Connecting, Nurturing, Creating for Sustainable Environment

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  • Organization Profile
  • Founded in 1862, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas) is one of the largest energy suppliers in Hong Kong, operating with world-class corporate management and leading-edge business practices. For more than 150 years, Towngas has been growing with Hong Kong, evolving from a simple gas company supplying fuel for street lamps to a leader in the energy industry providing an uninterrupted gas supply to the residential, industrial and commercial sectors throughout the territory.

    Building on these solid foundations in the gas industry, Towngas hasdiversified its business, moving into eco-friendly energy, water projects, building services engineering, and telecommunications infrastructure, enabling it to grow more vigorously towards a brighter future.

     

  • Environment and Sustainability Highlights
  • Towngas pledges to make every effort to protect the environment and ensure sustainable development. Towngas achieved numerous milestones and participated in many events and programmes centred on its role as an environmental leader and advocator.

    Towngas  is the first organisation in Hong Kong to use landfill gas for commercial purpose, which it harnesses from the Shuen Wan and North East New Territories landfill sites. Towngas extends its facilities to the Tseung Kwan O South East New Territories landfill, which will form one of the territory’s largest environmental projects. The project is expected to reduce carbon emissions by around 56,000 tonnes per year.

    Towngas’ headquarters in North Point is the first non-residential building in Hong Kong to be awarded the Platinum rating, the highest rating under BEAM Plus Existing Building Version 1.2. Towngas’ achievement is mainly attributed to successfully integrating green management, including electricity conservation, water and waste management to enhance the overall building environment. The existing Towngas building was upgraded to a greener, safer, healthier, and more efficient building for the benefit of staff and the community.

    Towngas has earned the Gold Award in Manufacturing Sector of “BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards”. It aims to promote environmental practices among the manufacturing and service enterprises in Hong Kong and the Pan Pearl River Delta region to reduce environmental pollution.

    Climate change is a big issue to the world. Towngas is tireless in its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more resilient to the impact they have. The company commissioned a comprehensive climate change risk assessment, which identified risks and opportunities and led it to develop and implement targets for adaptation. Its will continue to monitor the situation and strengthen its capacity to cope with the climate change.  

    Public education is another significant component of Towngas’ environmental initiatives. Towngas seeks to promote awareness of sustainable development to the general public via a variety of media channels, exhibitions, leaflets, online games and community events. It also supports a wide range of environmental initiatives organised by local green groups. In order to promote environmental awareness across the Group, The company puts a wide range of awareness enhancement programmes into practice, including HSE Day, eco tours, talks and seminars and publications.

    The spirit of Reaching New Heights will go on. With Towngas’  professional knowledge, it will continue to provide clean and reliable energy for its customers in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

  • Organization Representative to BEC
  • Name: Victor Kwong
    Job Title: Head of Corporate Health, Safety & Environment
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