Milestones

2016
  • BEC joins the Paris Pledge for Action after adopting the Paris Agreement on 12 December 2015 at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. BEC’s aim is to reduce its carbon footprint while encouraging its members and rest of the Hong Kong business community to support these commitments.
  • BEC publishes its first Sustainability Report, which covers the financial year from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015 and details BEC’s vision and mission, strategic direction, activities and accomplishments, as well as its social, environmental and governance performance.
2017
  • The BEC Climate Change Business Forum Advisory Group releases Low Carbon Hong Kong: Supporting Business to Set Targets, a report which calls on all Hong Kong businesses to get involved in a process of setting the target of a maximum 2°C temperature rise and supporting strategies.
2018
  • BEC installs solar panels on its rooftop to support its strong advocacy of renewable energy and to support the Government’s Feed-in-Tariff policy.
2019
  • BEC launches a rooftop farm to instil the concept of sustainable green living in the BEC Building.
  • BEC launches the BEC Low Carbon Charter, the first charter of its kind in Hong Kong specifically responding to the UNFCCC’s Paris Agreement.
  • BEC develops “FY2020-2022 Strategic Plan”, in which three environmental focus areas are identified to be of significant importance for Hong Kong from October 2019 to September 2022, namely Climate Change, the Circular Economy and a Sustainable Living Environment. Three new corresponding Advisory Groups (AGs) are also formed.