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  1. The road to eco-friendly practices

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Get commitment from management. Get support from the entire organisation. Implement an initial environmental review. Identify and implement controls on noise and dust. Develop an environmental management programme. Motivate the environmental team. Ensure availability of resources. Ensure environmental communication. Enable environmental knowledge of enhancement. Meet ...

  2. Thrifty trio find innovative ways to address environmental concerns

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner, Scarlet Ma

    ... Certificate of Merit in 2000. It implemented an environmental management system (EMS) in 2002 and became the first pest management company in Hong Kong to acquire ISO 14001. 'We want to show ... Harbour and is surrounded by low-density buildings. Its aim is to achieve environmentally friendly operations and to preserve the scenery. K. Wah has an environmental management system in place ...

  3. Environmental watchdogs hungry for action

    Posted Mar 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... University's public management school. 'They are becoming more professional and mature. Compared with the situation in the 1990s, these environmental NGOs are co-operating and jointly focusing ... any environmental NGOs. But the situation has dramatically changed since China began lobbying to host the Games, with hundreds of thousands of volunteers now working to protect ...

  4. Environmental concerns halt bid to recycle batteries on mainland

    Posted Jun 12th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... of Greenthought (HK), formed his company this year to collect used household batteries for recycling on the mainland. But officials from the Environmental Protection Department have stepped in. They say ... collection of batteries in the Tseung Kwan O landfill for chemical waste. A departmental spokesman said disposal of waste batteries in landfills would not pose 'unacceptable environmental ...

  5. Points system will attract the people HK needs

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The ageing of our population, decline in birth rate and shortage of professional skills to manage the changes taking place in Hong Kong's economy and sustain a viable society ... advocates a points system. This is employed by New Zealand, Australia and Canada with notable success. Higher points are given to applicants who are able to ease the shortage for a particular skill, ...

  6. Are you environmentally friendly?

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... Interview by Judy Ngao Meichin Lau Age: 16 +Top tunes: Eason Chan Not at all. I never recycle because there are no recycling bins where I live. Besides, none of my family members separate rubbish, so I don't bother. I will try to recycle more, as long as it is convenient. I don't know any environmental news because no one tells me about it. Kenneth Fu Age: 20 Top tunes: ...

  7. Focus on raising green standards in Asia's tanneries

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Jessica Caplan

    ... consulting services manager of BLC Leather Technology Centre in Britain. 'The rest is waste.' Putting this waste to good use is just one of the objectives of environmental strategies ... workforce. 'There will be an initial set-up cost for installing an environment management control system but this will pay for itself in improvements in work practices,' Mr Nokes said. ...

  8. Systems engineering enters a new frontier

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... and supply chain management in reliability optimisation and the trade-off between development and environmental protection,' Professor Li said. Chinese University's department of systems ... Reports by Chris Davis Chinese University takes principle a step further by adding management practices SYSTEMS ENGINEERING IS often compared to putting the pieces of a puzzle together. ...

  9. Alert system a priority: experts

    Posted Jan 04th 2005, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... an earthquake warning network and forecasting system for current and future large-scale water resources protection be established,' they said. The petition has been signed by six environmental ... warning system in the southwest. They said it would help prevent a human disaster such as the Asian tsunami triggered by the recent Indonesian earthquake. A geological warning network was critical ...

  10. Towngas chief manages staff with a light touch

    Posted Dec 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... managerial and leadership skills significantly. He instituted a management system called Key Management Focuses. This produced business drivers with specific goals and deliverables. The areas covered ... ALFRED CHAN WING-KIN, managing director of Hong Kong and China Gas (Towngas) and winner of the DHL/SCMP Executive Award, sits somewhere between a hands-off and hands-on style of management ...




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