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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 over 80 major commerce chambers and associations in Hong Kong, organizes the “Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards” together with Occupational Safety and Health Council and Radio 1 of Radio Television Hong Kong in 2019. The campaign aims to encourage all industries to fulfill social responsibility by promoting smoke-free culture and smoking cessation to their employees, customers, the general public and other stakeholders for a smoke-free Hong Kong.


Leading companies/organizations 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 employees, business sector and the society. Since 2011, the Awards has attracted over 1,000 forward-looking companies and organizations from different industries to join, including government departments, finance, banking, tourism and hotel, catering, food manufacturing, retail, utility, real estate, property management, healthcare, environmental protection, transportation, trading, education and sports, etc. The programme has been successfully spreading the smoke-free messages to more than 170,000 employees.



“Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards 2019” aims to encourage business sector to promote smoke-free messages to their stakeholders including employees, customers and the general public on a continuous basis as well as to commemorate the outstanding companies/organizations for their efforts in implementing smoke-free policies. 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/organizations 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. To encourage companies/ organizations to promote a smoke-free culture among the general public in the community, as well as to educate the public on the smoking hazards and encourage them to live a healthy smoke-free lifestyle, the Outstanding Smoke-free Community Involvement Award is introduced this year. Details and eligibility


Awardees will be presented with trophies or certificates at the Awards Presentation Ceremony scheduled in February or March 2020. Outstanding smoke-free policies of winners will be introduced in the Awards booklet 2019. All award-winning companies are welcomed to use the logo and information of “Hong Kong Smoke-free Leading Company Awards” on their corporate website, promotion materials and social media platforms, for demonstration of their commitment to smoke-free culture and corporate social responsibility. Details will be announced in early 2020.

Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health
Occupational Safety and Health CouncilRadio 1 of Radio Television Hong Kong