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March 20, 2024

In its latest move to achieve net zero, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) — Hong Kong's largest independent handler — has launched a voluntary Green Terminal Pact (GTP) to engage its SuperTerminal 1 tenants in reducing its carbon footprint and creating an environmentally-conscious workplace.


In the announcement, Hactl said the aims of the GTP are to help Hactl and its tenants reduce energy consumption and prepare for Hong Kong's Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Charging Scheme by providing a system of quantitative measurements.


Hactl said it has installed smart meters in participating tenants' offices to help track energy consumption and has organised numerous briefings on the new waste charging scheme.


It added that it has installed an additional recycling machine at its terminal and will continue to collect waste for recycling to enable tenants to better manage and reduce their waste.


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 [Source: Hactl]


Hactl noted that a key element of the GTP is a Performance Reward Scheme, in which participating tenants set targets for reduced energy consumption and waste, and increased recycling.


It added that successful achievement of targets will earn trophies and vouchers, which can be used by tenants' staff to buy a wide range of goods from local social enterprises.


The GTP is voluntary; Hactl said all tenants engaged in proactive sustainability measures are eligible to participate. 


"We are very proud to launch this exciting new initiative, and play our part in making Hong Kong International Airport a leader in aviation industry sustainability. We are very grateful to our tenants for their highly positive reception of the Green Terminal Pact, which will help ensure success in achieving its aims," said Wilson Kwong, chief executive at Hactl.


In 2018, Hactl launched its Green Terminal programme. The carrier noted that the aim is to create the world's greenest air cargo handling operation.

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