FirstCarbon Solutions supports Hong Kong Jockey Club’s sustainability programs
(Manila, Philippines, September 20, 2012) — FirstCarbon Solutions, a pioneer and industry leader in providing environmental sustainability solutions for businesses, has been commissioned by The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), one of the highly respected organizations in horse racing, sporting, and betting entertainment, to improve the way HKJC measures and monitors its sustainability performance.
FirstCarbon Solutions, a member of outsourcing solutions provider ADEC Group, will consolidate all of HKJC’s sustainability data through the Sustainability Workbench software platform, which will help measure the carbon emissions, refrigerant and diesel consumption, office supplies usage, water consumption, as well as the electric consumption of its 104 betting branches in Hong Kong.
“The Hong Kong Jockey Club turned to FirstCarbon Solutions for a better way to monitor and manage its energy consumption and carbon emissions,” says James Donovan, chief executive of FirstCarbon Solutions and ADEC Group. “By using FirstCarbon Solutions Sustainability Workbench, HKJC will be able to measure the results of its reduction initiatives in the most efficient, cost-effective manner.”
A premier charity and community benefactor in Hong Kong, HKJC has been proactively monitoring and managing its energy consumption and carbon emissions for three years and has established its sustainability measurement and reporting system.
One of HKJC’s goals is to enhance efficiency while mitigating the environmental impact of their operations. According to its 2011 sustainability report, the organization implements sustainability strategies and environmentally responsible practices into their operations, while maintaining their commitment to improving the lives of the people in Hong Kong.
HKJC has received awards for its proactive efforts in encouraging business partners and promoting a green lifestyle. From 2009, its collective efforts on waste reduction, energy efficiency and air quality improvement resulted in the use of 100% recycled tickets, segregation of waste, and cost-effective consumption of air conditioning systems.
HKJC Director of Human Resources & Sustainability Mimi Cunningham also emphasized HKJC’s role and impact in the community. “We also need to maintain the forward development of our business, since it is ultimately on our customers that our tax and charitable support for Hong Kong depends. But in everything we do, we intend to grow our business sustainably, with respect for our people, support for our community, and care for our environment,” she said.
“Sustainability and operating a business efficiently and most profitably are two sides of a coin,” Donovan said. “The Hong Kong Jockey Club has proven that this is the way to go if you want to develop competitive advantage.
About The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is not only one of the world’s leading horse racing organizations but also a world top 15 charitable organization and Hong Kong’s largest community contributor, donating HK$1.7 billion in 2012. It is also a major taxpayer, Hong Kong’s single largest by far, generating over HK$16 billion a year for public funds. The Club pioneers technology applications for sporting and betting entertainment, striving for the highest levels of customer service. As a membership club, it is recognized as one of Asia’s most prestigious, with more than 23,000 members. These multifaceted roles make it a well-respected and remarkable organisation, dedicated to its mission of enhancing the quality of life for all Hong Kong people.
About FirstCarbon Solutions
FirstCarbon Solutions is a global provider of comprehensive environmental and sustainability solutions for enterprise and government clients that are increasingly under pressure to minimize resource use and environmental impacts while achieving profit and budget objectives. The company is the first to fully integrate consulting and software with deep expertise in back office data processing to deliver integrated energy and sustainability solutions that drive better decision making by understanding how improved environmental practices affect all areas of the business. FirstCarbon Solutions is an ADEC Group company with 14 years in the industry serving customers around the world, and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. For more information, visit www.firstcarbonsolutions.com.
About ADEC Group
ADEC Group is a leading provider of customized onshore and offshore outsourcing solutions. Processing over 30 million transactions each month, ADEC Group has extensive experience in data and document management, business and knowledge process outsourcing, sustainability and energy management, and language learning services. As the pressure on business growth and profitability continues to intensify, ADEC Group works with clients to create and deliver value-added solutions that are proven to reduce costs, increase operational efficiencies, and optimize internal and external resource use. Trusted by some of the largest companies and governments in the world, privately-held ADEC Group has key delivery centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and the Philippines.