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Mission Statement, Vision, Values & Principles

The Board has agreed a Mission Statement, a Vision and a set of values and principles that demonstrate what we hope to achieve and will guide the way that we will work.

Our Mission Statement is that:

We ensure that Scotland’s environmental laws and standards are complied with, and their effectiveness improved – to achieve Scotland’s ambitions for the environment and climate change.

 Our Vision is that:

 Scotland’s communities benefit from a high quality environment and are protected from harm through the consistent application of effective environmental laws, which are recognised internationally as setting high standards.

 Our Values – that we will strive to be judged by are:

 We are independent

We are transparent

We are trusted

We are effective

 Our Principles – that will guide the way we work are:

We will target our efforts and resources where we can add most value – focusing where our contribution is needed most or will make most difference.

We will seek to resolve issues through agreement wherever possible – having recourse to our formal powers where we judge it is necessary to deliver the outcome expected.

We will be evidence driven – seeking a wide range of inputs and expertise to inform our work and to support our decisions and advice.

We will be open and transparent – keeping people informed about the progress of our work and providing opportunities to input to and influence it.

We will seek opportunities to work in partnership with others – working closely with all relevant stakeholders to ensure that our collective efforts deliver benefits for environmental protection and enhancement.

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    How can we help you

    Do you have a general query or do you want to raise a concern over how environmental law is being applied by a public authority in Scotland?  If so, 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.

    If you have a concern about a suspected breach of environmental law by a public authority in England or Northern Ireland please visit the Interim Environmental Governance Secretariat (IEGS) Website.  Please note you must have been through the public authority’s complaint process first. If your matter relates to Wales please see https://gov.wales/raising-concern-about-functioning-environmental-law

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