Our Organisation

Our Organisation

We are a non-ministerial office, governed by Chair and Board, organised into three teams: strategy and analysis; investigation and compliance; and communications and corporate services.

Our Board has agreed the Standing Orders under which it will operate and you can find these here:

Board Standing Orders - June 2022

The Board has appointed an Audit and Risk Committee and its Terms of Reference can be found here:

Audit and Risk Committee - Terms of Reference - December 2021

We also have a Framework Agreement with the Scottish Government which you can read here:

ESS Framework Document - January 2022

Our Board has also approved our Business Plan, setting out the key priorities for the organisation through to March 2024. You can download the Business Plan here:

Environmental Standards Scotland - Business Plan 2023-24

Our Annual Report provides an overview of activities and progress in ESS' first independent six months of operation since it was launched in October 2021. You can read the report here:

ESS Annual Report - May 2022

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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.

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