Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence
Auditing / Certification Body
Third party assessed by verified bodies
Carbon, CSR, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management, Indoor Air Quality, Waste and Chemicals Management, Worker Safety
Building on the success of various government initiated awards to promote environmental awareness in the community, the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) is a merger and extension of three former environmental award schemes, namely the Hong Kong Eco-Business Awards, the Wastewise Scheme and the Hong Kong Energy Efficiency Awards. Started in 2008, the HKAEE is led by the Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC) alongside the Environmental Protection Department and in conjunction with nine organizations, namely, in alphabetical order, 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. As an environmental award that aims for excellence, the HKAEE takes the pyramidal shape as the form of its logo to show the commitment of different sectors of society for reaching excellence in environmental performance. At the apex of the logo is a tender leaf that symbolizes the growth of environmental awareness in the community. The white ribbon that wraps around the pyramid forms the letter Q to represent both quality and qualified environmental performance of the awarded organizations.