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THE HKMA LAUNCHED THE INAUGURAL HONG KONG SUSTAINABILITY AWARD 2016/17

27/10/2016


THE HKMA LAUNCHED THE INAUGURAL
HONG KONG SUSTAINABILITY AWARD 2016/17

The Hong Kong Management Association has launched the inaugural Hong Kong Sustainability Award today (27 October) at its Launching Ceremony cum Briefing Session held on 3/F, Tower 2, South Seas Centre, 75 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, KOWLOON.

Officiated by Mr James Thompson, Chairman of the Association and Dr Delman Lee, Chairman of the Award Organizing Committee, the event attracted over 100 guests and members to attend.

At the event, Mr Thompson said, "Businesses around the world are giving more weight to sustainability in their strategic development. Being an international financial centre like Hong Kong, the call for keeping in pace with the world in practicing sustainability is imminent." He further added, "Through this Award, public recognition will be given to organizations demonstrating a commitment to sustainability in their operation while achieving good organizational performance. By putting together advisable cases of sustainability strategies and initiatives, it is our aim that this Award will serve as a platform for organizations to benchmark the best practices of sustainability. We hope to see that more companies will set off for their sustainability journey."

"The Hong Kong Sustainability Award is making its debut this year. With an enthusiastic hope to promote sustainability, we have gathered a great network of business leaders and sustainability experts in the development of this Award scheme. After dedicating 18 months and engaging over 500 man-hours on the preparation, the Hong Kong Sustainability Award has finally come to life. We have put in much effort to ensure that the Award Scheme is relevant and beneficial to Hong Kongs business environment," added Dr Delman Lee.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE HONG KONG SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

  • Through a holistic approach, the Award brings recognition to organizations that have demonstrated due consideration to the economic, social, and environmental aspects of sustainability while achieving good business and organizational performance.
  • The Award is developed by a pool of business leaders and sustainability experts, and the approach of the Award is appropriate to Hong Kong business environment.
  • The Award opens to all organizations registered in Hong Kong, from private to public sectors, regardless of their sizes and nature of businesses or services.
  • The Award advocates cross-sector sharing of best practices of sustainability, and inspires organizations to entrench sustainability into their operation and culture with the aim of achieving long-term business sustainability.

OBJECTIVES

  • To raise awareness of the business community of the importance of sustainability
  • To give public recognition to organizations demonstrating a commitment to sustainability in their operation while achieving good organizational performance
  • To provide a platform for organizations to benchmark best practices of sustainability

ELIGIBILITY

  • The Award is open to all organizations from the public or private sector.
    • Organizations registered under the Business Registration Ordinance (Chapter 310) or incorporated under the Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622) or the predecessor Ordinance (i.e. the old Company Ordinance (Chapter 32))
    • Non-governmental Organizations/ Non-profit-making Organizations/ Social Enterprises such as educational institutions, healthcare institutions, charitable institutions, social service organisations, social enterprises, statutory bodies, chambers of commerce and professional bodies
    • Government Bureaux /Government Departments

AWARD CATEGORIES

The participating organizations will be categorized according to the number of employees under the organizations` span of control. The three Award Categories include:

  • Large organization (organizations with more than 500 employees)
  • Medium-sized organization (organizations with 101 to 500 employees)
  • Small-sized organization (organizations with less than 100 employees)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

The following awards will be granted by the Panel of Judges:

  • Hong Kong Sustainability Award will be awarded to organizations demonstrating excellent achievements in sustainability.
  • Certificate of Excellence will be granted to:
    • Large organizations having demonstrated commitment to all three key elements of sustainability (i.e. the Economic, Social and Environment dimensions) in the judging criteria;
    • Medium-sized organizations having demonstrated commitment to at least two key elements of sustainability in the judging criteria; and
    • Small-sized organizations having demonstrated commitment to at least one key element of sustainability in the judging criteria.
  • Special Recognition
    • Special Recognition for Outstanding Sustainability Initiative will be granted to organizations with excellent sustainability initiatives.
    • Special Recognition for Creative Sustainability Idea will be granted to organizations demonstrating exceptional creativity in their sustainability initiatives.

JUDGING PROCESS

All participating organizations are required to fill out and submit an online Entry Form on or before 17 February 2017. The Board of Examiners will conduct initial screening, select the finalists of Hong Kong Sustainability Award and propose recipients of the Certificate of Excellence and Special Recognition. All finalists of Hong Kong Sustainability Award will be interviewed by the Panel of Judges, who will decide on the winners of the Hong Kong Sustainability Award, and recipients of the Certificate of Excellence and Special Recognition. The Board of Examiners may conduct site visits when necessary. All the results of the awards will be announced at the Award Presentation Ceremony during which a sharing session of winners will be held.

HONG KONG SUSTAINABILITY AWARD 2016/17
- ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Dr Delman Lee (Chairman)
President and Chief Technology Officer
TAL Apparel Ltd

Mr Anthony Leung
Managing Director, Hong Kong and Macau
FedEx Express

Ir Thomas Ho JP
Chief Executive
Gammon Construction Ltd

Mr Stephen Leung
Country Manager
Pfizer Corporation Ltd

Mr Herbert Hui
Managing Director
Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Ltd

Mr Francis Ngai
Founder & CEO
Social Ventures Hong Kong

Miss Randy Lai
Managing Director, Hong Kong
McDonald`s Restaurants
(Hong Kong) Ltd
Mr Billy Wong
Managing Director, Greater China
Crown Worldwide (HK) Ltd
BOARD OF EXAMINERS
Dr Delman Lee (Chairman)
President and Chief Technology Officer
TAL Apparel Ltd

Ms Fern Ngai
Chief Executive Officer
Community Business
Ms Natalie Chan
Former Director, Corporate
Responsibility & Sustainability
The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Ltd

Ms Diana Tsui
Head of Global Philanthropy (Asia Pacific)
J.P. Morgan

Ms Vivian Ho
Director of Campus
Planning and Sustainability
The Chinese University of
Hong Kong

Ms Rita Wong
Head of Sustainability and Community
Engagement, Hong Kong Corporate Affairs
Standard Chartered Bank

Dr Irene Lau
Chairman
CSR TV

Mr Pat-Nie Woo
Partner
KPMG

Dr Jeanne Ng
Director - Group Sustainability
CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd

Mr Ivan Yau
Deputy General Manager
(Corporate Communications)
Sino Group

Enquiries:

Ms Ada Leung, Executive Officer
Tel: 2826 0534
Email: adaleung@hkma.org.hk

Ms Pearlie So, Senior Executive Officer
Tel: 2826 0538
Email: pearlieso@hkma.org.hk

Ms Sunnie Ma, Senior Manager
Tel: 2774 8579
Email: sunniema@hkma.org.hk

WEBSITE: www.hkma.org.hk/hksa

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Issued by The Hong Kong Management Association on Thursday,
27 October 2016.

For press enquiries, please contact:

Ms Sunnie Ma, Senior Manager
Tel: 2774 8579
Email: sunniema@hkma.org.hk

Ms Krystal Yeung, Executive Officer
Tel: 2774 8547
Email: krystalyeung@hkma.org.hk