May 22, 2015: Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) – Hong Kong's largest cargo handler - has received the Transport and Logistics - Silver Award, in the 2014 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE).* It is the first time the company has entered the prestigious awards scheme.
The HKAEE recognise businesses that have adopted green management policies, and benchmarked their commitments towards best practices within their sectors. The awards are organised and presented by the Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC), following an exhaustive three-stage assessment process conducted by a panel of judges.
Hactl's highly-detailed award submission included its green leadership policy, its environmental plan and implementation including pollution and air quality control, energy conservation and waste reduction measures; and its efforts to enlist the support of suppliers in achieving its goals. Hactl supported its submission with impressive data-based evidence of its achievements to date.
Hactl Executive Director Kenneth Chan received the award trophy at a presentation ceremony held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, in the presence of Mr. C Y Leung, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mr. Wong Kam-sing, the Secretary for the Environment, Mr. Lam Chiu-ying, the Chairman of the Environmental Campaign Committee and Professor Joseph J Y Sung, Chairman of Final Adjudicating Panel of 2014 HKAEE. The event also marked the launch of the 2015 HKAEE programme.
Says Kenneth Chan: "It is very pleasing for Hactl to receive the Transport and Logistics – Silver Award in the 2014 HKAEE at the first attempt, in recognition of our constant efforts to minimize the environmental impact of our business. This success inspires us to further improve our environmental credentials, and so enable our customers to enjoy a world-class green air cargo.
The Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC) was established in 1990 to promote public awareness of environmental issues, and encourage the public to contribute actively towards a better environment. Since its establishment, the ECC has planned and organised many environmental events and activities for different sectors of the community.
*Launched in 2008, the HKAEE is led by the ECC, working with the Environmental Protection Department and nine other organisations: the Advisory Council on the Environment, the Business Environment Council, the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, the Hong Kong Chinese Importers' & Exporters' Association, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong Productivity Council