One of Hong Kong's most prestigious environmental award schemes, the HKAEE encourages businesses and organizations to embrace green management and innovation with the opportunity to benchmark their environmental performance and commitments towards best practices within their sectors.
OOCL has previously won the Gold award in 2012, when it took part for the first time, and subsequently won again in 2014 before the current win. Participation in the award scheme has been an incentive to continue building on its environmental initiatives and is a testimony of its long-standing support and leadership for sustainable development in the industry, OOCL said in a press release.
For the first time in the awards programme, and in addition to the HKAEE Gold Award, a new "Outstanding Green Leadership Award" was introduced this year to recognize ten top performers demonstrating excellent performance in green leadership. From over 1,600 eligible applicants in 15 industry sectors, OOCL is very proud to be one of the first recipients of this award.
OOCL director of trades Stephen Ng said: "As a global carrier with our roots deep in Hong Kong, OOCL is very pleased to be acknowledged for our commitment and performance in sustainable development and improving the environment in our city by achieving this Gold standing. This is certainly a huge encouragement for us to do even better, growing our business responsibly to ensure long term sustainability and achieving higher levels of operational excellence,"
He noted that OOCL has consistently outperformed many international requirements and industry standards by proactively taking on a leadership role in implementing many important initiatives to address global environmental challenges. These include green investment on assets, development of green IT solutions, Greenhouse Gas management, and participation in global environmental initiatives, contributing to the success and development of its environmental sustainability profile.
"As a responsible and committed member of the international community, OOCL will continue to strive for further improvements in all aspects of our business for a greener future in the generations to come," Ng concluded.