About Green Council

The Green Council (GC) is a non-profit, non-partisan environmental association of Hong Kong

The Green Council (GC) is a non-profit, non-partisan environmental association of Hong Kong A group of individuals from different sectors of industry and academics shared the vision to help build Hong Kong into a world-class green city for the future. They formed the Green Council in May 2000 with the aim of encouraging the industrial and commercial sectors to include environmental protection in their production and management processes. The Green Council (GC) was registered as a non-profit making organisation in December 2000.

Our Motto

Conservation begins with Education

The Primart Objectives

The primary objectives of GC are to:

  • Raise public awareness for the need of a better environment
  • Encourage and improve environmental management and performance of local industries
  • Promote the image of Hong Kong as a city that gives high importance to environmental protection.

These objectives will be achieved through the promotion of:

  • education and training for environmental preservation
  • green consumerism
  • green management concepts and practices
  • easing environmental burden
  • waste recycling and waste reduction
  • energy conservation
  • sustainable development

GC Initiatives

To achieve our objectives we have started the following:

  • collaboration with the public and private sectors to promote public environmental awareness and management;
  • established the Hong Kong Green Label Scheme (HKGLS) as a standard for consumers to identify products and services that are more environmental-friendly
  • established the HKGLS established the Hong Kong Green Purchasing Charter to raise awareness and promote the use of green purchasing as a means to reduce and avoid adverse environmental impacts
  • encourage schools to incorporate more environmental issues in their syllabus and to participate in extra curriculum activities promoting environmental protection.
  • undertake, organize and support research programs and promote the results of these innovative, and progressive ideas throughout the community
  • developed the Cyber Green Centre, an Environmental Design Information Database, containing information on a wide variety of products, materials etc. which are more environmental preferable than other similar products in the market
  • organize talks, seminars, forums and symposiums in collaboration with education institutions and experts in relevant fields sharing their valuable experience and knowledge, such as:- Green Student Camp and IAQ Symposium
  • organize and coordinate the Green Carnivals, Eco-model Tournaments and the International Coastal Cleanup to promote environmental education.

We are in active preparation for the following :

  • Green Purchasing Network : To encourage green procurement and consumption, we are initiating a “Green Purchasing Network”, aiming to create a close connection between organizations which practice green procurement and environmentally preferable products suppliers. We hope to increase the popularity of environmentally preferable products and thereby reducing the stress to local air quality and landfills, as well as impacts on other environmental aspects.

Source of Funding

The main sources of funding for the Green Council are from membership fees, public donations and sponsorships by corporations and individuals who share our vision. Where appropriate we apply for funding from government sources and other charitable organisations for specific projects.

Acknowledge to following Companies/Organizations (in alphabetical order)

2the Max Asia Pacific Limited Agfa Hong Kong Limited
Anex Electrical Company Limited Antalis (Hong Kong) Ltd
APRIL Fine Paper Holdings Pte Ltd Association of International Chemical Manufacturers Ltd.
Baguio Cleaning Services co., Ltd. Beanie Magazine
Biozone Scientific International Ltd. Bonntile Hong Kong Limited
Cathay Pacific Airways Limited Chows Opto Technology Limited
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited Coca-Cola China Limited
CompoClay International Holdings Ltd Discovery Park
EATware International Ltd. EBA Communication Ltd.
Efatar Engineering Co., Ltd E-Power (Material) Technical Engineering Company
Epson Hong Kong Limited ERM
Fifthwisdom Technology Ltd. Forbo Flooring B.V.
Fordtec (Hong Kong) Ltd. Forleda Industrial Company Limited
Fugro Certification Services Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Fujitsu Hong Kong Ltd Glory Team Industrial Limited
Goldman Sachs Goody Environmental (Hong Kong) Co., Limited
GreenGood Eco-Tech Company Limited Hin Kei Knitting Factory Ltd
HKU SPACE HML International Group Limited
Hong Kong Baptist University Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Hon Yuen Hong Hong Kong Housing Authority
Hong Kong Housing Society Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong Linda Plastic Techonolgy Co., Ltd Hong Kong Waste Management Assoication
Hong Yip Service Co Ltd Hospital Authority
Inergi Corporation Ltd J-Plus Project Co. Ltd.
K & D Holdings Limited Kon Dai ( Far East) Packaging Co., Ltd
Laserfiche Hong Kong Limited Le Avenues Ltd.
Magic Clean Environmental Services Ltd. Melco International Development Limited
Millennium City MTR Corporation
New World China Land Limited New World Concepts Company Ltd.
Newtonkids Ngong Ping 360 Limited
Nike International Ltd. (Green Team) NWS Holdings Limited
Ocean Park Corporation Office Systems Limited
OKIA Optical Co., Ltd. One Solution Ltd.
Oxfam Hong Kong PACE Logistics Solutions International Ltd.
PCCW-HKT Limited Plan G Solution Limited
Plastique AVEC Maize Limited Polywell Printing And Supplies Limited
Preton North Asia Limited Prime Magazine
RCI Wing Fai Print (China) Ltd. ReKRETE (ASIA) Limited
Reliance Industries Ltd RISO Hong Kong Ltd
Rockfield Engineering Ltd. Roots Biopack Limited
SGS Asia Pacific Limited Shanghai Commercial Bank Ltd.
Shining Labels Manufacturing Limited Shui On Land Limited
Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management Ltd Shunde Ausbay Chemistry Industry Pty. Ltd.
SML Group Limited Soben International (Asia Pacific) Ltd.
SPI (Overseas) Limited Take Me Home
The "STAR" Ferry The China Paint Mfg. Co., (1932) Ltd.
The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hongkong Electric Co., Ltd The Link Management Limited
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Tyon Industrial International Limited
Udomain Web Hosting Company Ltd. Unitpak Manufacturing Company Limtied
Universal Cars Limited Universal Plastic & Metal Manufacturing Limited
Urban Property Management Limited Versatech Group Ltd.
Vortex Bio Technology Ltd. Waihong Environmental Services Limited
Wo Hing Resources Ltd. Worldwide Technology Partners (Asia) Limited
Yau Tsim Mong District Office  

Organization Structure

Green Council applies a 3-tier organization structure:

  • The Executive Committee led by the Chairman oversees the overall performance of GC and fulfillment of its objectives.
  • The Advisory Committee is responsible for providing advice to the Executive Committee on formulation of policies.
  • The Administration Body, running in parallel with the Executive Committee, is responsible for the day-to-day administration and implementation of the set functions of GC.
  • The Division Standing Committee is a working body responsible for proposing policies and decisions.