On Sunday, 3rd December 2017, the Sunday Herald published an article in relation to data which SEPA records and openly publishes regarding our engagement with public, private and community sector partners. The information is recorded and published as part of our stringent Code of Conduct against which our staff abide.
Responding to the article, Jo Green, Chief Officer at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:
“Every day SEPA works to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment. Since our formation, in line with other public bodies, we’ve taken, and will continue to take opportunities to directly engage with public, private and community sector partners who can influence positive environmental outcomes for the people of Scotland."
“We do so by publishing the registered interests of Board members and against a stringent Code of Conduct against which our staff abide, which includes the transparent declaring, registering and publishing of data related to hospitality and gifts, available online for the public to view."
“We continue to regulate impartially and independently in accordance with environmental legislation.”
Public information on this and other matters is available on our SEPA Disclosure Log which can be accessed here.
Further information on Access to Information services can be found here.