Based upon the tremendous success of the first Hong Kong Green Awards (HKGA) formulated and staged by the Green Council (GC) in 2010, GC is determined to establish and further evolve it into a widely celebrated and recognized prominent annual event in Hong Kong. Its direct focus is to seek out, identify and recognize select participating companies that have pursued and achieved outstanding performance and results in the areas of green purchasing, green management and green governance. Nevertheless, the broader objective of this year's event -- "Hong Kong Green Awards 2016" (HKGA 2016) is to encourage all large corporations and SMEs in Hong Kong to include environmental considerations, responsibility, management, performance, continuous improvement and leadership in their operations, thereby enabling them to present themselves as businesses with strong and desirable environmental performance improvement priorities and accomplishments.
HKGA 2016 incorporates four awards categories -- "Green Purchaswi$e Award" (GPA), "Green Management Award" (GMA), “Environmental, Health and Safety Award (EHSA)" and "Corporate Green Governance Award" (CGGA). It is being organized, and directed and led by the Green Council in conjunction with over 30 supporting organizations, namely, according to nature: Development Bureau, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Environmental Protection Department, Planning Department, Global Ecolabelling Network, International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management, International Green Purchasing Network, The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, Construction Industry Council, Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Federation of International SME Ltd., The Hong Kong Federation of Electrical and Mechanical Contractors Limited, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Small & Medium Business (HKGCSMB), Hong Kong Hotel Association, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Danish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Finnish Chamber of Commerce, HK, French Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Singapore Chamber of Commerce, Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) - Hong Kong Branch, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Federation of Occupational Safety and Health Associations, Hong Kong Green Building Council, The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Environmental Division, Hong Kong Logistics Association, Hong Kong Procurement Professional Association, Hong Kong Productivity Council, Institute for Supply Management - Hong Kong (ISMHK), Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong.