It was recently announced that Foodlink Foundation, Hong Kong’s leading charity for hunger relief, has been awarded the Gold Award at the annual Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE).
During the virtual awards ceremony, Foodlink COO Aurea Yung accepted the award, saying, “We are incredibly honoured to receive the Gold Award at the HKAEE in recognition of our efforts towards reducing food waste, while at the same time providing healthy meals for underprivileged groups and individuals in Hong Kong.”
Yung went on to say, “For the Gold Award, the HKAEE acknowledged our CSR [corporate social responsibility] outreach and subsequent community impact through our workshops and programmes, and like the wider society, we have faced a challenging period, but throughout this time, we have been able to work closely with our partners, volunteers and donors, who have continued to support our operations. It has been an important time for us to reflect on our platform, identify potential areas for improvement and ultimately how we can remain resilient and continue to support our community. Furthermore, seeing that is the first time the Gold Award has been awarded to a charity, we feel even more proud, and we hope that this highlights the importance of what NGOs and charities can do when tackling sustainability and environmental issues locally, as well as inspire others to develop scalable and innovative solutions to promote and address a more circular society.”
The HKAEE are annual awards presented by the Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC) alongside the Environmental Protection Department with a mission to “encourage organisations to implement environmental management, to measure organisations’ performance on their commitment to environmental management and to recognise organisations with excellence performance on environmental management”.
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