All local private and public companies and organisations as well as their individual functional units that primarily operate within Hong Kong are welcome.
The Wastewi$e Certificate recognises companies / organisations for their commitment to and efforts in environmental protection through waste reduction and/or recycling. Certificate holders can enjoy many benefits, such as –
Waste reduction encourages efficient use of materials in daily operation of companies/organisations which help to save costs on purchase of materials.
Waste reduction helps to increase business competitiveness and enhance the corporate image by attracting customers who value the commitment of companies to improve the environment.
Our Technical Consultant will provide support to Wastewi$e Certificate participants on waste reduction and recycling practices for free.
Waste reduction helps to improve the standard of living for all. By reducing the amount of waste, there will be less demand for additional landfill sites. Our valuable land resources can be better utilised to improve our living environment.
The Certificate is synonymous with exceptional leadership in the environmental arena to promote the achievement of the Certificate holder in waste reduction.
Becoming a Wastewi$e Certificate holder means entering into a partnership with the Government to achieve common environmental objectives. The ECC may commend the efforts of certificate holders through publicity and marketing activities that will make their environmental achievements and contributions known to the public.
Certificate holders can obtain bonus points in the HKAEE, another ECC's annual signature award programme led by the ECC, to recognise the overall environmental achievements of an organisation. Find out more details at the HKAEE website.
|Programme||Benefits for Wastewi$e Certificate Holders|
|BOCHK Corporate Environmental Leadership Awards Programme||1 bonus point on top of the full marks. More Details|
|BEAM Plus Scheme||1 bonus credit in BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Version 2.0 – Comprehensive Scheme; or 1 credit in Materials and Waste Aspects under BEAM Plus Existing Buildings Version 2.0 – Selective Scheme. More Details|
|The Caring Company Scheme||Criterion on "Caring for the Environment, Criteria 5 – Environmental Label or other recognition" fulfilled.More Details|
|Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme (GOALS)||Two Green Office Best Practice Criteria fulfilled. More Details|
|Low-carbon Office Operation Programme (LOOP)||2.5 points in the LOOP labelling verification (Maximum credits gained in LOOP labelling verification are 5 points or 5% of total credits). More Details|
|Green Shop Alliance Award (GSA)||1 bonus point in HKGSA Award assessment. More Details|
There are three levels of the Wastewi$e Certificate, namely basic, good and excellent, depending on the extent of achievement of the measures as illustrated below.
Companies / organisations can join the Certificate all year round. The diagram below will guide you through the certification process.