Employees are important assets of the company and they play a crucial part in the businesses’ sustainability and success. Employee’s health is one of the top priorities of many companies. Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH), with full support of nearly 50 major commerce chambers and associations in Hong Kong, organizes the “Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards” together with Occupational Safety and Health Council in 2016. The campaign aims to encourage businesses to promote smoke-free messages and smoking cessation to their employees, customers, the general public and other stakeholders for a smoke-free Hong Kong.
Leading businesses that have a strong commitment to protecting the health of employees and the general public should be commemorated for their efforts in fostering an all-win situation for empolyees, business sector and the society. The Awards in 2011 and 2013 attracted over 500 forward-looking companies and organizations from different industries to join, including finance and banking, hotel and catering, food manufacturing, retail, utility, real estate, property management and online platform. The campaign successfully spread the smoke-free messages to more than 110,000 employees.
“Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards 2016” aims to encourage businesses to promote smoke-free messages to their stakeholders including employees, customers and the general public on a continuous basis. COSH, partnering with various smoking cessation service providers, will assist businesses in setting smoke-free guidelines and internal policies, organizing smoke-free activities and providing different smoking cessation services to encourage smokers to kick the habit. Outstanding smoke-free companies will be recognized for their commitment to a smoke-free corporate culture.
There are Smoke-free Leading Company Gold Awards, Silver Awards and Certificates of Merit.
Awardees will be presented with trophies or certificates at the Awards Presentation Ceremony scheduled on 27 February 2017. Outstanding smoke-free policies of winners will be introduced in the Awards booklet 2016. All award-winning companies are welcomed to use the logo and information of “Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards” in their corporate website, promotion campaigns or materials, for demonstration of their commitment to smoke-free culture and corporate social responsibility.