“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.”
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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