Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement


This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 31 August 2021.

FORESTRALL LIMITED/FORESTRALL MEDWAY LIMITED (FORESTRALL) ('the Company', 'we', 'us' or 'our') is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero-tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.

Organisational structure

FORESTRALL has business operations in the United Kingdom.
We operate in the timber sector. The nature of our supply chains is as follows: We work with a number of key direct suppliers, who provide us with goods, such as construction timber, garden and landscaping materials, general timber and sheet materials.

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We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.

These include the following:

  • Recruitment and selection policy - We conduct checks on all prospective employees to verify that they are eligible to work in the UK.
  • Supplier code of conduct - We operate this policy to ensure our suppliers operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which they operate, and to seek similar commitments across their own supply chain.
  • Whistleblowing policy - We operate this policy so that employees are able to raise concerns about how staff are being treated or practices within our business or our supply chains without fear of reprisal.
  • Staff code of conduct - We are committed to the fair treatment of all staff. Our staff code of conduct reflects our core values and expected behaviours. The code of conduct makes it clear that we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery.
  • Procurement policy - We want to make sure that potential suppliers are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within their own supply chains. Our procurement policy and supporting procedures set out controls and checks undertaken to help verify this.
  • Safeguarding policy - This policy highlights the potential risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, including how to identify signs of exploitation and how to report concerns.



We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same standards.

Due Diligence

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:

  • Internal supplier audits.
  • External supplier audits.

Our due diligence procedures aim to:

  • Identify and action potential risks in our business and supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risks in our business and supply chains
  • Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.
  • Provide protection for whistleblowers.

Risk and compliance

The Company has evaluated the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its UK supply chain through:

  • Evaluating the slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.
  • Creating an annual risk profile for key suppliers.
  • Reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain based on supply chain mapping.

We do not consider that we operate in a high-risk environment because The UK was one of the earliest member states to use procurement policy in this way. First introduced in 1997, its timber procurement policy became mandatory from 2000. Central government departments and their agencies are now required to purchase legal and sustainable, or recycled, timber products and these criteria are incorporated in the Government Buying Standards for paper, furniture, and timber for construction which procurement officers must meet.

We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our policies and procedures by any of our suppliers, we will seek to terminate our relationship with that supplier immediately.


The Company uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:

  • We will contact suppliers to enquire about their modern slavery practices every 12 months.
  • We will train our staff about modern slavery issues and increase awareness within the Company.
  • We will carry out a regular audit of suppliers - 90% of suppliers each year.


Training our staff

The Company requires its staff to complete training and ongoing refresher courses on slavery and human trafficking. The Company's training covers:

  • How to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking.
  • What initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected.
  • How to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within

the Company.

  • What external help is available?

Next steps

In the next financial year, we intend to take the following steps to tackle slavery and human trafficking by:

  • Inform yourself – do your research on the legislation and understand what is being
    asked of your organisations. The Government has produced guidance on the signs to look out for to identify slaves or trafficked workers.
  • Identifying areas of vulnerability and risk; understanding, prioritising and dealing with risk.
  • Develop and include policy and governance procedures – Assign a champion/s to lead and implement

ethical and sustainable procurement policies and procedures and gain senior management buy-in.

  • Engage and train staff – Use your champion/s to educate the business at the right

level. Procurement teams require a thorough understanding, as do stakeholders that have direct

supplier relationships.

  • Report on your activities – Monitor your progress and carry-out a review and

continuous improvement cycle to ensure you are addressing all the issues in the most effective way.

  • Learn from others – Talk to your peers and research published guidance and case

studies that can feed into your commitment to continuous improvement The statement was approved by the board of directors.


Frazer Sword and Christopher Porcas,


Date: 27/08/2022


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