Environment & Sustainability Committee

Terms of Reference

1) Mission

To advise the General Committee and the Chamber Directorate on issues / areas pertinent to sustainability and its integration with the environmental, economic and social development in Hong Kong.

2) Membership

  • The Committee is open to Chamber corporate members in the environmental fields, and members possessing relevant knowledge.
  • Chamber individual associate members may apply as observers to the Committee.
  • Committee membership is subject to agreement by the committee's chairman and the Chamber CEO.
  • Members should observe the "Guidelines for HKGCC Committees".

3) Objectives

  • To study and advise the Chamber on the following issues:
    • Air quality
    • Climate change
    • Waste management & recycling
    • Green urban development, transport & buildings
    • Energy conservation & efficiency
    • Sustainable business practices
    • Eco-lifestyle, and such other environmental and sustainability related subjects as may arise from time to time.
  • To provide education, information and practical advice to Chamber members on environmental and sustainability issues through organizing seminars, roundtables, workshops or other activities.
  • To support environmental and sustainability projects of the Hong Kong SAR Government and non-Chamber organizations if appropriate.
  • To appoint issues coordinators, who have particular experience to lead working groups, to study issues and recommend Chamber policy/action.
  • To carry out any other related work at the request of the General Committee or Directorate.