Publications

Publications

 

Our aim to publish as much information as we can about the work that we do.

On this page you will find various documents and records relating to our corporate publications such as our Strategic and Business Plans and Annual Reports.

You will also find documents relating to the work carried out by our Investigations and Strategy and Analysis Teams such as completed investigations reports and our Baseline Evidence Reviews which inform our analytical priorities.

 

 

Governance Documents

Document Title Descriptor Date Published
Accessibility Website accessibility statement October 2021
Audit and Risk Committee – Terms of Reference Terms of Reference for the A&R Committee December 2021
ESS Business Plan 2021-22  -  2022-23 ESS Business Plan to end of FY22 January 2021
Board members declarations of Interest Declarations of Interest by ESS Board Members August 2022
Complaints Policy Our policy on complaints June 2022
Cookie Policy How we manage cookies on the website October 2021
Data Protection Policy How we protect your data February 2022
Framework Document The framework sets out the relationship between ESS, Scottish Ministers and the Scottish Parliament October 2021
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Joint MoU between the Office of Environmental Protection, Environmental Standards Scotland and Interim Environmental Protection Assessor for Wales October 2022
Privacy Notice ESS’ privacy notice September 2022
Standing Orders The Standing Orders set out the arrangements for the Board Members acting as the Board June 2022

 

Corporate Reports

Document Title Descriptor Date Published
Strategic Plan Parliamentary approved November 2022
Proposed Strategic Plan ESS Proposed Strategic Plan laid to Scottish Parliament September 2022
ESS Annual Report Annual Report by ESS for part year of 2020-21 May 2022
Interim Strategic Plan ESS’ Interim Strategic Plan October 2021

 

Board Minutes

Document Title Descriptor Date Published
DRAFT Board Minutes – September 2022 September 2022 Board Minutes – DRAFT October 2022
Board Minutes – July 2022 July 2022 Board Minutes September 2022
Board Minutes – May 2022 May 2022 Board Minutes July 2022
Board Minutes – March 2022 March 2022 Board Minutes May 2022
Board Minutes – February 2022 February 2022 Board Minutes March 2022
Board Minutes – December 2021 December 2021 Board Minutes February 2022
Board Minutes – October 2021 October 2021 Board Minutes December 2021
Board Minutes – September 2021  September 2021 Board Minutes October 2021
Board Minutes – August 2021  August 2021 Board Minutes September 2021
Board Minutes – July 2021  July 2021 Board Minutes August 2021
Board Minutes – June 2021  June 2021 Board Minutes July 2021
Board Minutes – May 2021  May 2021 Board Minutes June 2021
Board Minutes – April 2021  April 2021 Board Minutes May 2021
Board Minutes – March 2021  March 2021 Board Minutes April 2021
Board Minutes – February 2021  February 2021 Board Minutes March 2021
Board Minutes – January 2021  January 2021 Board Minutes February 2021

 

Audit and Risk Committee Minutes

Document Title Descriptor Date Published
A&R Committee Minutes – September 2022 September 2022 Committee minutes September 2022
A&R Committee Minutes – June 2022 June 2022 Committee minutes September 2022
A&R Committee Minutes – March 2022 March 2022 Committee minutes June 2022
A&R Committee Minutes – January 2022 March 2022 Committee minutes March 2022
A&R Committee Minutes – November 2021 March 2022 Committee minutes January 2022
A&R Committee Minutes – October 2021 March 2022 Committee minutes November 2021
A&R Committee Minutes – August 2021 March 2022 Committee minutes October 2021

 

Correspondence

Document Title Descriptor Date Issued
Letter from Mark Roberts to Edward Mountain MSP Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee Evidence Session October 2022
Letter from Jim Martin to Edward Mountain MSP Strategic Plan cover letter September 2022
Letter from Jim Martin to Edward Mountain MSP Air Quality report cover letter September 2022
Letter from Michael Matheson MSP to Mark Roberts ESS final Strategic Plan August 2022
Letter from Jim Martin to Dean Lockhart MSP ESS Update to Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee August 2022
Letter from Jim Martin to Finlay Carson MSP ESS Update to Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee December 2021
Letter from Jim Martin to Michael Matheson MSP ESS Update to Net Zero, Energy and Transport Committee December 2021

 

Further Information Documents

Document Title Descriptor Date Published
Responses to Draft Strategic Plan Consultation Analytical Report September 2022
Introduction to Environmental Standards Scotland leaflet Short introduction document to who ESS are October 2021
Presentation to information sessions Copy of slides presented to stakeholders at information sessions January 2022
Q&A from information sessions Q&A’s from information sessions January 2022
Frequently Asked Questions General Frequently Asked Questions about ESS October 2021
Service Standards The standards of service ESS aim to achieve June 2022

 

Investigation Reports and Documents

Document Title Descriptor Date Published
Representation Form Form to make a representation to ESS October 2021
Air Quality in Scotland Full Report September 2022
Air Quality in Scotland - Summary Summary Report September 2022
Air Quality Investigation – FAQ’s FAQ’s on Air Quality Investigation September 2022
Use of Acoustic Deterrent Devices Full Report August 2022
Use of Acoustic Deterrent Devices - Summary Summary Report August 2022
Licencing and removal of weirs Summary Report August 2022
Ramsar site protection Summary Report September 2022

 

Analytical Reports and Documents

Document Title Descriptor Date Published
Priorities for Analysis List if priority areas identified for analysis by ESS September 2022
Strategic Plan for Consultation Copy of our recent consultation on our first official Strategic Plan May 2022

 

Baseline Evidence Reviews

Document Title Descriptor Date Published
Air Baseline Evidence Review September 2022
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Resilience Baseline Evidence Review September 2022
Climate Change Baseline Evidence Review September 2022
Cross-cutting Environmental Governance Baseline Evidence Review September 2022
Land and Soil Baseline Evidence Review September 2022
Population, Human Health and Cultural Heritage Baseline Evidence Review September 2022
Resource Use and Waste Baseline Evidence Review September 2022
Water Baseline Evidence Review September 2022

 

Freedom of Information Responses

Document Title Descriptor Date Published
ESS.FOI.001 Board member allowances, staffing complement, CEO salary. October 2021
ESS.FOI.002 Current and concluded secondment information. June 2022
ESS.FOI.003 Human rights due diligence checks. August 2022
ESS.FOI.004

 

Edenred employee benefits. November 2022

 

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