Last updated: March 2022
Our purpose at Forest Holidays, is to help people experience and reconnect with forests, with each other and with rural communities. We are privileged to be situated in the heart of UK forests and take that responsibility seriously. For us, this means designing our locations to be in harmony with the forest, managing them in an eco-friendly way, taking active steps to protect and enhance the forest, and educating our teams, guests
and visitors so that they can play their part too. It also means supporting local communities, local suppliers and local charities.
As the appreciation and enjoyment of this environment are central to the Forest Holidays experience, we see protecting and restoring the environment in which we operate as a central part of our business responsibility.
This environmental policy (the ‘Policy’) sets out Forest Holiday’s position on environmental topics, to inform operational processes and guide decision making in our wider community.
This policy statement embraces our commitment to fulfilling all legal requirements including, adoption of appropriate pollution controls, and continual improvement of environmental management and performance at Forest Holidays.
The CEO and People and Operations Director are responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of this Policy and reviewing the implementation of it on a regular basis.
The Board of Forest Holidays is responsible for putting in place any operational processes and projects required to improve implementation of the environmental principles in this Policy.
The effectiveness of this policy will be monitored on a regular basis, any revisions will be published annually and made accessible to all team members.
All Forest Holidays directors, employees, workers and contractors are expected to do business in accordance with this Policy and with Forest Holidays’ general environmental and ethical values.
Directors are responsible for ensuring all team members have understood and agreed to this Policy. Managers are expected at all levels to lead by example. Team members are encouraged to support stakeholders around them in embracing and adopting these principles.
Third parties should be managed to the requirements in this Policy by relevant department leads and performance against this Policy included in the evaluation of contractual relationships.
Specifically, our suppliers and business partners understand and support our Environmental policy and sign our Supplier Code of Conduct which includes a commitment to adhere to environmental standards we have outlined for their own businesses.
We are not only responsible for how we conduct business within our forests and outside of them, but also for preserving the environment for our guests, visitors, employees, and neighbours to enjoy for years to come.
6. Aim and Principles
7. Monitoring and Review
Forest Holidays will evaluate the effectiveness of this Policy and the implementation of it on an ongoing basis, to ensure that it remains effective and reflects best practice.
The content in this Policy will be monitored with third parties via the implementation of our Supplier and Partner Code of Conduct and our Sustainable Procurement Policy.
We will regularly assess internal processes and encourage team to feedback improvements.
Forest Holidays will include information on compliance to and continuous improvement of this Policy in interim and annual business reports to ensure transparency of
Chief Executive Officer