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INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY AT SSE

“We believe our employees at SSE have the power to make a change and build a better world of energy for future generations. A world where we believe innovative solutions to climate change requires diverse perspectives, different experiences and new skills to help us reach net zero. That’s why our plans to increase diversity and to create a workplace where the principles of equality, fairness, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything we do are so important.”

Rosie Macrae
Inclusion, Education & Employability Manager 

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Our pledges and commitments 

  • We are signatories of Powerful Women and exceed the target set by the Hampton Alexander review which has set a 33% target for women on boards of FTSE 350 companies by 2020. As of 1st May 2020, SSE’s board is 36% female.
  • We're a trailblazer organisation of the Scottish Government's Young Person's Guarantee which aims to secure the opportunity of a job, placement, training or volunteering for every 16-24 year old in Scotland.
  • The Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index is the world’s only comprehensive investment-quality data source on gender equality. We’ve featured in this listing since 2018.
  • We’re committed participants of the EU skills Inclusion and Diversity Forum working with Inclusion leads from a range of Energy and Utility companies to share best practice and drive increased diversity across the industry as well as forum members of the United Nations Global Compact Inclusion and Diversity Forum.
  • We're also signatories of Equal by 30, PWC TechSheCan, Social Mobility Pledge, STEM Code and Valuable 500.

Inclusion and Diversity Report 2022

SSE enhanced its Inclusion and Diversity strategy in 2021 and this report charts how the strategy was developed and how we are progressing against it.

It is focused on four pillars which seek to ensure that the right ambitions, behaviours, and practices are embedded in the company:

  • Ambition
  • Education and Development
  • Inclusive Processes
  • Employee Voice

The document reveals detailed information on the our workforce of just under 11,000 and how we are progressing against the current strategy of increasing diversity across business operations, which includes renewable energy assets and infrastructure and regulated electricity networks.

 

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SSE STEM Returners Programme 

We designed our STEM returners programme to help support those who've taken a career break find their way back into the energy sector, where their skills and experience are very much needed. 

 

Hear from our STEM returners 

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Our employee-led communities 

SSE has a number of employee-led communities that aim to bring people together, offer access to the latest thinking, provide support and offer a route to help educate  by shining a light on the realities of others that may be different to ourselves 

Our employee-led communities in place currently include Working parents, Looking after ourselves and each other, LGBTQ+, Black and ethnic minority, Menopause, Armed Forces and Disability, Neurodiversity and Chronic Health.

 

Hear From Our Community Leaders


 

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Armed Forces commitment 

We recognise the issues faced by some Service personnel and veterans as they transition into civilian life and have committed to a package of support for serving and ex-forces personnel, military spouses and other family members.

 

Hear from our Ex-Forces employees 

Strengths-based apprenticeship recruitment 

We strongly believe that barriers to learning shouldn’t hold anyone back from a rewarding career. That’s why we were the first in our industry e.g. forerunners to remove minimum entry requirements for our apprenticeships and recruit based on an individual’s strengths and qualities, trusting that skills can be taught.

 

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