Business Environment Council Limited (BEC)
Business Environment Council Limited (BEC) is an independent, membership-based non-profit organisation, established by the business sector in Hong Kong. Since its origin in 1989, BEC has been at the forefront of promoting environmental excellence by advocating the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution and improve corporate environmental and social responsibility. BEC works together with government, business and the community on a wide spectrum of environmental advocacy campaigns, advisory, research, assessment, training and award programmes to enable environmental protection and contribute to the transition to a low carbon economy.
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- Non-governmental organization (NGO)
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- Locally (one state or province)
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Since 1989, Business Environment Council has been at the forefront of Hong Kong's sustainable development, striving to build capacity and facilitate action by partnerships with business, government and community groups.
The Business Environment Council (BEC) is the longest running independent, non-profit organization in Hong Kong promoting corporate social and environmental responsibility. Set up by business for business in 1989, BEC offers sustainable business solutions covering baseline assessment, advisory, research, training and award programs for companies across all sectors and at any stage of their corporate sustainability journey.
Leading Responsible Business
Over the past two decades, our BEAM (Building Environmental Assessment Method) has certified green building developments encompassing over 90 million square feet of space and over 50,000 residential units. On per capita basis, BEAM is one of the most widely used voluntary green building labelling schemes of its kind in the world.
Showcasing Sustainable Development
BEC members, customers and partners are at the forefront of the environmental movement in Hong Kong, embracing programs within their sector and making a pro-active contribution and positive impact to the local community. They are leaders and award winners and serve as working proof of the business case for sustainable development. BEC provides our members and the broader business community a trustworthy partner though which to share expertise and learn new ideas.
'Since your inception in 1989, the BEC has been a valuable partner in our efforts to sell the idea of sustainable development and environmental ethics to Hong Kong's business sectors. You have a well-deserved reputation for your leadership role and pioneer work in showing businesses that green practices can bring competitive gains' , said Mr Edward Yau in BEC's 18th Anniversary Gala Dinner, Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong SAR Government.
To identify practical means to address environmental concerns and focus business sentiment on matters related to protecting and sustaining the environment.
To harness the commitment of Hong Kong's business leaders in influencing change and at the same time feeding back to maximize the value of their efforts, and improve overall environmental performance and competitiveness of Hong Kong.
To partner with the government, business and community organizations to address environmental concerns, with the overall objective of improving performance, and moving Hong Kong towards a more sustainable society.
That Hong Kong’s businesses will be recognised as leaders in practising and enabling environmental protection, and in contributing to the transition to a low carbon economy.
To advocate environmental protection amongst our members and the broader community, the uptake of clean technologies and practices which reduce waste, conserve resources, prevent pollution, and improve the environment.