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 2012" (HKGA 2012) 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 2012 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 30 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, The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, Federation of Hong Kong Industries, The Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies, The Hong Kong Chinese Importers' & Exporters' Association, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Small & Medium Business, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Australian Chamber of Commerce, The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Danish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply, The Climate Group, The Hong Kong Fedreation of Electrical and Mechanical Contractors Limited, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Environmental Division, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Manufacturing and Industrial Division, The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Hong Kong Logistics Association, Hong Kong Productivity Council, Hong Kong Procurement Professional Association, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong Waste Management Association, Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong.