Connecting, Nurturing, Creating for Sustainable Environment

BEC E-newsletter (May 2017)
   

BEC News

Fostering Sustainable Consumption for Hong Kong Business and Community

Funded by the Council for Sustainable Development, BEC is going to launch a cross-sector sustainable consumption platform in Q3 this year under the “Fostering Sustainable Consumption for Hong Kong Business and the Community” programme.

This platform, which comprises of a Guide, a website and a mobile application, aims to promote sustainable consumption and procurement practices in business sector and the wider community. It is an initiative that supports the Sustainable Development Goal 12 “Responsible Consumption and Productionestablished by the United Nations in 2015.  

In addition to the platform, a Recognition Scheme will also be launched to invite companies to participate as “Sustainable Consumption Enterprise” or “Sustainable Product Supplier”. For more details about the programme, please click here or contact Mr Johnny Hui (T. 2784 3957 | E. johnny@bec.org.hk).

Presentation Ceremony for 2016 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE)

The prize presentation ceremony of HKAEE was held on 4 May to recognise  strong commitment and efforts by organisations on environmental protection. As one of the organisers of the awards, BEC congratulates all the winners.

The 2017 HKAEE is now inviting local companies/organisations to join this annual landmark event of Hong Kong’s environmental sector. Application deadline: 16 June 2017. For more details, please click here or contact us at T. 2784 3964 | E.hkaee@bec.org.hk.

BEC joined the judging session of Primary STEM Project Exhibition

BEC was pleased to be one of the judges of this year’s Primary STEM Project Exhibition, with the theme on simple and green lifestyle.

BEC Public Education Programme on Marine Biodiversity

In order to promote community awareness on biodiversity and introduce to the public the wealth of marine biodiversity in Hong Kong, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has commissioned BEC to organise a roving exhibition "Hong Kong Marine Biodiversity" in five districts from June to October 2017.

Roving exhibition in June:

Date:

3 to 7 June 2017 (11am to 8pm)

Location:

Level 2 Atrium, Sunshine City Plaza, Ma On Shan

Fee:

Free of charge

Following each exhibition, outdoor marine-based educational activities will be organised to provide the public with practical knowledge of coastal environment and marine life in Hong Kong.

Activities in June:

Activities:

Coastal Clean-up Tour

Eco-tour

Date:

18 Jun 2017 (9:30am to 1pm)

24 Jun 2017 (1pm to 6pm)

Location:

Nai Chung

Ting Kok

Fee:

Free of charge

For further information, please contact Ms Toni Wong (T: 2784 3970 │ E: biodiversity@bec.org.hk  │Fax: 2784 6699).   

BEC IEE Training Courses

ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditing (4th Intake) (29 & 30 June, 2017) This course facilitates participants’ understanding of the concept of ISO 14001 and helps them interpret the new requirements of ISO 14001:2015 to conduct a successful internal audit of an environmental management system and to deliver audit findings. Discount offer is available for BEC Members.  

For outlines and schedules of BEC IEE courses, please click here. For registration and enquiry, please contact BEC IEE (T. 2784 3900 | E. beciee@bec.org.hk).

BEC Past Events

8 May: Low Carbon Hong Kong Report Launch

BEC released its latest report “Low Carbon Hong Kong: Supporting Business to Set Targets” on 8 May. Under Secretary for the Environment, Ms Christine Loh; Assistant Director of Hong Kong Observatory, Mr Edwin Lai and a hundred business representatives joined our report launch event to exchange views on how companies set carbon reductions targets.

Executive Summary is available at BEC website

16 May: BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2017: Circular Economy: Towards a Resource Efficient Hong Kong – Managing Waste, Driving Growth

BEC successfully held its EnviroSeries Conference 2017 at JW Marriott Hotel with a full house of over 150 participants, including policy makers, industry experts, business leaders and academics. Thank you to our honorable guest, Secretary for the Environment Mr KS Wong and all the distinguished speakers for their excellent presentations and valuable sharing. Our sincere gratitude also goes to all of our sponsors, partners and BEC Board Directors.

Services for BEC Members

Not a BEC Member yet? Contact our Membership Team (T. 2784 3951 | E. membership@bec.org.hk) to know more about our membership scheme. You can also contact our membership team to explore potential speaking and sponsorship opportunities.

BEC Members Corner

Jinchat opens the first Danfoss Turbocor Oil-free Compressor Service Center

Jinchat Engineering (HK) Co. Ltd. has recently opened Hong Kong’s first Danfoss Turbocor Oil-free Compressor Service Center. A launch ceremony was held in April to celebrate this special occasion. Oil-free chiller is widely used in Hong Kong and around the world as a means to increase energy efficiency in buildings. This new service center not only provides better support service to property management companies and building owners but also facilitates the development of oil-free technology in Hong Kong.

Opening of Swire Properties’ Sustainable Development Exhibition Centre “The Loop”

“The Loop” is Swire Properties’ first-ever, sustainable development exhibition centre – located in the heart of Taikoo Place. This interactive space aims to increase environmental awareness and encourage Taikoo Place tenants and the wider community to incorporate sustainable practices into their business operations and their everyday lives.

The well-known recycling phrase “close the loop”, which refers to the principle that all resources can be recycled and reused, inspired the name “The Loop”.

Located inside Devon House and spanning 4,000 sq ft, The Loop features a retrospective exhibition of the company’s sustainability work in Quarry Bay, recycling centre, food waste composter, green wall and dedicated space for urban farming, as well as an “Eco-art installation”.

Industry News

Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS)

If your company is engaged in green technology development, the Government funding scheme - Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) can help. ESS is designed to encourage the private sector to invest in research and development with funding up to HK$10 million per project. Companies registered in Hong Kong are eligible to apply. For more details, please click here.

BEC Supporting Events

Date

Event

Organiser(s)

2 June 2017

HKICS Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU) 2017

The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries

5 - 6 June 2017 APAC Innovation Summit (AIS) 2017 - Robotics Conference Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
5 – 7 June 2017 The World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong  Construction Industry Council and Hong Kong Green Building Council
7 Jun 2017 Joint Technical Seminar on “High Performance Building Design & LEED Implementation”  ASHRAE Hong Kong Chapter, Platium and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

13 – 16 June 2017

第十五屆中國國際環保展覽會 - 香港館 (Chinese version only)

 

Federation of Hong Kong Industries

26 – 29 October 2017

Eco Expo Asia 2017

Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd


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