The Green Council is a non-profit, non-partisan environmental organisation and certification body of Hong Kong. A group of individuals from different sectors of industry and academics shared the vision to help build Hong Kong into a world-class green city for the future. They formed the Green Council in May 2000, with the aim of encouraging the industrial and commercial sectors to include environmental protection in their production and management processes. The Green Council was registered as a non-profit making organisation in December 2000.
With the motto of “Conservation begins with Education”, the Green Council is fully committed to provide continued education and training on sustainable procurement, environmental management, waste management, energy conservation, etc.
The main sources of funding are from membership fees, public donations and sponsorships by corporations and individuals who share our vision. Where appropriate, we apply for funding from government sources and other charitable organisations for specific projects.
Raise public awareness for the need of a better environment
Encourage and improve environmental management and performance of local industries
Promote the image of Hong Kong as a city that gives high importance to environmental protection
Established the Hong Kong Green Label Scheme as a standard for consumers to identify products and services that are more environmental-friendly
Established the Hong Kong Green Awards and Sustainable Procurement Charter to raise awareness and promote the use of green purchasing as a means to reduce and avoid adverse environmental impacts
Organise talks, seminars, forums and symposiums in collaboration with education institutions and experts in relevant fields sharing their valuable experience and knowledge
Organise and coordinate the Green Carnival, Eco-model Tournament, Hong Kong Green Day, International Coastal Cleanup Hong Kong and Green Run to promote environmental education