Environmental Standards Scotland is here to ensure Scotland has high environmental standards and strong systems which maintain them

OUR REMIT

 

Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) is here to monitor the effectiveness of environmental law in Scotland, and public authorities’ compliance with it.

WHO WE ARE

 

ESS is a new independent body set up to ensure the effectiveness of environmental law, and prevent enforcement gaps arising from the UK leaving the European Union.

OUR ORGANISATION

 

We are a non-ministerial office, governed by a Chair and Board.

Our Board operates under agreed Standing Orders and we have a Framework agreement with the Scottish Government.

About Us

Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) is a new independent body set up to ensure the effectiveness of environmental law, and prevent enforcement gaps arising from the UK leaving the European Union.

You can download a brief introduction to us and our work here:

Introduction to Environmental Standards Scotland leaflet

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How can we help you?

If you want to raise a formal concern over how environmental law is being applied by a public authority in Scotland, please see our pages on How to raise a concern.

To make a Subject Access Request for access to personal data, please download and complete a Subject Access Request and email it to dataprotection@environmentalstandards.scot. To make a Freedom of Information request, please see our Freedom of Information page.

Otherwise, if you have a general query, please contact us by completing this form.

If you are unable to send us a message through this form please leave a message on 0808 196 4000.

 

Environmental Standards Scotland respects your privacy and will not disclose your personal data to a third party without your consent unless legally required to do so. We will process any personal data that may be collected from you for the purpose of fulfilling your enquiry and maintaining records. To find out more, please view our privacy policy.

For media enquiries, please email via this link or telephone 0141 221 0707

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