Based upon the tremendous success of the first Hong Kong Green Awards (HKGA) formulated and staged by the Green Council (GC) in 2010, GC is determined to establish and further evolve it into a widely celebrated and recognized prominent annual event in Hong Kong. Its direct focus is to seek out, identify and recognize select participating companies that have pursued and achieved outstanding performance and results in the areas of green purchasing, green management and green governance. Nevertheless, the broader objective of this year's event -- "Hong Kong Green Awards 2013" (HKGA 2013) is to encourage all large corporations and SMEs in Hong Kong to include environmental considerations, responsibility, management, performance, continuous improvement and leadership in their operations, thereby enabling them to present themselves as businesses with strong and desirable environmental performance improvement priorities and accomplishments.
HKGA 2013 incorporates three awards categories -- "Green Purchaswi$e Award" (GPA), "Green Management Award" (GMA) and "Corporate Green Governance Award" (CGGA). It is being organized, and directed and led by the Green Council in conjunction with supporting organizations, namely, according to nature: Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Environmental Protection Department, Global Ecolabelling Network, International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management, International Green Purchasing Network, Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Danish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Singapore Chamber of Commerce, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, The Climate Group, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Environmental Division, The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong.