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SSE appears to be actively and positively lobbying a number of EU and UK energy and climate policies. SSE strongly supports the UN Climate Treaty and has disclosed support for "market and regulatory frameworks in the UK and Ireland that are consistent with the Paris Agreement." SSE has communicated support for GHG emissions targets relating to the UK’s 5th Carbon Budget and has consistently supported the UK carbon price floor. In 2018, SSE directly engaged UK policymakers in favour of a "robust and strong carbon price" to ensure coal phase-out. In Europe, SSE has supported ambitious reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) including support for the Market Stability Reserve and increasing the ambition of the Linear Reduction Factor in 2016. In 2017, SSE called for greater ambition on binding EU renewable energy targets. SSE appears to actively support the low-carbon energy transition in the UK, including the electrification of transport. CEO Alistair Phillips-Davies stated in 2017 that a continued reliance on fossil fuels in the UK was "simply not sustainable and not in customers' best interests"

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 2 NS NS NS 0 NS NA
Climate Science Stance 2 2 NA 2 NS 2 NS NA
Need for Climate Regulation 2 2 NS 2 NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 2 1 NA NS 2 1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA 1 NA NA NA NS NA
Carbon Tax 2 2 1 2 2 2 NS NA
Emissions Trading 2 2 2 1 2 2 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 2 1 2 1 NS 1 NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 2 1 2 2 2 1 NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 2 2 0 1 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 1 2 2 NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS 2 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.