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.
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
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.
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
List of Supporting Organizations (in alphabetical order)
increasing awareness of, appreciation for, and competency in green purchasing within their own business operations;
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;
exclusive offers of and accessibility to practical training, instruction, peer consultation, and expert advice on targeted green purchasing;
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");
recognition and reputation as a sector environmental management and performance leader (most notably and appropriately in the area of green procurement and purchasing);
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
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.
HKGPC logo right will be given to members for publicity purpose.