The Commission's statement sets out our commitment to equality and diversity and the steps we take to ensure that equality and diversity issues are taken fully into account in our work.
In common with other public bodies in Scotland, the Commission has a responsibility under the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 to further the conservation of biodiversity. Our law reform functions themselves are unlikely to have implications for biodiversity (unless for example a law reform project were reviewing some aspect of environmental law). The duty does, however, impact on aspects of the Commission's operations such as purchasing of supplies, disposal of waste, use of paper, and water and energy resources.
We have therefore developed an environmental management policy which will help us to improve our conservation performance in these areas by setting appropriate targets and objectives. After reviewing our performance for the year 2017-18 we have updated the targets and objectives for 2018-19. In monitoring our progress towards meeting these targets we will aim to identify the scope for further improvements.