• Knight Frank receives the Green Office Label and the Better World Company Label

    15 October 2014

    2 September 2014 (Hong Kong) – Knight Frank’s Hong Kong office has been awarded the World Green Organisation (WGO)’s Green Office Label and the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDG)’s Better World Company Label, through a unique scheme named Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme (GOALS), organised by the WGO and supported by the Junior Chamber International (JCI) North District. The scheme recognises participating companies which have made significant efforts in creating a greener world through knowledge transfer and green practices experience sharing. 

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    Over 160 offices have participated in the scheme since its launch in 2013 and a total of 70 offices obtained the awards this year, including multinational corporations, listed companies and SMEs. As one of the award winners, Knight Frank successfully fulfilled a minimum of 30 green office best practice criteria and demonstrated its commitment in green training and activities.

    Vicky Leung, CSR Executive of Knight Frank says, “We are truly delighted and honoured to receive the award, it is a testament to our contribution to the environment. Environmental protection and sustainable development play an important role at Knight Frank. We will continue to improve our social and economic contribution and minimise the impact of business on the environment through managing and reducing our carbon footprint.”

    Knight Frank has a well-regarded reputation and proven track record in environmental protection. The company has obtained ISO 14001. Also, its Building Consultancy team practises the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system in its projects throughout Greater China, providing the firm with on-the-ground experience in environmental standards and regulations.

    Knight Frank’s green initiatives are also recognised by numerous green organisations. The company has been awarded the Platinum Label for the third year running in the Low-carbon Office Operation Programme (LOOP) Labelling Scheme organised by WWF. The company is also recognised by Hong Kong Government and Friends of the Earth (HK) with the Certificate of “Carbon Audit Pilot Fund” under the CarbonSmart Programme and Double Gold Tier award in the “Take a ‘Brake’ Low Carbon Action – Corporate Green Driving Award Scheme 2012” respectively. To be a responsible corporate citizen who advocates environmental sustainability, Knight Frank has implemented a Shark-free policy in all its Greater China offices to ban the consumption of any shark fin or shark products at corporate events and when entertaining clients.

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