Hactl receives award for environmental efforts

Written by: Felicity Stredder |
Benny Siu, Hactl’s Senior Manager – Quality Assurance, receives the award from Mr. Fred Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Airport Authority Hong Kong (left) and Mr. Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment (right)
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Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) has received the Hong Kong International Airport Environmental Management Recognition Scheme Grand Award for its continuing efforts to reduce waste.

Areas of commendation for Hactl’s winning submission included its benchmarking methods, staff training and education, and its waste management performance. Hactl scored full marks in an on-site assessment in August 2017, and in two further visits in November and February. Throughout 2017, Hactl reused or recycled 95% of plastics waste, 97% of paper, and 68% of wood.

Hactl is the first Hong Kong handler to receive the award, which was presented to the company’s Senior Manager – Quality Assurance, Benny Siu Secretary for the Environment, by Wong Kam-sing.

Siu commented: “There have been many contributing factors in our results, including our annual “Green Week” held in collaboration with Friends of the Earth, and the reduction in paper use made possible by our COSAC-Plus management system.

“It becomes increasingly challenging to find new ways to further reduce Hactl’s environmental impact, but we remain determined to improve our performance through new and innovative measures. A target for 2018 is to reduce the quantity of disposable bottles, straws, food containers and cutlery used in our terminal by our visitors, resident customers and 2,400 staff,” he concluded.

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