO C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100):
  • ILO C105 - Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105):
  • ILO C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111):
  • ILO C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138):
  • ILO C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182):

Directives applied in the company offices in EU 27

  • D. 80/987/EEC:
  • D. 89/391/EEC:
  • D. 98/59/EC:
  • D. 2000/43/EC:
  • D. 2000/78/EC:
  • D. 2001/23/EC:
  • Council D. 2001/86/EC:
  • D. 2002/14/EC:
  • D. 2002/73/EC:
  • Council D. 2003/72/EC:
  • EP and Council D. 2005/56/EC:
  • D. 2009/38/EC:
  • D. 2004/25/EC:
  • D. 2011/35/EU:

Presence in main rankings

  • Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations: N/A
  • Global CSR Rep Trak 100: N/A
  • BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable US Brands: N/A
  • The Worlds Best Multinational Workplaces: N/A
  • The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: N/A
  • The Worlds Most Innovative Companies: N/A
  • The Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies: N/A
  • Best Global Websites: N/A
  • Green Ranking Global Top 500: N/A
  • Green Ranking Global Top 100: N/A

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