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Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence

The Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) aims to encourage businesses and organizations to adopt green management, and to present participants with an opportunity to benchmark and recognize their commitment to environmental protection.

HKAEE is a successful merger of various government-invitated environmental schemes, namely the Hong Kong Eco-Business Awards, the Wastewi$e Scheme and the Hong Kong Energy Efficiency Awards. By merging and extending these schemes, it will optimize the use of resources and serve as an integrated scheme to the wider business community.

BEC's flagship Hong Kong Eco-Products Awards has also been incorporated into the HKAEE as the Eco-Product Label. BEC has been appointed by the Environmental Campaign Committee as one of the two consultants responsible for the preparation of the assessment guidelines as well as technical assessments of the HKAEE participants.


Details of the HKAEE

Listed below is the details of the Environmental Labels, Sectoral Awards and Carbon"Less" certificates:

Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence


Environmental Labels

Certificate scheme

Sectoral Awards


Recognize organizations
which have attained a
prescribed number of
specific environmental

Recognize buildings and
organizations which have achieved a verified
absolute reduction of
overall carbon emissions

Recognize organizations which have demonstrated all-round and outstanding environmental performance within designated sectors

Mechanism Continuous
Measurement and verified achievement


  • Wastewi$e Label
  • Energywi$e Label
  • IAQwi$e Label
  • Productwi$e Label
  • Carbon footprint reduction
  • Construction Industry
  • Financial, Insurance and Accounting Institutions
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Manufacturing
  • Property Management
  • Public Organizations and Utilities
  • Retailers
  • Schools #
  • Transport and Logistics

No prescribed limit for each label

  • Class of Good
  • Class of Excellence

No prescribed limit

  • Carbon“Less” N% Certificate

For each sector:

  • 1 Gold
  • 1 Silver
  • 1 Bronze
  • 1 SME Award *
  • A maximum of 10 Merits

or a combination as deemed appropriate by the Adjudicating

# Restricted to the Champions, First runners-up and Second runners-up of the past Hong Kong Green
School Award (HKGSA) organized by the Environmental Campaign Committee, and the schools with the title of "Hong Kong Green School" starting from the 8th HKGSA.
* Companies/organizations that meet the definition of SME adopted by the Government may have the chance to compete for the Sectoral SME Award in the sector concerned, subject to the discretion of the organizers.


The awardees of the Environmental Labels, the Carbon“Less” Certificates and the winners of the Sectoral Awards will:

  • be granted a trophy or a certificate;
  • be entitled to use the award icons for promotional and publicity purposes; and
  • have opportunities to share the organizations' environmental achievements and experiences at public events


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