EPD provides training opportunities for all its staff. Formal environmental
management training was introduced for existing staff in 1997 and
all new staff are also briefed on the subject. In 2003, 55 staff
attended 2 in-house seminars on Environmental Management Systems
and 20 staff attended courses related to environmental management
organised by external organisations. Another 227 staff attended
9 in-house continuous professional development training programmes
organised by the Human Resources Development Unit. The training
consisted of talks on environmental subjects by experienced staff
members and visits to EPD’s facilities, the Hong Kong Wetland
Park and the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park.
To promote environmental awareness among family members of our staff
and help them understand more about EPD's operations, the Staff
Recreation and Social Committee organised the Chinese White Dolphin
Watch, Mai Po Boardwalk Tour and Tsim Bei Tsui Eco Tour in 2003
for staff and their families.
Moreover, our colleagues are encouraged to contribute green ideas
through the Departmental Staff Suggestion Scheme. Winning proposals
will be awarded with cash prizes in addition to certificates of
commendation, or only the certificates.
Apart from the Green Manager Scheme, we have initiated a mobile
phone batteries recovery scheme in May 2002 and a trial plastic
bag recovery scheme in August 2002 at our Southorn Centre Office.
Batteries and plastic bags have been regularly collected and delivered
to recyclers for recycling. By the end of 2003, 103 batteries and
about 50 kg of plastic bags had been recovered.
will ensure through appropriate training and professional development,
that every member of our staff has the knowledge and competency to
assume their environmental responsibilities and to participate constructively
in environmental activities.
We will ensure that all our staff are aware of our Environmental Policy,
that they will be able to provide detailed information about our Policy
and our initiatives to our stakeholders on their particular areas