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Meetings attended with Zero Waste Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002


Information requested

1. The number of meetings Lorna Salter, herself, has had with Zero Waste Scotland since May 2021, either virtual or in person.

2. The amount of meetings Lorna Slater's team has had with Zero Waste Scotland since May 2021, either virtual or in person.

Response

1. Since taking up her role in August 2021, the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Ms Slater has participated in one meeting with Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) and I have provided the details of
that meeting below.

27 Sep 21 - Introductory Ministerial Meeting – Virtual via Microsoft Teams

  • Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lorna Slater
  • Chair, Zero Waste Scotland
  • CEO, Zero Waste Scotland

In the interest of fullness, please note that the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity also attended two Zero Waste Scotland events as part of COP26.

EVENT 1 - We Need to Talk About Consumption

  • 5th October 2021
  • Virtual, pre-COP26 event.

EVENT 2 - COP26 Scotland's Climate Ambition Zone - Circular Economy

  • 8th November 2021
  • Lighthouse, Glasgow

2. For the sake of clarity, we have interpreted “Lorna Slater’s Team” to include; members of staff in her private office and Scottish Government (SG) officials working on policy and governance matters which relate to ZWS in the context of Ms Slater’s portfolio.

Officials have met with ZWS on the occasions outlined below, which form part of a regular cycle of meetings to support a positive relationship with Zero Waste Scotland and to monitor the organisation’s performance both in terms of policy and governance related matters.

MEETING

ATTENDEES

DATES

Monthly Delivery Plan & Finance

  • ZWS Head of Finance
  • ZWS Finance Manager
  • ZWS Portfolio Director
  • ZWS PMO & Capability Manager
  • SG Sponsorship Hub Manager
  • SG Sponsorship Hub Officer
  • SG Sponsorship Hub Team Leader
  • SG Finance Business Support
  • 16 Sep
  • 22 Oct
  • 25 Nov (finance only)
  • 16 Dec

Liaison Quarterly

  • ZWS Senior Executive Team
  • SG Sponsoring Deputy Director
  • SG Sponsorship Hub Manager
  • SG Sponsorship Hub Officer
  • SG Sponsorship Hub Team Leader
  • SG Policy Circular Economy
  • SG Policy Energy
  • 23 Nov

Policy & Planning Quarterly

  • ZWS CEO
  • ZWS Portfolio Director
  • ZWS Business Development and Innovation
  • SG Policy - Circular Economy
  • SG Policy - Zero Waste
  • SG Policy - Energy
  • SG Sponsorship Hub Manager
  • 14 Sep

Quarterly CEO Meeting

  • Director, Environment and Forestry
  • CEO ZWS
  • 21 Sep

Bi-annual Chair Meeting

  • Director, Environment and Forestry
  • Chair ZWS
  • 20 Oct

In addition to the meetings outlined above, additional subject specific meetings will have taken place as required with officials across a number of areas related to Ms Slater’s portfolio.

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