The Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) aims to:
- encourage businesses and organisations to adopt green management;
- benchmark their commitments towards best practices within their sectors; and
- recognise and acknowledge the efforts of leading businesses and organisations.
All businesses / organisations and their functional units operating primarily within Hong Kong with their core business fulfilling the definition of respective sector are eligible to apply for the HKAEE. Functional units within an organisation can enter the same or separate sectors but each functional unit is limited to enter into one sector only. A functional unit of an organisation will not be allowed to enter into the same sector if the organisation as a whole has already filed an application for such sector or vice versa. If an organisation has multiple functional units intending to join the same sector, each functional unit should demonstrate that it has its own environmental initiatives within its operation before being considered admissible to the HKAEE.
To encourage wider participation, starting from 2019 HKAEE, the Gold Award winner of each sector / sub-sector of the previous year will not be eligible for entering the HKAEE within the next two years. In other words, Gold Award winners of 2018 HKAEE will not be eligible for entering 2019 and 2020 HKAEE.
The Organisers reserve the right to determine the eligibility of any applicant.