Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line has again snapped up the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence Gold Award, this time for 2017. The company received the Award from the chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR, Ms Carrie Lam at a ceremony held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
OOCL Director of Trades Mr 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.”
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 the aspect of green leadership. From over 1,600 eligible applicants in 15 industry sectors, OOCL is one of the first recipients of this award.
Over the years, OOCL lays claim to having 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.
Initiatives include green investment on its assets, development of green IT solutions, Greenhouse Gas management, and participation in global environmental initiatives, contributing to the success and development of OOCL’s 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,” OOCL said in a post-event release.
When OOCL first participated in the HKAEE Award the company won the Gold standing in 2012.
According to the HKAEE rules, a Gold recipient cannot participate in the awards programme the following year But OOCL rejoined in 2014 to receive its second Gold Award.