for Clean Air:
Clean Air Charter Certification
The Clean Air Charter Certification
Scheme is now open for application.
We trust that every business can do something to help clean
the air, and it is possible to be profitable and to care for the
environment at the same time.¡@Your
participation in the scheme is more than just about a
certification, but also a process of partnership to seek
improvement in energy conservation and emission reduction.
We therefore invite Clean Air Charter
endorsers to take part in the certification scheme and put in
place the air quality management programmes.
By doing so, companies like yourselves will be acting as
role models for others to follow. >>>
Business for Clean Air
Engagement Exercise on Better Air Quality
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce organised three
partner events with the Council for Sustainable Development to
seek views from all stakeholders on how to improve air
Environment Day - Project CLEAN AIR Moves Across the Border
Over 200 Hong Kong and
Guangdong businessmen attended a training seminar in
Guangzhou on 5 June 2007 (World Environment Day), which was part of the outreach programme of the Project CLEAN
to spread the clean air message across the border. Besides Guangdong senior officials and Hong Kong community
leaders, environmental experts of both sides were invited to
share knowledge and expertise on energy conservation and emissions
reduction to help companies in the PRD implement air quality
Seminar on Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction
5 June 2007, Guangzhou
Production Visit - Guangdong Esquel Textiles Co Ltd, 21 March 2007
"Clean production is possible!" This is the
key message of the environmental visit to the Pearl River Delta on
21 March organised by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce,
Hong Kong Business Coalition on the Environment and Sustainable
Development Subgroup of the Greater Pearl River Delta Business
The 40-member delegation including business and media
representatives visited the Hong Kong-invested Esquel Group in
Guangdong to inspect its clean production facilities. The visit is
part of the Project CLEAN AIR through which PRD enterprises are
encouraged to emulate the example of factories employing
successful clean production facilities. Esquel's example shows
that it is possible, even profitable, to care for the environment
at the same time as we do business.
Esquel's Emissions Control Measurers]
Mar 07 / The
Standard / Ming
Pao / Hong Kong Economic Times / Oriental Daily / Sing
Sun / Wen Wei Po
"Business for Clean Air"
Conference, 27 November 2006
The "Business for Clean Air" Conference
was organised under the joint joint banner of the Project CLEAN AIR, a business
sector-wide effort initiated by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) and the
Hong Kong Business Coalition on the Environment (BCE), and Action Blue Sky, a public
campaign launched by the HKSAR Government.
The Chief Executive Mr Donald Tsang signed the Clean Air Charter on behalf of the HKSAR
Government at the Conference.
300 senior officials and business leaders attended the Conference. A panel of business
leaders was invited to exchange views and share experience on clean air policies and
initiatives. At the Conference, the HKGCC and the BCE launched "The Clean Air Charter
- A Business Guidebook", providing information on management measures that can be
adopted by businesses to develop clean air programme.
[Link to the Conference's details and speeches]