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About HKGPC
 

The HKSAR Government pledged to develop and promote green purchasing in the government and private sectors so as to reduce waste generation and stimulate the recycling industry in December 2005. In the Policy Address 2006-07, our Chief Executive also appeals to the trade and industry sectors to protect the environment, in which green procurement methods in the operations are highly recommended. The Government suggests local private sector businesses and members to be guided and assisted in the selection, purchase and use of "green" products and services produced, offered and consumed in environmentally responsible manners without unnecessary sacrifices on quality of life or the natural environment. In his Policy Address 2009-10 and after the task force on economic challenges meeting in June 2009, the Chief Executive also announced that the Government will expand the scope of green purchasing and take the lead in making Hong Kong a green city through legislation and specific green measures.

   
Message
 
  • Message from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Mr. Bas de Leeuw
Head, Integrated Resource Management
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch

 

"Environmentally Green Procurement is a key tool to promote the production and consumption of environmentally sound products and services. An initiative like the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter (HKGPC) that supports awareness raising and capacity building on both demand and supply side of the market is therefore very important. The charter will benefit not only public organisations but also individual consumers who will see more and more green products in the shopping malls. Having read carefully the HKGPC mission statement I believe Green Council is on a very promising path to help achieving a better world."

   

 

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  • Message from Secretary for the Environment

Mr. Edward Yau
Secretary for the Environment

Establishment of the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter

Green purchasing is an important measure to reduce waste and help protect the environment. Over the years, the Green Council has been working closely with the private sector to practise and promote green purchasing. I would like to sincerely thank the Council for their efforts.

I encourage companies to join hands with the Green Council in developing the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter and purchasing more "green" products in their daily operations to contribute to environmental sustainability. I trust that your co-ordinated efforts will turn a new page for green purchasing in Hong Kong.

 


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Ms. Anissa Wong
Permanent Secretary for the Environment

Establishment of the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter

The establishment of the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter signifies a new chapter for the local development of green purchasing.

Over the years, the Green Council has devoted itself to enhancing the environmental awareness of business sector and made significant progress.

Being an important initiative of the Green Council, the Charter clearly shows the firm commitment of industrial and commercial sector in upholding a quality environment. It also sets an excellent example on how non-government organizations can join hands with private sector in promoting environment protection.

I would like to thank the green Council for their effort and wish the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter every success.

 

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  • Message from Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Alex Fong
CEO, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

On behalf of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, I am pleased to extend my congratulations to the Green Council for launching the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter.

The best way to protect the environment is to prevent pollution at source. Green purchasing is therefore an important practice to significantly preserve our precious resources and minimize waste. I encourage businesses to take environmental factors into account in the purchasing process, as well as to make use of their purchasing power to promote environmentally responsible procurement by influencing the supply chain.

Wish the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter every success. Let's make the world a cleaner and better world to live.

 

Structure
 

Organizational Structure

HKGPC Founding Members
 

Currently, The HKGPC Founding Members who come from the authorities, public utility companies, businesses, theme parks, expert groups, non-government organizations and academia. The HKGPC Founding Members provides strategic guidance, direction and support for the development and implementation of the HKGPC.

List of the HKGPC Founding Members (in alphabetical order)

  • Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
  • CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
  • Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Hong Kong Housing Authority
  • Airport Authority Hong Kong
  • Hospital Authority
  • MTR Corporation
  • NWS Holdings Limited
  • Ocean Park Corporation
  • Shui On Land
  • The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
Technical Vetting Committee
 

Formed by stakeholders and local experts, the Technical Vetting Committee aims to provide expertises on the development and production of the Green Purchasing Best Practices Guidebook, vetting HKGPC memberships, and ensure the proper operations of the HKGPC.

Advisors
 

The HKGPC Advisors provide expertise guidance, direction and support for the development and implementation of the HKGPC.

List of HKGPC Advisors (in alphabetical order)

  • Environmental Resources Management Hong Kong Limited
  • Hong Kong Procurement Professional Association
  • Hong Kong Waste Management Association
  • International Green Purchasing Network
  • The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Hong Kong Branch

Supporting Organizations

 

List of Supporting Organizations (in alphabetical order)

  • Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Productivity Council
  • The British Chamber of Commerce
  • The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce