3M Hong Kong
Advances to a Green Company of International Standards
3M Hong Kong and ISO 14000
Year 2006 marked an important "green" milestone of 3M Hong Kong Limited.
According to the ISO 14000, 3M Hong Kong established the environmental management system in which impacts of its products and services on environment are thoroughly assessed. Environmental protection policies and targets for waste-cut are then formulated.
3M Hong Kong was audited and crowned as a "green company" fulfilling the top international standards and accomplishing its purpose of sustainability in social, economic and environmental aspects.
For Internal: Establish systems, use resources wisely and prevent pollution
To ensure the environmental protection policies can be implemented efficiently, 3M Hong Kong has integrated a clear procedure to handle pollution complaints into its internal management system. And, items related to environmental protection are also included in the annual evaluation of its suppliers and contractors.
On the daily operation basis, 3M Hong Kong works diligently to reduce waste and promote smart use of resources.
Since paper is the most significant waste, recycle boxes and procedures of paper recycling are installed. As a result, the volume of paper being recycled is clearly documented and the effectiveness of paper recycling can be ensured. In addition, the company brochures, calendars and diaries will all be printed on recycle paper with soy ink. InnoVision, the company newsletter, has been published in electronic format.
It also participates actively in the campaigns launched by the Environmental Protection Department of the HKSAR Government. For example, recycling boxes for rechargeable battery are set up in the office. And, its IT department also supports the Computer Recycling Program by regularly donates the old computers to NGOs for reuse or recycling.
When handling dangerous products, 3M Hong Kong strictly observes the laws and regulations as well as the environmental guidelines of the HKSAR Government. Only products measured up to the standards will be imported and sold. Products classified as hazardous will be stored in the "dangerous goods stores", in accordance with the Hong Kong legislation.
In the laboratories, containers for collecting chemical wastes are put up to avoid improper disposal. Chemist lists are kept to record the storage and use of various chemicals. And, the staffs in the laboratories are well-trained in using various distinguishers and can act swiftly to prevent pollution when any possible chemical incident happens.
For external: Take up citizen's responsibilities and promote green knowledge
3M Hong Kong continues to sponsor and support various environmental protection groups, please refer to the program details.
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