About BEC

Business Environment Council Limited (BEC) is an independent, non-profit membership organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong. BEC is also a tax-exempt charitable organisation under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (Cap 112).

Since its establishment in 1992, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility. BEC offers sustainable solutions and professional services covering advisory, research, assessment, training and award programmes for government, business and the community, thus enabling environmental protection and contributing to the transition to a net-zero economy.


Our Vision

To lead, enable and drive the business community to transform for a green, liveable and sustainable Hong Kong.

Our Mission

To galvanise business actions towards environmental excellence and net zero in Hong Kong by connecting the government, businesses, and community through thought leadership, innovative solutions, policy advocacy, strategic partnership, advisory services, and environmental education.

Our Commitment

To identify practical means to address environmental concerns and focus business sentiment on matters related to protecting and sustaining the environment.

To harness the commitment of Hong Kong's business leaders to influence change, maximise the value of their efforts, and improve the overall environmental performance and competitiveness of Hong Kong.

To partner with government, business and community organisations to address environmental concerns, with the overall objective of improving performance and moving Hong Kong towards a more sustainable society.

Memorandum and Articles of Association of BEC

Our Logo

Sun Radiance Continuity Balance
The six flares of the BEC logo denote Sustainability – the 21st Century Agenda which embraces Economic Growth,
Eco Efficiency, Social Equality, Partnership and Action.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of organisation is BEC?

BEC is the longest running independent, non-profit organisation in Hong Kong promoting corporate, social and environmental responsibility. It was founded in 1992 by key business leaders to discuss and identify appropriate initiatives to address environmental problems in Hong Kong. The name BEC was formally adopted in 2000.

Who runs BEC?

BEC is led by a Board of Directors, which provides strategic direction. Daily operations are driven by a team of executives and professionals under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer. The members of the Board are elected by our members, and our executive and professional team comprises full-time staff, who develop and implement appropriate policies, programmes and services to ensure that BEC's objectives are met.