SSE is one step ahead in demonstrating fair tax credentials

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05/12/16
SSE, one of the UK’s leading energy companies, has already demonstrated that it puts being open and honest about tax as a top priority, at a time when the tax credentials of big businesses are being increasingly scrutinised.

Not only are SSE committed to demonstrating their fair tax credentials, they are keen that sustainability policies span the full range of the businesses activities, primarily but not limited to from investing in renewable technologies and reducing carbon emissions, to being a Living Wage employer, across the supply chain. SSE is proud to be the only FTSE 100 company to be accredited with the Fair Tax Mark. The mark is an independent stamp of approval for businesses that proactively demonstrates they pay the right amount of tax, in the right place, at the right time.

SSE and the children’s charity Barnardo’s have been working together since 2007. Barnardo’s, which supports more than 248,000 children, young people and families, puts a strong emphasis on working with companies which, like SSE, share their values. SSE supplies the charity’s energy through the SSE Business Energy team who provide tailored contract options, simple billing across their portfolio, and a dedicated service team. The charity have just taken the next step in improving their sustainability credentials, by choosing to use the SSE Green product, in which 100% of the electricity supply is matched to renewable sources.

SSE not only supply the charity’s energy, but actively work with them to support the unemployed and young people, and give them a supported opportunity to get on the career ladder by offering paid work placements.

The Director of Property and Facilities Management at Barnardo’s, Tony Cripps, summed it up: “We’re a charity for children and young people. So, obviously, future sustainability matters greatly to us. There’s also the question of ethics. It’s important we work with partners who share our standards.”

Mark Keeling, Head of Business Sales said: “At SSE, we’re seeing that businesses are increasingly wanting to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, including paying fair amounts of tax. SSE can work in partnership with business to help them raise their sustainability agenda, because we too have been on that journey.”

For more information on how SSE can help your business to demonstrate its commitment to fair tax practises, please visit www.ssebusinessenergy.co.uk/sustainability or call 0800 072 3317.

For more information on SSE Green, please www.ssebusinessenergy.co.uk/green or contact ssegreen@sse.com

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