The SSCA offers members only work teams meant to promote member sharing and create solutions to commonly shared challenges. In 2023, our work teams include: Investor Engagement, Supplier Assessment, Carbon Hotspot Refresh, Investment Recovery, Supplier Engagement, and
Our Category Management plans address member gaps and work to incorporate sustainability into the supply chain. These plans specifically take general ESG topics and look at those from the lens of specific categories within the supply chain, including relevant ESG risks and opportunities.
ESG Maturity & Framework
The SSCA ESG Maturity Framework anchors what we do within SSCA. We annually benchmark our utility members’ maturity against the framework and use the results to inform our annual planning.
The SSCA hosts topic-specific workshops to bring members together to learn, ask questions, and brainstorm to common challenges. These workshops include external guest speakers, member practice sharing, sharing of key resources, and room for group discussion. 2023 workshop topics have included
Fleet Electrification and
Ongoing horizon scanning guides the SSCA in educating our members on emerging issues and trends. This research ensures that the work we do meets current and upcoming member demands while driving the ESG ambition of members and the industry forward.
Data Collection - TSP
Our annual supplier assessment, the TSP, is the leading data collection platform for utility supply chain ESG data collection. The Assessment includes mandatory core ESG questions and additional industry specific ESG questions. The assessment provides a platform for utilities to collect valuable information from their supply chains while allowing suppliers to better understand utility expectations.
The Community Platform is the place for SSCA members to join work teams, access resources, view our events, and participate in discussions with peers.
The SSCA offers training programs and educational resrouces to members and suppliers. In 2023, our 5-part GHG training series supported attendees in developing a GHG inventory, including collecting data, calculating an inventory, and using results to drive impact.
State of Industry Report
The annual State of the Industry Report shares sustainability trends, the influences of those trends on SSCA members, and examples of how members are addressing