Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is SSE doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 45

SSE has a DitchCarbon Score of 45 out of 100, indicating moderate performance in sustainability measures. This score reflects the company’s current carbon intensity level, suggesting there is significant room for improvement. To enhance its score, SSE needs to implement more effective strategies to reduce its carbon intensity and overall environmental impact.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

SSE operates within the energy generation and distribution industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of very high. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

The company SSE, located in the United Kingdom, operates in a region with a very low carbon intensity rating, indicating a cleaner energy grid. This favorable environmental condition enhances the sustainability profile of the company’s operations.

...this company is doing 14.56% better in emissions than the industry average.

SSE GB, situated in the United Kingdom, operates within the energy generation and distribution industry. Founded in 1998, the company provides a range of services including energy supply, telephone, and broadband to UK households, along with boiler cover. SSE GB is known for offering competitive tariffs and a variety of home service products aimed at delivering value to its customers.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for SSE

The company should enhance its machinery and equipment to be cleaner and more efficient, potentially reducing its scope 1 emissions by 15%.

Good news, SSE has set science-based targets for emissions

SSE has established targets to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from both direct operations and purchased energy. These targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C, reflecting the company’s commitment to a low-carbon future.

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