Climate Change


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Perth, United Kingdom
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SSE appears to be actively and positively lobbying a number of EU and UK energy and climate policies. SSE has consistently supported climate regulations in line with achieving a 2°C target. It strongly supports the Paris Agreement and, in 2016, signed the CARE ambition statement which advocated raising the ambition of EU Climate targets to support the Paris Agreement. SSE has communicated its support for GHG emissions targets relating to the UK’s 5th Carbon Budget in 2016. In 2016 SSE 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. Furthermore, SSE has consistently supported the UK carbon price floor and in 2016 urged UK Prime Minister Theresa May to maintain the policy. SSE in 2015 also supported renewable energy targets in Scotland and in the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Package. The company also advocated for more ambitious ECO energy efficiency policies in the UK in 2014 and supported energy efficiency measures in the EU 2030 package. SSE appears to actively support the low-carbon energy transition in the UK, including the electrification of transport and has called on the UK government in 2017 to ban coal from the capacity market mechanism.

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 2 NS NA
Climate Science Stance 2 2 NA NS NS 2 NS NA
Need for climate regulations 2 2 NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 2 2 2 NS 2 1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 2 NA 2 NA NA NA NS 1
Carbon Tax 2 2 1 NS 2 2 NS NA
Emissions Trading 2 2 2 NS 2 2 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 2 1 2 1 NS 1 NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS 1 2 2 NS NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 2 2 0 1 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS 1 NS NS NS NS NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -1 NS 2 NA NA NA NS 1
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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.