Data Protection Act 2018
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh complies with the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018 . This Act is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In complying with the terms of the Act, the Garden only obtains, retains and records such information as it requires to support the activities of the institution and in doing so uses the information only for the purposes for which it was collected. A copy of our Data Protection Policy may be downloaded from the box on the right.
Equal Opportunities Policy
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is committed to ensuring that all staff and customers are treated equally irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity. Our strategy may be downloaded from the box on the right.
Freedom of Information Act 2002
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh complies with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2002. Our policy may be downloaded from the box on the right.
Records Management Policy
Records are an asset and an essential source of organisational and historical information. As such they are vital to the current and future operations of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Our Records Management Policy provides the framework through which the effective management of records can be achieved and audited.
In 2019 we submitted a Progress Update Review and accompanying evidence for assessment and comment by the Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011 Assessment Team at the National Records of Scotland. The Assessment Team has now published the Final Report on the Review and consider that RBGE continue to take their statutory obligations seriously and are working hard to bring all elements of their Records Management Plan into full compliance.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh complies with and applies the terms and directives of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Policy and procedures, as well as working practices have been developed to ensure that the Garden meets these commitments.
Codes of Conduct and Standards in Public Life
The Board of Trustees and staff of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh act in accordance with the Codes of Conduct and Standards in Public Life.
RBGE is committed to maintaining the highest standards of research integrity in all aspects of its research, and complies with the UKRIO's Code of Practice for research.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is committed to improving its environmental performance as part of a wider commitment to sustainability. See the Environmental responsibility page for more information.
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