Message from BEC Immediate Past Chairman Mr Richard Lancaster
Congratulations to Business Environment Council (“BEC”) on its 30th anniversary.
Over the past three decades, BEC has been working with our members and the wider business community to promote environmental excellence and mainstream corporate sustainability. Along the way, we achieved a number of firsts in green building development, policy advocacy and capacity building in Hong Kong. Some examples include the development of the first accredited certificate-issuing body for indoor air quality solutions in 2007, the BEC Building became the first commercial building in Hong Kong to achieve the Platinum rating of Provisional Assessment under the BEAM Plus Existing Buildings (version 1.2) in 2014, and more recently the launch of the BEC Low Carbon Charter in March 2019, which is the first charter in Hong Kong specifically responding to the goals of the Paris Agreement.
It is impossible to achieve all these milestones on our own. On this auspicious occasion, I want to pay tribute to BEC’s many stakeholders. Our Founding Members who had the vision to lay the foundation for BEC; our current members numbering over 200, our partners in Government, the business sector, academia, consulate generals and international organisations and our staff who have supported BEC’s objectives since day one. BEC will continue to work closely with our members and partners for a net-zero, liveable and sustainable future, and will remain a driving force during this green transformation.
I wish BEC every success and look forward to its future endeavours scaling new heights in the years to come.
BEC 30th Anniversary Logo
3 January 2022
We are proud to unveil our official 30th anniversary logo to kick-start our celebration.
BEC could never go this far without strong supports from our members. The three lines below “30 Years” represent BEC members which have always been a solid foundation for our success. Focusing on climate change, circular economy and sustainable living environment, BEC will keep up the momentum of our 30-year journey towards the shared vision of creating a sustainable future.
A special thanks to the winning designer Mr Tuba Lee!
The Untold Story of BEC Building
28 February 2022
BEC Building, formally known as Jockey Club Environmental Building, is a distinctive icon of BEC. The cylindrical building, inspired by the traditional Hakka Tulou, has been standing in the tranquil district of Kowloon Tong since 1996. BEC has taken our 30th anniversary as the exclusive opportunity to unwind some key historical materials and discover BEC’s sustainability journey since the early history of our building. Read our cover story in the February e-Newsletter to learn more!