Congratulations to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) on becoming the first organisation in Hong Kong to achieve the ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System recognition. Also, the renovated restaurant, Congress Plus, became the first restaurant in the city to receive LEED Gold Certification for Interior Design and Construction V2009 by the U.S. Green Building Council, and Silver rating of BEAM Plus Interiors V1.0 by the Hong Kong Green Building Council.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML) is the professional management company responsible for the HKCEC’s day-to-day operation, and it has set a clear event sustainability policy. For example, in the fiscal year ending June 2015 HML received 6.4 million visitors to HKCEC’s restaurants and staged 1,113 successful events at the center. More than 400,000 kilograms of food and other waste materials were collected for recycling. Approximately 3,000 kilograms of uneaten food was donated to charity, also, and the staff participated in 62 community projects during the fiscal year.
“HML well deserves the ISO 20121 recognition,” said Wilfred Chan, operations director of British Standards Institution Hong Kong, in a statement. “Our auditors are very impressed by HML’s dedication in sustainability and continuous improvements. The whole team on all levels demonstrated total commitment, from policy, planning to delivery.”
Monica Lee-Müller, HML’s managing director, said that the organization takes pride in committing continuous efforts and resources in attaining these significant achievements.
“We hope these benchmark achievements do not only motivate our staff members to continue to strive for improvements and support the company’s sustainability initiatives, but also influence our customers, event organizers, contractors, suppliers and stakeholders, and other event industry players to join hands for a greener future for the industry,” Lee-Müller said in a statement.