Forbury Assets Limited has become Optimal Power Networks Limited, a part of SSE.

Modern Slavery Statement 2019

The definition of modern slavery is broad and includes forced labour, servitude, slavery, human trafficking, debt bondage, forced or servile marriage, descent-based slavery and child labour. SSE supports and is fully committed to upholding the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the aims of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the principles underpinning the UN Global Compact, of which it is a signatory, the International Bill of Human Rights and the fundamental rights set out by the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. SSE applies zero tolerance of modern slavery in all its forms and has a responsibility to understand the risks within its own business and supply chain and ensuring ongoing management of those risks.

This is SSE’s fourth Modern Slavery Statement (‘the Statement’) responding to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’). This statement is made pursuant to section 54(6) of the Act and constitutes SSE’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending on 31 March 2019. The full list of SSE subsidiaries covered by the SSE plc Statement is provided on pages 8 and 9.

SSE aims to be increasingly transparent about its approach to modern slavery and this statement outlines its approach to tackling slavery and human trafficking so far. This statement sets out the steps taken by SSE between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 to identify and prevent modern slavery and human trafficking existing within its business and supply chains. All of SSE’s previous Modern Slavery Statements can be found on

This statement was approved by the SSE plc Board of Directors on 21 May 2019.