Diversity brings a range of talents and perspectives to our work and we should, rightly, reflect the diversity of the people we serve – the people of Scotland.

We protect the environment for all the people of Scotland and it is important that we seek to ensure that our approach is accessible by all, regardless of:

  • age;
  • disability;
  • gender reassignment;
  • pregnancy and maternity;
  • race;
  • religion or belief;
  • sex;
  • sexual orientation;
  • marriage and civil partnership status.

We are committed to complying with the Equality Act 2010 and the associated Scottish Specific Equality Duties and our Equality mainstreaming and outcome progress report 2017 shows the high value we place on diversity in our workforce.

We have also set out our equal pay statement (including occupational segregation), and established five equality outcomes, setting out what we want to achieve over the next few years.

This work is supported by applying an equality impact assessment methodology [Form & Guidance] to all our relevant policies and projects covering the protected characteristics. This ensures that we also meet the General Public Sector Equality Duty, having due regard for the elimination of discrimination, the advancement of equality of opportunity and the fostering of good relations.

Help and assistance

If you have any questions about equality in SEPA or require any of these publications in an alternative format, please contact us or write to our Equalities Team:

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Strathallan House
Castle Business Park