HKT wins HKAEE Gold Award

HKT has won the Gold Award in the media and communications sector at the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) 2016.

The award was presented to HKT’s Group Managing Director Alex Arena by Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

HKT is committed to protecting the environment while providing valuable services to society. For example, HKT has been continuously replacing conventional air-conditioning cooling systems with water-cooled chillers at exchange buildings to save energy. In partnership with CLP Holdings Limited, HKT has formed a joint venture, Smart Charge (HK) Limited, to provide electric vehicle charging solutions and promote electric mobility for a cleaner environment in Hong Kong. To reduce electronic waste, HKT collects old mobile phones for recycling or donating to non-governmental organizations and Government-endorsed contractors for redistribution to the underprivileged or for responsible disposal as e-waste.

Led by the Environmental Campaign Committee alongside the Environmental Protection Department and in conjunction with nine organizations, the HKAEE is an annual award which aims to encourage organizations to implement environmental management, to measure organizations’ performance on their commitment to environmental management, and to recognize organizations with excellence performance on environmental management. HKT was also given the Gold Award in the media and communications sector in the HKAEE 2014.