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Our legal obligations

The Forestry Commission is a public body with responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.

The Act requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010;
  • advance equality of opportunity between people from different groups; and
  • foster good relations between people from different groups.

Our annual Monitoring Reports and our Equality Objectives show how we fulfil, and intend to fulfil, our legal obligations.


Equality Analysis (EqA) is an important tool to ensure that our policies and practices meet the three aims of the General Duty. We complete EqA on a wide range of our business functions.

The Act also requires us to publish an annual gender pay gap report.  We have published our Gender Pay Gap report for the period 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017. 

This  report sets out our headline gender pay figures, the reasons why we have a gender pay gap and what we are doing to address it moving forwards. 

If you would like any further information please email

T: 0300 067 5046

Last updated: 29th March 2018