Forest Enterprises’ Environmental Manager, Hannah Harvey, was recognised at the 2021 Southern North Island Wood Council Awards this month.

She received the Outstanding Environmental Management Award.  This award recognises a person or company who goes above and beyond for environmental management.  Hannah has demonstrated environmental leadership in our business and service to our clients.

Hannah managed the implementation of the Forest Stewardship Council® environmental certification framework at Forest Enterprises.  FSC® sets rigorous international standards for responsible forest management.

She set up a new environmental compliance system, improved the cloud-based productivity tools we use, and developed comprehensive documentation.  The groundwork laid by Hannah will help us achieve our goal of certification for our managed investment forests.

Hannah also guided the team through three environmental audits, the first of which was challenging, taking place during the Covid-19 lockdown. Forest Enterprises passed all audits with distinction.

Hannah joined Forest Enterprises in January 2020.  She holds a Masters in Geology with Honours.

Photo: Southern North Island Wood Council

Wairarapa Times-Age article, 13 May 2021