The Draft Corporate Plan
Scottish Forestry has developed its first Corporate Plan. It sets out our proposed direction of travel and priorities for the next three years, outlines our proposed purpose and role, and the three Strategic Objectives that will frame the delivery of our work.
Publication of the Plan was delayed following the Covid-19 pandemic. The Plan was reviewed and issued in June 2020.
The priorities on how we will deliver our objectives are directly aligned to the Scottish Government’s purpose and outcomes. Activities are designed to contribute to the wider National Performance Framework, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Scottish Forestry Framework Document, published in April 2019, sets out how SF will function as an executive agency of the Scottish Government and defines its relationship with Scottish Ministers. The Framework Document stipulates:
“The Corporate Plan will set out Scottish Forestry’s outcomes and targets; high level performance indicators; and give an overview of how it will deliver these over the Plan period in line with the Scottish Government’s Purpose and National Outcomes set out in the National Performance Framework.”
The Draft Corporate Plan draws on the knowledge, expertise and experience of Scottish Forestry. Staff and stakeholders were involved in the development of the Draft Corporate Plan through a series of workshops; the Plan also builds on the work undertaken by Scottish Government on the Forestry Strategy 2019-2029.
At the core of the Plan are three Strategic Objectives designed to guide our work over the next three years. These Objectives will ensure that our people are skilled and supported by appropriate process and resources, including digital to deliver an improved service and help us achieve our purpose of sustainable management and expansion of forests and woodlands to deliver more for Scotland.