Hong Kong-Guangdong Cleaner Production Partners Recognition Scheme
The Environment Bureau of Hong Kong (HKENB), in collaboration with the Economic & Information Technology Commission of Guangdong Province (GDEIC) and the major trade and industry associations in Hong Kong launched a five-year Cleaner Production Partnership Programme in April 2008. Professional advice and technical support is provided under the Programme to encourage and facilitate Hong Kong-owned factories in the Pearl River Delta region to adopt cleaner production technologies and practices, thereby making a positive contribution to improving the air quality and the regional environment.
To further galvanize the efforts in promoting cleaner production, the Hong Kong and Guangdong governments jointly launched the “Hong Kong – Guangdong Cleaner Production Partners Recognition Scheme” in August 2009, awarding commendations to those Hong Kong-owned enterprises which demonstrate active participation in cleaner production.
“Hong Kong Guangdong Cleaner Production Partners (Manufacturing)” Commendation
A commendation “Hong Kong - Guangdong Cleaner Production Partner (Manufacturing)” will be awarded to those Hong Kong-owned enterprises which demonstrate active participation in cleaner production so as to appreciate their contributions to the environment and to encourage their continuous efforts in cleaner production.
“Hong Kong Guangdong Cleaner Production Partners (Supply Chain)” Commendation
In addition, those sourcing enterprises which actively encourage their Hong Kong-owned factory suppliers to adopt cleaner production will be granted a commendation “Hong Kong - Guangdong Cleaner Production Partner (Supply Chain)".
“Hong Kong – Guangdong Cleaner Production Partner (Technology Service)” Commendation
In 2010, the Scheme has been extended to a new commendation category. A commendation, “Hong Kong – Guangdong Cleaner Production Partner (Technology Service)” will be granted to environmental technology (ET) service providers who have actively participated in the Programme and provided quality services to participating factories.
The Awardees are entitled to:
receive a certificate jointly issued by HKENB and GDEIC with a unique serial number;
use the Commendation Logo on documents, business cards, business promotional materials within the validity period;
have opportunity to share their achievements and successful experiences in protecting the environment at public events or in media interview; and
attend the awards presentation ceremony and other events to gain extensive media coverage.