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)
Airport Authority Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Housing Authority
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)
Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong Hong Kong Productivity Council The British Chamber of Commerce The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
WHY should you join the HKGPC?
HKGPC members should benefit from:
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.
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
HKGPC Membership Rights
Each participating organization can enjoy the following benefits based upon the specific membership level achieved:
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]
HKGPC Membership Obligations
Apart from the requirements of the Statement of Commitment, members are under the following obligations upon the specific membership level achieved:
Develop and adopt green purchasing policy and strategy in order to meet the core HKGPC membership requirements
Implement, assess, and report on green purchasing policy, strategy, efforts and achievements, in order to evolve to Fellowship Member status
"Take the Lead" by demonstrating strong, progressive and sustained corporate social responsibility, while guiding and assisting other organizations in launching and practicing green purchasing
Membership Categories and Fees
Company Type 1
Bi-annual Membership Fee
0 - 5
6 - 10
11 - 16
0 - 5
6 - 10
11 - 16
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
Logos for different membership schemes
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
Letterhead, Newsletter, Literature & Business Card
GreenTech Alliance invites all companies with a business objective/ focus on development of greener technologies to join and together we build a strong knowledge base for greater good.
Companies, regardless of size and country of origin, can apply for membership by filling in an online membership form and an essay on elaboration of corporate objectives and goals towards a greener future. To go green, all applications will be done online.
Acceptance of membership will be official upon stringent evaluation of application materials by Green Council and the GreenTech Alliance Advisory Committee. Confirmation details and membership number will be sent via email upon final approval.
Environmental Performance Requirement
Meet the needs of society in ways that can continue indefinitely into the future without damaging or depleting natural resources.
Avoid or significantly reduce waste and pollution by changing patterns of production and consumption.
Cradle to Cradle Design
End the “cradle to grave” cycle of manufactured products by creating products that can be reclaimed, re-manufactured or re-used.
Develop and continue to enhance environmentally preferable alternatives to technologies – whether fossil fuel or chemical intensive agriculture – that have been demonstrated to damage health and the environment.
To apply for membership of GreenTech Alliance, please complete the application form and send to Green Council:
Address: Room 703 New World Tower I, 18 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong