Hong Kong Green Shop Alliance

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With a view to promoting green building concepts and sustainable practices to the retail industry and shoppers, the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) published the Hong Kong Green Shop Guide in early March 2014 to provide guidance to owners, facility managers and tenants of shopping malls on implementing green measures for their premises. To further encourage all stakeholders to go green and build a sustainable shopping environment, the HKGBC has launched the Hong Kong Green Shop Alliance (the “Alliance”) in June 2016 and is inviting all shops in Hong Kong to sign up for the Alliance. Shops joining as Alliance members shall pledge to be environmentally responsible and incorporate sustainable practices into daily operations.

Hong Kong Green Shop Alliance Launching Ceremony

Officially launched on 11 May 2017, the Alliance has received overwhelming support from 91 shopping malls and 391 shops. 

Benefits of joining the Alliance

Alliance members can adopt a variety of green measures to set a role model of corporate social responsibility and enhance your green image. Moreover, you will also have the opportunity to identify room for improvement under the existing practices so as to reduce operational resources and improve the health and productivity of your employees. The company names of all Alliance members will also be posted on the HKGBC programme website for public sharing and recognition.

Programme details

To facilitate shops to make a pledge, a Green Shop Pledge (The “Pledge”) with a checklist of different green measures has been proposed by the HKGBC in Appendix I. It is a non-legally binding and voluntary statement covering six aspects as follows:

Shops are free to set the targets and implement any of the listed green measures that meet your operational requirements. The HKGBC will issue certificates stating the committed green measures to the Alliance members to recognise your effort in going green. The Alliance and the Pledge can be renewed at any time or expired in time with the leasing agreement. Normally, the HKGBC will consult with Alliance members annually to update the shop information and see if there is any amendment of the Pledge required by shops.

How to join the Alliance

Shop owners who are interested to join the Alliance should download the programme factsheet and complete the Green Shop Pledge (Appendix I), choose the green measures that suit the operational needs and return the signed copy with company chop to the HKGBC by e-mail (pe@hkgbc.org.hk) or by fax at 3994 8899. Should you have any queries regarding the Alliance and the Pledge, please contact the HKGBC Secretariat by e-mail (pe@hkgbc.org.hk) or by phone at 3994 8863 or 3994 8862.

Click HERE to download the Programme Fact Sheet (PDF) and “Green Shop Pledge”