April 2014

BEC Events

31 March 2014: Constitutional Development Forum for the Environmental Industry

About 100 business leaders, professionals and practitioners from the environmental industry joined the Forum, in which the Chief Secretary for Administration Mrs Carrie Lam, and the Secretary for the Environment Mr K S Wong, discussed the framework under the Basic Law for the “Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive in 2017 and for Forming the Legislative Council in 2016”, and encouraged the audience to provide their views in response to the Consultation Document on this important issue.

First row (from left)
Dr Lau Yiu Shing, Chairman, Hong Kong Recycle Materials Re-production Business General Association, Mr Randy Yu, JP, District Councillor, Islands District Council; and Board Director, Business Environment Council, Ir Conrad Wong, Chairman, Hong Kong Green Building Council, Mr KS Wong, JP, Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government, Mrs Carrie Lam, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSAR Government, Prof John Chai, Chairman, Business Environment Council, Prof John Ng, Chairman, BEAM Society, Ms Agnes Li, CEO, Business Environment Council

Second row (from left)
Dr Conn Yuen, Director, BEAM Society Limited, Mr Hui Tak Shan, Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Recycle Materials & Re-production Business General Association, Mr T C Yee, Board Director, Business Environment Council, Mr Eric Su, Board Director, Business Environment Council, Mr Victor Kwong, Board Director, Business Environment Council, Mr Ronald Chin, Executive Director, Hong Kong Green Building Council, Ir C S Ho, General Manager, BEAM Society Limited

27 March 2014: BEC Leadership Networking Series

About 40 BEC members and guests gathered in this event to learn about the development of green commercial buildings.

Mr Kevin Edmunds, Senior Manager - Sustainability, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, introduced various green design layouts and focuses in Hong Kong Science Park Phase 3. Then, Mr Gary Hui, Senior Sustainability Design Manager, Leigh & Orange Limited, shared some recent examples of green building development in Hong Kong and the ways to reduce energy consumption in the office environment.

BEC News

BEC Headquarters Building Received the Carbon"Less" Certificate

BEC headquarters building recently received the Carbon"Less" 10% Certificate under the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence. The Carbon"Less" Certificate scheme aims to recognise buildings or organisations that achieve a verified absolute reduction of overall carbon emissions.


BEC IEE Upcoming Programme Highlights

BEC IEE organises the “ISO 14001 Internal Auditing” on 28 and 29 April 2014 for companies that are interested in learning the requirements of ISO 14001 standard, and how to conduct a successful internal audit of an environmental management system and produce audit findings.

BEC IEE offers various environmental education programmes for business managers and decision makers.More details and programmes schedule are available in BEC website. For registration and enquiry, please contact Dr Veronica Chan (T 2784 3937 | E beciee@bec.org.hk).

BEC Partnership Programmes

HR Excellence Awards 2014 by HKIHRM

As the Associate Assessor and Supporting Organisation of the HR Excellence Awards 2014, BEC is inviting companies to join this Awards programme to showcase outstanding people management strategies and practices.

Organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM), the HR Excellence Awards 2014 aims to recognise organisations’ efforts in human resources management. The Awards programme is open to organisations of all sizes and types with operations in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and Asia-Pacific Region. Interested organisations are welcome to submit the application before 9 May 2014. For more details about the Awards programme, please click here.

The First Upcycling Workshop for Corporate Employees - "Upcycling the Tai Po Community Project"

Funded by HKSAR Sustainable Development Fund and partnered with the Hong Kong Federation of Women's Centres, BEC is organising a community-outreach programme entitled “Upcycling the Tai Po Community Project” from December 2013 to May 2015. The Programme aims to train women in Tai Po District how to make upcycling products. In return, these trained participants will be the trainers of corporate employees in the production of upcycling items.

The first workshop was successfully held on 19 March 2014 for employees of Kai Shing Properties Limited. In a fun-filled environment, the employees learnt to make soap with used household cooking oil. 

BEC members interested in organising upcycling workshop are welcome to contact Ms Sze Yuen  (T 2784 3916 | E swyuen@bec.org.hk).

EPD Glass Bottle Recycling Programme for Housing Estates

To better promote glass bottle recycling in Hong Kong and to pave way for the implementation of the Mandatory Producer Responsibility Scheme, the Environmental Protection Department has commissioned BEC to organise and manage the glass bottle recycling programmes in Sai Kung, Tuen Mun and North District from January 2014 to June 2015. Over 80 housing estates in these 3 districts have already participated in this Programme, enabling their residents to recycle glass bottles.

All housing estates and residential buildings in these 3 districts with property management office are welcome to join this Programme. For more details about the Programme, please contact Mr Jonathan Li  (T 2784 3921 | E em_admin@bec.org.hk).

BEC Upcoming Event

24 April 2014: BEC Leadership Networking Series

In this event, Mr Toshiaki Takahashi from Ricoh Asia Pacific Operation will share their environmental related work and experiences on supply chain management, and the latest office eco-friendly technologies, in order to help businesses go green. Dr Peter Lee, Chief Technology Officer, Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited will be the second speaker and will share the latest technologies about Indoor Air Quality from a research perspective.

For registration and enquiry, please contact Ms Joey Hui (T 2784 3958 | E joey@bec.org.hk).

BEC Upcoming Member Events

10 April 2014: Industry Visit to Hong Kong Science Park Phase 3

In this visit, participants will learn how Hong Kong Science Park Phase 3 incorporates the latest green technologies and sustainable design in the buildings, in order to facilitate its tenants to adopt green practices. To register, please contact Ms Kitty Wong (T 2784 3924 | E kitty@bec.org.hk).

10 April 2014: BEC Policy Dialogue Series: Fuel Mix - Workshop III “Government Consultation Paper on Fuel Mix”

BEC is hosting a four-part Policy Dialogue Series from March to May, regarding the options for Hong Kong’s future electricity production and fuel mix.

Built on the previous fuel mix recommendations which were outlined in BEC's Submission on the 2014  C E Policy Address, BEC has focused in the two workshops held in March, on topics related to: nuclear power, importing of electricity from Guangdong, and renewable and conventional generation in Hong Kong.

In the coming workshop on 10 April, BEC invites Mr Donald Ng, Principal Assistant Secretary (Electricity Reviews),Environment Bureau, to introduce the “Future Fuel Mix for Electricity Generation” Consultation Document. Participants can gain a better understanding of the consultation paper and to express their opinions regarding the future fuel mix policy in Hong Kong. Subsequent to these workshops, a public forum is scheduled in May 2014.

BEC members are welcome to join the policy dialogue series. To register, please fill in the registration form and return to jill@bec.org.hk.  For enquiry, please contact Mr Eric Chan (T 2784 3933 | E eric@bec.org.hk) or Ms Venneza Wong (T 2784 3928| E venneza@bec.org.hk).

1 – 4 June 2014: Group Visit to Singapore

BEC is organising a Group Visit to Singapore from 1 to 4 June 2014, for the purpose of providing a better understanding on managing environmental issues in Singapore.

The itinerary covers visits to various waste management facilities and major environmental exhibition and conferences. Members will also have the opportunity to meet and share experiences with key players of the local waste management industry. 

For more details about the visit, please contact Ms Bonnie Ho (T 2784 3951 | E bonnie@bec.org.hk).

BEC Members Corner

Scania Driver Competitions 2014 to be Launched

Thousands of truck drivers around the world are invited to participate in the Scania Driver Competitions 2014 – one of the world’s largest truck driving and training event. This year, Scania aims to attract more than 85,000 truck drivers from 40 countries.

BEC Corporate Member Scania (Hong Kong) Limited is going to launch the local competition on 22 April 2014. Through this competition, Scania is looking for another year of success in increasing road safety awareness, reducing fuel consumption and supporting Hong Kong moves toward a greener city.

For details and pre-registration of the competition, please click here.

"BEC Members Corner" is dedicated to BEC members to introduce their recent achievements, success stories, innovative ideas or solutions on environmental sustainability. Members could provide us an English write-up with a maximum of 200 words, which BEC will reserve the rights of editing and publishing. The submission deadline for the upcoming E-newsletter is 22 April 2014 (Tuesday).

To submit an article or enquire about this section, please contact Ms Joey Hui (joey@bec.org.hk).

BEC Members Update

Please join BEC in welcoming the following members:

General Member
Ecozine Limited
Hong Kong Organic Waste Recycling Centre Limited
Shun Yuen Construction Company Limited
Tai Tam Marine & Water Education Foundation Limited

(Listed in alphabetical order of the companies’ name)

HBF Update

Please click on the link below to learn about the latest news and activities of BEC’s initiative Harbour Business Forum (HBF).




BEC Supporting Events

Mar – Aug 2014 Hang Seng Pan PRD Environmental Awards 2013/14
Mar – Nov 2014 Green Building Award 2014
8 Apr 2014 Spring Reception by Hong Kong Green Strategy Alliance and Hong Kong Environmental Industry Association
9 Apr 2014 The HKIE Environmental Division Annual Seminar “Hong Kong Energy Challenges & Solutions”
10 Apr 2014 Disclosing Plastics: Challenges and Opportunities
16 Apr 2014 BIM Year 2014 – Grand Launch Ceremony cum Networking Cocktail
26 Apr 2014 Public Forum of the “Study on the Action Plan for Livable Bay Area of the Pearl River Estuary”
7 May 2014 Moving into the Frontier
21 – 24 May 2014 The Certified Energy Manager (CEM®) Program for Professional Certification
26 - 28 May 2014 Certified Carbon Auditor Professional (CAP)
2 - 4 Jun 2014 WasteMET Asia 2014
13 Sep 2014 HKIS Annual Conference 2014
15 – 16 Oct 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Energy Policies and Technologies
29 Oct – 1 Nov 2014 Eco Expo Asia 2014
2014 – 2015 The "Let's Save 10L Water" Campaign
  Environmental Education Creative Competition 2014