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  1. Aviation industry not in denial about climate change challenge

    Posted Oct 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... P.A. Crush ('Airlines' green claims don't fly,' October 16) claims that figures on the aviation industry's CO2 emissions quoted by our chief executive, Tony Tyler, ... at around 80 per cent. The aviation industry acknowledges that the projected increase in emissions is unacceptable in the face of the need to tackle the urgent challenge of climate change ...

  2. Construction industry's top polluters fined again

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The companies are Chun Wo Construction and Engineering Company, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation and Hyundai Engineering & ... Many of the worst repeat polluters in Hong Kong's construction industry have been fined yet again, but way below the maximum. The Environmental Protection Department's July list ...

  3. Consider raising the corporate profits tax

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amid all the talk about widening the tax base and reforming salaries tax, why the deafening silence regarding corporate profits tax? The government trumpets financial recovery (that is, more business and corporate profits), but says nothing about getting corporations to share the wealth they have obtained from workers. Instead, we are told to get ready for a sales tax on goods ...

  4. Garment industry hopes to clean up its act

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Seth Yeung

    ... of sustainability. This is something we want to change. Corporate social responsibility [CSR] in our industry is still in the early stages. Textile and apparel manufacturers who are conscious of it are still ... Seth Yeung Pat-Nie Woo is the head of an alliance of local garment manufacturers trying to reduce waste and promote sustainability in an industry that is rarely associated as a standard ...

  5. Letters

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... perception that the aviation industry is a major polluter ('Greener skies', October 6). Figures were pulled out of the pilot's hat claiming airlines are responsible for only 'around' 2 per cent of man-made CO{-2} emissions, a conservative estimate according to other sources. We are wearily reminded how aviation employs millions worldwide and 'lifts people out ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the aviation industry over the years. He is incorrect when he says that evidence 'of the effects of aviation emissions on global warming is now beyond dispute'. The aviation industry only ... According to Louis Gallois, chief executive of Airbus's parent company EADS, the overall fuel consumption for the aviation industry has been reduced by 70 per cent over the last 40 years. Never ...

  7. Corporates pushing eco-friendly initiatives

    Posted May 30th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... are then processed in Hong Kong. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is raising environmental standards in the global hospitality industry with its wide-ranging corporate social responsibility activities. ... institutions thinking beyond daily business practice is HSBC, the world's first bank to go carbon-neutral. Teresa Au, head of corporate sustainability Asia-Pacific region at HSBC, said the firm ...

  8. Drop in surface wind speeds an early warning for industry

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the phenomenon. But the finding is bad news for the wind power industry. The study, carried out by a French team led by Professor Robert Vautard, of the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, ... in Asia, particularly China. A possible reason for the decline is an increase in surface roughness due to the fast growth of trees in a warming climate and an increase in the number of soaring ...

  9. Diners support plan to cut food waste by 15pc

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee More than 100 corporations and government departments are joining a campaign to reduce food waste by cutting two courses from their Lunar New Year banquets. Campaign organiser ... government departments, 55 corporations and two business chambers have adopted the waste prevention methods at their celebrations. Executive Council convenor Leung Chun-ying and Council ...

  10. Haeco is flying high to meet green challenge

    Posted Nov 16th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... statutory environmental regulations. The company recently received an award for its environmental performance from watchdogs within the aviation industry. 'Winning awards is a huge motivation ... Chris Davis AS HONG KONG'S only aviation service company, maintaining and keeping many of the worlds most sophisticated aircraft flying efficiently and safely provides the Hong Kong ...




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