Company Policies

Your right to privacy is very important.

We recognise that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, you trust us to act responsibly. We believe this information should only be used to help us provide you with better service. That's why we have put a policy in place to protect your personal information. Below is a summary of our policy.

What personal information do we collect?

In general, when you visit our website (Site) and access information you remain anonymous. There are, however, occasions where we request from you certain information such as your email or postal address. The purpose of our requesting such information is to be able to better understand your needs, and provide you with services that we believe may be valuable to you. Before we ask you for any such information, we will generally explain how this information will be used. We will not provide any of your personal information to other companies or individuals without your permission.

You may choose to provide Forest Garden Ltd with information about yourself in the course of using this website. By doing so, you expressly consent to Forest Garden Ltd using this data. Any information, which you provide, will only be used by Forest Garden Ltd and will not be sold or made available to third parties. We may also make use of the data for direct marketing purposes, including by e-mail. It may also be used internally by Forest Garden Ltd to assess the function of our websites and the needs of our customers. You are entitled to apply for a copy of the information we hold on you and to correct any inaccuracies.

Forest Garden Ltd may from time to time send you information about Forest Garden Ltd's or its associated companies' products which may be of interest to you. If you would prefer not to receive such information, please let us know by emailing info@forestgarden.co.uk, using the word unsubscribee in the subject box.

Protecting your privacy

We will take appropriate steps to protect your privacy in relation to your use of our Site. This Site may provide links to third party sites. Since we do not control such linked sites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third party sites.

Use of Cookies

Our Site uses a technology called cookies that may be used to provide you with specific information. A cookie is a small element of data that our Site may send to your computer. Any such cookie is typically stored on your computer's hard drive and permits our Site to recognise you when you return to the Site. Our use of cookies helps us to provide you with a better experience during your use of our Site by allowing us to understand what areas of the Site are of interest to you. These cookies do not track your individual information.

Any communication or material which you transmit to Forest Garden Ltd through this website or otherwise via the Internet will be treated as non-confidential.

Due to the rapidly evolving technologies on the Internet, we may occasionally update this policy. All revisions will be posted to this Site.

Modern Slavery Act Statement

Slavery and Human Trafficking Transparency Statement for the Financial Year 2016.

This Statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 ('Act') and sets out the steps that Forest Garden Group Limited and its subsidiary companies has taken during the previous financial year to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking from operating within either its own business or its supply chains. We recognise that modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.

Company Overview

Forest Garden is the UK's largest manufacturer and supplier of timber garden buildings and fencing to the retail market. We sell our products through large retail outlets such as B&Q and Homebase, and increasingly via our E-Commerce online business.. We operate from five locations in the UK at Hartlebury, Worcester, Clows Top, Sennybridge and Lockerbie. Forest has this year introduced a comprehensive system of checks aimed at verifying the status of all our employees. Every person on our payroll has documentation on their file verifying their name, address, nationality and financial details, which have been checked to confirm their authenticity.

Modern Slavery in the Supply Chain

We want our customers to be confident that we treat our employees fairly, with respect for human rights, and are not exposed to unsafe working conditions or in any way forced to work under slavery. We believe that when ethical standards are in place, this can improve worker well-being, productivity and quality. We do this through a series of measures and policies covering Whistleblowing, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, ensuring all employees have employment contracts, and we also monitor employee remuneration and benefits to ensure these meet national legislative requirements.

We also want our customers to be confident that our business partners and in particular our suppliers treat their employees as fairly as we treat our own employees. Imported products sourced from outside the UK or EEC are potentially more at risk of slavery or human trafficking issues, and we focus our efforts accordingly. Where possible we have built long standing relationships with our suppliers and we make very clear our expectations of business behaviour, engaging only those suppliers that uphold the same principles as ourselves. In the event that suppliers fail to take steps to cease or prevent adverse human rights impacts, Forest will terminate its business relationships with those suppliers.

We are an associate member of the 'Association of Labour Providers', an organisation dedicated to the prevention of human trafficking. Timber products are sourced responsibly through accreditation schemes such as FSC/PEFC which require adherence to international labour laws and declaration. Senior managers are involved in spot-check visits to suppliers, both within and outside the EU.

We recognise that all our employees have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. We have developed an open management style and culture which encourages the reporting of concerns to senior management as soon as they are raised, and management are expected to act upon them immediately.

This Statement has been approved by the Board of Directors.

Our address

Unit 291 &,296
Hartlebury Trading Estate,
Hartlebury,
Worcestershire,
DY10 4JB
United Kingdom

T: 0844 248 9801
F: 0844 248 9888
E: info@forestgarden.co.uk