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Hong Kong Green Organisation (HKGO)

Route to HKGO

The applications to HKGOC, including HKGO and the five certificates under, are accepted all year round. Applications to them are free of charge.

In particular, participants can obtain the title of the HKGO by demonstrating the environmental practices in multiple aspects through the following three possible routes:

Route 1: Winners of the HKAEE

The HKAEE winners (i.e. Gold Award, Silver Award, Bronze Award and Certificates of Merit winners) will automatically be eligible to be granted the HKGO

Route 2: Criteria (1) + (2) + (3)

Organisations / functional units should meet criteria 1, 2 and 3 shown in Table 1 below simultaneously.

Route 3: Criterion (4) + Charter launched / supported by the Government + Certificate under the HKGOC

Organisations / functional units meeting criterion 4 (either (4a) or (4b)) in Table 1 below will be eligible to be granted the HKGO title if they have simultaneously signed any one of the environment-related charters launched / supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government and possessed a valid certificate of any one of the Certificates under the HKGOC.

Table 1: Criteria for obtaining the title of "Hong Kong Green Organisation"

Criterion 1

(1) Possesses a valid Wastewi$e Certificate at the time of application.

Criterion 2

Posseses any one of the following at the time of application:

(2a) A valid Energywi$e Certificate;  OR

(2b) A valid Carbon Reduction Certificate.

Criterion 3

Achieved any one of the following requirements: 

(3a)   Possesses a valid IAQwi$e Certificate at the time of application;  OR
(3b)   Possesses a valid Productwi$e Certificate at the time of application; OR
(3c)   Possesses a Participation Certificate of the HKAEE at the time of application; OR
(3d)   Completed the Stage of Detailed Assessment of the Hong Kong Green Innovations Awards at the time of application; OR
(3e)   Having signed any of the following environment-related charters launched / supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government at the time of application (e.g. Carbon Reduction Charter, Food Wise Charter, Energy Saving Charter on Indoor Temperature, Energy Saving Charter on “No ILB”, Use Less, Waste Less in My Hands, Waste Check Charter, Charter on Proper Operation of Refuse Collection Vehicles, Charter on External Lighting or any charters accepted by the Organisers.).

Criterion 4

(4a)  Possesses a valid ISO14001 / ISO20121 certificate at the time of application; OR

(4b)  Having been awarded with the commendation "Hong Kong - Guangdong Cleaner Production Partners (Manufacturing)" of the Hong Kong - Guangdong Cleaner Production Partners Recognition Scheme at the time of application.

 

Applicants using Route 2 and Route 3 to obtain the HKGO shall complete and return the Application Form and supporting document. The Organisers will vet, endorse and grant the title of HKGO to successful applicants on a quarterly basis.

Organisations that have automatically become eligible to be granted the title of HKGO through Route 1 but yet have not received the notification are encouraged to contact the HKGOC Technical Consultant to ensure the recognition to be awarded orderly and timely.

 

Validity of HKGO Title

The title of HKGO is valid for two years and can be renewed if the awardees meet the requirements.  

 

Guidebook

Hong Kong Green Organisation Certification Programme Booklet

 

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