Our Values

Our values form the basis on which we operate, and underpin our mission to make knowledge useful. We want every decision we make, as individuals and collectively, and every interaction we have, to embody these values.

Knowledge Made Useful: Working for the benefit of Scotland and the wider world


We recognise and reflect excellence and achievement and harness this for public good.


We take responsibility for our actions, hold ourselves accountable and are open and transparent.


We work with objectivity and without bias, favouritism or self-interest in Scotland’s interests.


We recognise and value the ideas, perspectives and experiences that others bring.


We embrace diversity in all its forms and are committed to building a fairer society.