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Over 300 Companies Join Business Environment Council’s Sustainable Consumption Programme to Foster Sustainable Business Practices in Hong Kong
   

Over 300 Companies Join Business Environment Council’s Sustainable Consumption Programme to Foster Sustainable Business Practices in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, 27 July 2018 - According to the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 released by the United Nations, sustainable consumption and production policies are a key mechanism for improving living standards without compromising the resources needs for future generations. Today Business Environment Council (“BEC”) held the Award Presentation Ceremony of “Fostering Sustainable Consumption for Hong Kong Business and the Community” Programme in D · Park, Tsuen Wan to recognise outstanding companies and organisations that are committed to provide and choose products and services which have less environmental and social impact. An educational exhibition will also be held alongside to promulgate the concept of sustainable consumption.

Funded by the Government’s Sustainable Development Fund, BEC launched the “Fostering Sustainable Consumption for Hong Kong Business and the Community” Programme in July 2017 to raise public and businesses’ awareness and drive behavioural changes. Companies are invited to join the Programme as a Sustainable Consumption Enterprise or Sustainable Product Supplier. Since its debut, over 300 companies have joined the Programme, and its online sustainable product and service directory has registered over 800 items.

From 28 June to 6 July, BEC encouraged members of public to vote for their favourite outstanding companies. After counting over 3,300 votes, the Sustainable Consumption Enterprise Gold Award went to the Swire Properties Limited, while the Sustainable Product Supplier Gold Award went to the Ocean Park Hong Kong.

“Today marks the first anniversary of BEC Sustainable Consumption Programme. On behalf of BEC, I congratulate the awardees and thank all the participating companies of Sustainable Consumption Enterprise and Sustainable Product Supplier for promoting sustainable consumption in Hong Kong. Individual consumers and business in Hong Kong are major contributors to ecological resources consumption. Other than environmental concerns, provision of products and services with socially responsible manner and benefits to local communities are also crucial elements of a sustainable society. Businesses should go beyond business as usual and the Programme has established a one-stop resources centre in facilitating and encouraging the public to support sustainable consumption.” Mr Adam Koo, CEO of BEC, said.

Besides the recognition scheme, BEC had launched a series of programme items, including the online sustainable product and service directory, BEC Guide on Sustainable Consumption, the mobile app “Guide on Sustainable Consumption Products and Services” and 6 roving exhibitions to raise awareness and encourage committed efforts towards sustainable consumption.

Government representatives attended the Award Presentation Ceremony:

· Dr Kwok Pik Wan, Winnie - Acting Assistant Director (Conservation), Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

· Mr Wong Hon Meng - Assistant Director (Waste Reduction and Recycling), Environmental Protection Department

List of awardees (in alphabetical order):

 

Alliance Construction Materials Limited

Allied Environmental Consultants Limited

Cathay Pacific Catering Services (H.K.) Limited

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Cordis, Hong Kong

Crown Gas Stoves (Holdings) Company Limited

Ecoponics (Hong Kong) Limited

eicó (HK) Limited

Endress+Hauser (HK) Limited

Everything Organic Limited

FAIR CIRCLE

Fish Marketing Organization

Fondgear Company Limited

Gammon Construction Limited

Gold Dynasty International Finance Limited

Harriman Property Management Limited – Lexington Hill

Harriman Property Management Limited – Wheelock House

Harriman Property Management Limited – Chelsea Court

Harriman Property Management Limited – Citi Tower

Harriman Property Management Limited – Gough Hill Residences

Harriman Property Management Limited – Kensington Hill

Harriman Property Management Limited – The Babington

Health Aims

HM Environmental Technologies Limited

Hong Kong Gold Dynasty Classic Sandalwood Furniture Limited

Hong Lok Yuen Property Management Company Limited

Hong Yip Service Company Limited

Hongkong International Terminals Limited

K. Wah Construction Materials (Hong Kong) Limited

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – International Commerce Centre

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – New Town Plaza I

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – New Town Plaza III & New Town Tower

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – C-BONS International Center

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – Elite Centre

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – Hillsborough Court

 

 

 

 

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – Kin Sang Commercial Centre

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – Lei On Court

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – Metropolis Plaza

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – Two Harbour Square

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – Aegean Coast

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – Apec Plaza

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – Blossom Garden

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – East Point City (Residential)

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – Millennium City 1, 2, 3 & 6

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – One Harbour Square

Kai Shing Management Services Limited – Siu Lun Court

Kerry Properties Limited

Kingfisher Asia Limited

MicroForests

Modern Terminals Limited

New World Department Store China Limited

Ocean Park Hong Kong

Pause & Ponder

Perfect Green Supplies Company Limited

Perma Grace Company Limited

Pioneer Management Limited

Promat International (Asia Pacific) Limited

Recycle Cycle (HK) Company Limited

Sailing Boat Catering Group Limited

Siemens Limited

Sino Land Company Limited

Siu Vision Lifestyle Limited

Swire Properties Limited

The Green Atrium Gaia Organic Farm

The Harbourview

Supreme Management Services Limited – The Leighton Hill

Vegetable Marketing Organization

Vegware Hong Kong Limited

Welspring

World Marketing Development Centre Limited

Worldwide Cruise Terminals (Hong Kong) Limited


All socially responsible corporations are welcome to join the Sustainable Consumption Recognition Scheme. For more information: http://suscon.bec.org.hk

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