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It is my immense pleasure and honour to serve as the Chairman of Hong Kong Green Manufacturing Alliance (The Alliance) for the year 2013-2015.  In addition, it is also my pleasure to be on behalf of the Hong Kong Mould and Product Technology Association to chair the Alliance for the ensuing term. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank for the support from the Honourary Chairman, Prof. K. B. Chan, the Immediate Past Chairman, Dr Sunny Chai, and the steering members, who have established a very solid foundation for the development of Alliance.

For the past few years, the Alliance has been providing a vibrant platform for Hong Kong industries to get a hold of the latest development of green manufacturing initiatives such as EU RoHS, WEEE, REACH, US CPSIA and hazardous substances management. Through organizing various kinds of activities, the Alliance has been keeping a good pace for enhancing industry awareness to implement green manufacturing practices as a means for sustainable growth.

The Alliance has a strong sense of promoting green manufacturing to Hong Kong industries. As the Chairman of the Alliance, in the coming years I will strive to work with members and bring in initiatives to cope with the intense industry challenges on compliance management and sustainable development.

Thank you.

Yan Zhao Jia, Robert
Chairman
Hong Kong Green Manufacturing Alliance
 

In view of growing concerns on green manufacturing, the Hong Kong Green Manufacturing Alliance (HKGMA) and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) applied to the Hong Kong SME Development Fund in order to carry out the project of “Achieving RoHS and WEEE Compliance through Green Manufacturing” in 2005. With well supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government, industry associations, technical organizations and academia, the HKGMA and FHKI have been co-organizing a series of workshops and seminars with regard to RoHS & WEEE Directives, throughout these two years. The HKGMA also led a mission to Brussels and had a direct dialogue with the European Union Parliament members and officials.

Undoubtedly, the subjects of environmental conservation and sustainable development have become a global trend. We strongly believe that implementation of WEEE and RoHS Directives is an initial measure taken by the EU government and REACH and EuP will also be implemented in the near future. Hong Kong industries will face more challenging business environments ahead.  We will strive to provide you with the most updated and useful information and hope that your businesses are well-planned and well-prepared to run in line with these various green policies.

Prof. Chan Kei-biu and Dr. Sunny Chai
Honorary Chairmen
Hong Kong Green Manufacturing Alliance

Training Workshop on IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substances Process Management System 

(08 May 2015) 

Presentation material : "IECQ QC 080000, Chemical Risks and Product Recall Workshop (2) Part I" presented by Hong Kong Productivity Council


IECQ QC 080000 HSPM - Seminar on Enhancing Capability of Hazardous Substance Management

(20 Mar 2015) 

Training Workshop on IECQ QC 080000 Hazardous Substances Process Management System 
(22 Jan 2015) 

Presentation material : "Chemical Management System" presented by Hasbro Far East Ltd.

Presentation material : " IECQ QC 080000, Chemical Risks and Product Recall Workshop"presented by Hong Kong Productivity Council


Seminar on Assisting Hong Kong SMEs to Effectively Achieve Hazardous Substances Compliance through Adoption IECQ QC 080000 HSPM System
(10 Oct 2014) 


Presentation material : "IECQ QC 080000 HSPM 認證如何有助本地企業提高有害物質的管理水平" presented by SGS Hong Kong Limited

Presentation material : "推行有效化學品管理" presented by Leo Paper Group

Presentation material : "玩具業的新挑戰:化學安全" presented by DynaSys Solutions Limited

Presentation material : "Improve the capacity for controlling hazardous substances" presented by Tonly Electronics Holdings Limited

Presentation material : "A Support Programme for Assisting Hong Kong SMEs To Effectively Achieve Hazardous Substances Compliance through Adoption of IECQ QC 080000"presented by Hong Kong Productivity Council


塑化劑風波對本港製造業及消費者的影響 (Chinese version only)

(30 Sep 2011) 

 
Presentation material : "遠離塑化劑---慎選塑膠容器" presented by Consumer Council - Ms Connie Lau

 Presentation material : "人造化學物質是否對人體健康構成風險?" presented by Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Biology - Professor Chris Wong

 Presentation material : "如何符合歐美市場對兒童產品的phthalates管制要求" presented by The Hong Kong Toys Council - Dr. Vincent Tam

 Presentation material : "了解香港消費品塑膠包裝及容器的phthalates使用狀況" presented by Hong Kong Plastic Bags Manufacturers' Association - Mr. Robert Yan



US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA ) Seminar 4: "Meeting with CPSC's Officials and Industry Representatives on CPSIA's Latest Development and Requirements" 
(23 August 2010)  


 Presentation material : "CPSIA Updates and Way Forward of Consumer Product Safety" presented by Mr Marc Schoem, Deputy Director, Office of Compliance, CPSC

 Presentation material : "How to Ensure Your Consumer Product is Safe?" presented by Ms Laurie Hopkins, China Manager, Office of International Programs, CPSC

 Presentation material : "Hong Kong Industries' Challenges to Meet CPSIA Requirements" presented by Mr Benedict Fong - Chief Chemist of The China Paint Mfg. Co., (1932) Ltd.

 


 

US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA ) Seminar 3: "Recipe for Better Management in Meeting the US CPSIA" 
(9 July 2010)  


 Presentation material (chinese only): "透過有害物質及CPSIA管理以增強企業競爭力" presented by Leo Paper Group - 李可立先生

 Presentation material (chinese only): "CPSIA的最新要求及應對管理的實戰經驗" presented by SGS - Ms. Dora Lin

 Presentation material (chinese only): "如何善用管理系統及工具有效地應對CPSIA的要求" presented by DynaSys Solutions Limited - 沈俊堯先生


The 2nd Study Tour for "A Support Programme for SMEs to Comply with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)"
(17 May 2010)

The 2nd Study Tour for "A Support Programme for SMEs to Comply with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)" was successfully held on 17 May 2010.   This event was organized by the Federation of Hong Kong Industry (FHKI) and implemented by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), with the funding support under the SME Development Fund of the Trade and Industry Department, HKSAR.  In this study tour, there were more than 30 participants from various industry sectors including toy, electrical, electronics, jewellery, printing and retail to join this meaning event.

Participants were arranged to visit Wynnewood Toys Industrial (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (Wynnewood), located in Kwun Lan, Shenzhen.  The company was established in 1972 and their products include electronic products, electronic toys, pre-school and educational toys and small household electronic equipment etc.

Participants were first received with a warm welcome from Ms. Daisy Li, Director of Product Integrity of Wynnewood, and Mr. Gary Yuen, Engineer of Wynnewood. They briefly introduced the company background and the requirements of U.S. CPSIA that are relevant to the company operation.

Then Mr. Mark Tong, General Manager, guided the participants and showed them various operating processes within the factory.  Participants had a better understanding on how Wynnewood implements various hazardous substances management measures for toy and other products.  For example, the laboratory testing facilities and hazardous substances product testing procedures were demonstrated to the participants so that they had a clear understanding on product testing as an important element for product compliance.

The study tour concluded with highlights and discussion on Wynnewood's current measures to address the requirements of the CPSIA.  The discussion included issues on tracking labels, measures taken to prevent cross-contamination within the production processes and the requirements on General Conformity Certification etc.

The study tour was completed with great success.  It provided a great opportunity for participants to have some on-site experience in understanding the requirements of the CPSIA.  We appreciate the support and assistance from Wynnewood to make this activity success.

 


US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA): Regulatory Requirements, Business Advice and Litigation Risks
(22 January 2010) 

 Presentation Material: "Topics in US Consumer Product Safety Law: Compliance, Enforcement and Litigation Management" presented Kimberly Egan, Peter Ellis and George Gigounas

 


 

FHKI Meeting with Consumer Product Safety Commission, USA  (13 January 2010)

FHKI and HKGMA members met Mr Richard W. O'Brien, Director of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs, US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on 13 January 2010 to have a direct dialogue on the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). FHKI Deputy Chairman Mr Willy Lin expressed his concerns on the industry compliance, and HKGMA Chairman Mr Sunny Chai introduced the Alliance's government funded project, namely 'the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) project'. Members grasped the opportunity to exchange views on the Act. 

 


 

Study Mission to the Mainland for "A Support Programme for SMEs to Comply with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)"
(4 December 2009)

The Study Mission to the Mainland for "A Support Programme for SMEs to Comply with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)", which was organized by the Federation of Hong Kong Industry (FHKI), implemented by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and funded by the SME Development Fund of the Trade and Industry Department, HKSAR Government was successfully held on 4 December 2009. There were more than 40 representatives from the toy, electrical, electronics, lighting manufacturing, textile trade and retail industries participated in the Study Mission.

In the afternoon, the representatives visited Hi-Tech Electronic Mfg Ltd in Dongguan, a subsidiary owned by Blue Box Group. The company mainly produces various types of toys, including electronic games, baby toys and preschool toys, etc.

The delegation was greeted warmly by Mr. Lawrence Chau, Vice President of TQM Division of Blue Box Group, who introduced a number of management flows of his factory to the participants, including control measures on toxic and hazardous substances, the structure and operation of the Group. Of which, the regulations of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and their approaches, such as a hazardous substances management programme and the provision of Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), in compliance with the regulation were particularly highlighted. Moreover, the tour visited the plant to have a closer look at its control system for hazardous substances and its relevant systems. 

The Study Mission completed with a great success and provided a chance for the participants to have a better understanding on the overall requirements of CPSIA. We appreciate the unfailing support and assistance offered by Blue Box Group, and Hi-Tech Electronic Mfg Ltd. for this activity! 

 Presentation Material: presented by Mr Lawrence Chau, Vice President of TQM Division of Blue Box Group


A Support Programme for SMEs to Comply with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
Seminar on News Updates and Industry Practices for CPSIA Compliance

The Hong Kong Green Manufacturing Alliance (HKGMA), Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) jointly unveiled the 1-year programme to support the industries to achieve compliance with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) at the first seminar on 28 September 2009.  The programme is funded by the SME Development Fund organized by the Trade and Industry Department.

At the 1st seminar of the programme, the Chairman of HKGMA, Mr. Sunny Chai, stated that new developments of CPSIA would be announced by the U.S. Authority and encouraged industries to prepare early for compliance.  Distinguished speakers of the seminar included Mr. Pocheer Zheng of the Centre Testing International Corporation (CTI), Ms. Anita Cheung of Lung Cheong Overseas Corporation, Mr. Eric Chen of CREATA and Mr. Steven Tai of Thermo Scientific. 

 
Presentation Material (Chinese only): "《美國消費品安全改進法案》簡介及最新動向" by Mr. Pocheer Zheng
 Presentation Material: "如何監控供應鏈符合《美國消費品安全改進法案》的要求" by Mr. Eric Chen
 Presentation Material (Chinese only): "利用XRF 技術應對《美國消費品安全改進法案》" by Mr. Steven Tai


Workable REACH Implementation by Non-EU Companies Workshop

The FHKI and Hong Kong Green Manufacturing Alliance (HKGMA) jointly organised the Workable REACH Implementation by Non-EU Companies Workshop on 22 May.

To kickoff the workshop President of the Hong Kong Electrical Appliances Manufacturers Association K C Leung gave opening remarks, which was followed by REACH presentations from Riku Rinta-Jouppi, REACH Competence Centre’s Head of REACH Law, Helsinki; and Lei Yang, CHINA REACH Solution Center’s Senior Lecturer, Hangzhou. They offered the latest updates on REACH as well as practical tips such as substance information, SVHC compliance and obligations identification for non-EU companies. The event was well-received with over 170 attendees. 
 Presentation Material: "Overview of REACH Today and Challenges of Non-EU Companies for REACH Implementation in 2009" by Riku Rinta-Jouppi
 Presentation Material(Chinese only): "經濟衰退大潮中的REACH對應" by Lei Yang

 


 

 REACH Seminar & Workshop: What Next After Pre-registration and A Closer Look at Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC)  (19 January 2009)

The Hong Kong Green Manufacturing Alliance (HKGMA) and FHKI jointly organized the REACH Seminar & Workshop: What Next After Pre-registration and A Closer Look at Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) at Langham Hotel on 19 January 2009.

The seminar cum workshop began with an opening remark addressed by the founding member of HKGMA and Hong Kong Toys Council Chairman, Mr Lawrence Chan, followed by presentations given by Mr Clement Li of Hong Kong Productivity Council, Mr Jason Wong of Philips Electronics Hong Kong Ltd and Dr Fiona Lin of SGS Hong Kong Ltd. They updated participants the latest information on product notification and registration procedures, as well as the management of products content and preparation for SVHC candidate list. The event was well-received with over 250 attendees.   
 Presentation Material: "What Next After Pre-registration?" by Mr. Clement Li
 Presentation Material: "Managing SVHC from a Buyer's Perspective" by Mr. Jason Wong
 Presentation Material: "Preparing for SVHC Candidate List" by Mr. Clement Li
 Presentation Material: "Management of Your Products" by Dr. Fiona Lin