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HKGPC > Membership

  • List of Members
  • WHY should you join the HKGPC?
  • WHO can become the HKGPC member?
  • HOW to become the HKGPC member?
  • HKGPC Membership Rights
  • HKGPC Membership Obligations
  • Membership Categories and Fees
  • Logos for different membership schemes
  • Uses of the HKGPC Logo
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    WHY should you join the HKGPC?
     

    HKGPC members should benefit from:

    1. increasing awareness of, appreciation for, and competency in green purchasing within their own business operations;

    2. immediate and then continual access to and updating of substantial practical green purchasing information, guidance, assistance, support and experience sharing through the various HKGPC initiatives;

    3. exclusive offers of and accessibility to practical training, instruction, peer consultation, and expert advice on targeted green purchasing;

    4. exposure to, and ability to interact directly with, other progressive organizations (i.e. leading producers and suppliers and/or environmentally concerned procurers) through the Cyber Green Centre and other mechanisms, that could lead to valuable, productive and profitable business opportunities and arrangements (i.e. "green supply and demand networking");

    5. recognition and reputation as a sector environmental management and performance leader (most notably and appropriately in the area of green procurement and purchasing);

    6. enhanced supply-chain management through the opportunity to identify, gain value knowledge and impartial feedback about, and purchase good quality and "green" consumables from credible and reliable suppliers; and

    7. authorization to use the HKGPC logo for publicity and marketing purposes and advice on how to do so in an effective way to achieve positive results.

    The Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter
    HKGPC logo right will be given to members for publicity purpose.

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    WHO can become the HKGPC member?
     

    Applicant should have business registered and/or operation within Hong Kong.

    Membership category is classified based on staff employed by the applicant

    • SMEs: manufacturing business which employs fewer than 100 persons in Hong Kong;
      or a non-manufacturing business which employs fewer than 50 persons in Hong Kong

    • Large corporations: manufacturing business which employs more than 100 persons in Hong Kong;
      or a non-manufacturing business which employs more than 50 persons in Hong Kong
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    HOW to become the HKGPC member?
     
    1. To be awarded the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter, the businesses should sign and implement the "Statement of Commitments", and must:

      i. Formulate Green Purchasing policies;
      ii. Develop and implement practical and sustainable Green Purchasing strategies; and
      iii. Promote the principles of Green Purchasing.

    2. Submit the HKGPC Application Document.

    HKGPC Secretariat and the Membership Approval Committee reserve the right to judge and verify the membership eligibility of all applicants.
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    HKGPC Membership Rights
     

    Each participating organization can enjoy the following benefits based upon the specific membership level achieved:

    Associate Member
    Member
    Fellow Member
    Authorized HKGPC Logo Use
    HKGPC Membership Certification With a Membership Certificate for Display Purposes
    Company name listed on HKGPC website
    Company logo listed on HKGPC website
    Company website's hyperlink listed on HKGPC website
    News and Event Notifications
    Priority Seating at Free Seminars / Workshops
    Green Purchasing Guidance and Advice
    Discounts and Priority Access for Paid Events
    Input into CSR report (once per year)
    Priority Invitation on Supporting and Participating Environmental Protection Activities Organised by Green Council
    Discount on the Hong Kong Green Label Scheme
    Discount on Purchasing Products with Green Label
    Arrangement and Provision of Experience Sharing Opportunities and Events
     
    Publication and Promotion of Individual Member’s Green Purchasing Achievements (with prior permission from Member officials)
     
    Member’s Logo Included in HKGPC Promotional and Information Materials – e.g. Documentation, Exhibit Signage, etc. – As and When Appropriate
     
     
    Notification of, and Invitation to Participate in Future Collaboration Initiatives and Events [as the HKGPC Evolves and Expands]
     
     

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    HKGPC Membership Obligations
     

    Apart from the requirements of the Statement of Commitment, members are under the following obligations upon the specific membership level achieved:

    Membership Type
    Obligations
    Associate Member

    Develop and adopt green purchasing policy and strategy in order to meet the core HKGPC membership requirements

    Member

    Implement, assess, and report on green purchasing policy, strategy, efforts and achievements, in order to evolve to Fellowship Member status

    Fellow Member

    "Take the Lead" by demonstrating strong, progressive and sustained corporate social responsibility, while guiding and assisting other organizations in launching and practicing green purchasing

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    Membership Categories and Fees
     

    Company Type 1
    Membership Category
    Qualifying Score
    Bi-annual Membership Fee
    SME
    Associate Member
    0 - 5
    HK$ 2,000
    Member
    6 - 10 HK$ 3,000
    Fellow Member
    11 - 16 HK$ 6,000
    Large Corporation
    Associate Member 0 - 5

    HK$ 10,000

    Member 6 - 10

    HK$ 30,000

    Fellow Member 11 - 16 HK$ 50,000

    Note:

    1. SME: manufacturing business which employs fewer than 100 persons in Hong Kong; or a non-manufacturing business which employs fewer than 50 persons in Hong Kong

      Large Corporation: manufacturing business which employs more than 100 persons in Hong Kong; or a non-manufacturing business which employs more than 50 persons in Hong Kong
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    Logos for different membership schemes
     

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    Regulations for HKGPC Logo Use
     

    To enable identification and recognition of the commitments, efforts and achievements of Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter (HKGPC) members, these selected companies and organisations are entitled to properly make use of the unique and officially registered and protected HKGPC logo in order to disseminate and raise awareness of their commitment to environmental responsibility and protection.

    Applications of the HKGPC Logo
    1. The HKGPC Logo can be used only by companies and organisations that have qualified for and been granted valid HKGPC membership by Green Council officials.

    2. The following table shows some currently acceptable HKGPC Logo applications*:

      Displaying Channels Acceptable Application

      Letterhead, Newsletter, Literature, Business Card

      Advertisement, Promotional Materials

      Product Catalogue

      Delivery Packaging

      Product Label/ Product Packaging

      Recruitment Page

      Other Applications Proposed By Members
      *

      *For any other potential application(s) of the HKGPC Logo which is/are not specifically stated in the Table above, pre-approval must be sought and received from Green Council officials beforehand.

      To ensure that the HKGPC Logo is compliable with these Logo Use guidelines, HKGPC members should verify their Logo use and layout with Green Council before producing their promotional materials.

    3. Examples of HKGPC Logo Applications

    4. Letterhead, Newsletter, Literature & Business Card
      Advertisement & Promotional Materials (For example: Websites\Leaflets\Catalogues)
      Delivery Packaging & Product Packagings
      Recruitment Page
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