Business for Sustainability Logo


‘Business for Sustainability’ represents the next level of achievement after ‘Caring Company’. The new logo recognizes companies that are making significant progress to integrate responsible, inclusive and sustainable practices across their core business operations.

Assessment is via an online questionnaire, based on the criteria of the Hong Kong Business Sustainability Index (HKBSI), launched by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2015 with The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) as a strategic partner.

Applicants will gain public recognition for their efforts in implementing sustainability. The online platform and feedback report can be used as management information to drive year-on-year improvement.

Eligibility

Applicants must be registered on the Hong Kong Companies Registry, have a Certificate of Incorporation and have been operating in Hong Kong for at least one year. Applicants must also apply for the Caring Company logo 2016/17 and be successful in doing so.

During the first year of the Business for Sustainability logo, we only accept applications from the companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with published ESG/CSR/sustainability reports.

Process

The Business for Sustainability logo is open for applications from 11 August, 2016. Completed applications must be submitted by midnight on 11 November, 2016.

Companies will be notified of the result in Feburary 2017. Successful applicants will be rewarded the Business for Sustainability logo for 2016/17.

Partners

The Business for Sustainability logo is granted by the Caring Company Scheme and Sustainable Business HK, which are initiatives of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS).

This online assessment platform is designed and maintained by the Sustainability Management Research Centre (SMRC), Department of Management and Marketing at PolyU. Company data collected will be used for academic research purposes.

Applications will be assessed and verified by SGS Hong Kong Limited (SGS), a global leader in assessment, certification, testing and inspection services.

Assessment Fee

Applicants will be charged an assessment fee of HK$2,500 (for each application). The fee will be paid directly to SGS for the cost of data assessment and verification.

Overview of Online Questionnaire

Click here for the overview of the online questionnaire as reference.

Registration

The registration period is over.

 

Privacy Statement

Company data collected will be used for the purpose of applying for BfS Logo, data verification by SGS and academic research purposes by PolyU. By submitting the application, the company also agrees HKCSS can use the information on the application form for promotion of CSR related events and training, data analysis and research purposes on a collective basis. No individual company’s information will be disclosed without the consent of the company. The BfS Logo Scheme will follow the privacy protection of HKCSS in handling and protecting your personal data. Please visit http://www.hkcss.org.hk/e/fc_detail1.asp?fc_id=51 for details.

The nomination result and successful applicants’ contact information may be transferred to the media partner of the BfS Logo Scheme. Please email us at Keevin.POON@hkcss.org.hk if you do not accept this arrangement.