Public Bodies

There are currently 48 public bodies in Wales subject to the duties of the Act. 

 The Commissioner works with these bodies in a variety of ways. His main duties are to: 

  • promote sustainable development; 
  • encourage public bodies to take greater account of their long-term impact; and  
  • monitor and assess the extent to which the public bodies are meeting their well-being objectives.  

The Commissioner also has power to carry out reviews into the extent that public bodies are meeting their duties and provide recommendations to them as a result. You can find more information about this here 

This means providing advice in many ways to encourage public bodies to apply the Act to their planning, decision-making and delivery, such as through producing resources in collaboration with them; providing written advice assessing the extent to which they’ve met their well-being objectives; working with them to carry out reviews; and providing intense support or training.  

The work the Commissioner does at Government level is intended to help public bodies make the Act even easier to apply to everything they do. 

Most of these public bodies also make up the membership of Public Services Boards. 

To help Public Bodies and other organisations progress on their journey towards sustainability as defined by the Act, our Ways of Working Progress Checker is a tool that can be used to help measure progress to date and on the next steps that may be needed apply the sustainability principle further.

National Bodies

Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales

Centre for Digital Public Services

Health Education and Improvement Wales

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Natural Resources Wales

Welsh Ambulance Service University NHS Trust

Local Authorities

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Bridgend County Borough Council

Caerphilly County Borough Council

City and County of Swansea

Isle of Anglesey County Council

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Local Health Boards

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Fire & Rescue Authorities

Mid and West Wales Fire Rescue Authority

North Wales Fire Rescue Authority

South Wales Fire Rescue Authority

National Parks Authority

Yr Eryri (Snowdonia National Park)