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Nuance stores get green tick

Duty free operator Nuance has received 13 honours in the Hong Kong International Airport Environmental Management Recognition Scheme awards.
Nuance stores took 13 of the 23 awards, which recognise environmental performance and commitment.
The Scheme is organised by Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) to conduct on-site assessment with retail shops and restaurants at HKIA whether they have incorporated green initiatives into their operations and taken active responsibilities in environmental management. According to AAHK, the objective of this new scheme is to encourage retail and food & beverage outlets at HKIA to more deeply embed best environmental management practices into their operations.
Nuance Hong Kong’s winning stores were:
Silver: Sound & Vision 6E102, 6E150, 6W520; Bally 6E125, Longchamp 6W544.
Bronze: Taste & Delights 6W572, Amazing Grace 7E192, Bags Unlimited 5P084,
Best of…Stores 5P103, Fortress 7T096 & 7T097, Fortress 5P028A, Scent & Beauty 5P065 and The Peninsula Boutique 7T040.
“My team and I are delighted for our 13 winning stores at the latest HKIA Environmental Management Recognition Scheme, underlining our widespread corporate commitment in environmental conservation and protection across all our stores as part of our mission of Enriching Travel, Enriching Life, said Alessandra Piovesana, regional MD of Nuance Asia and regional COO Asia & Middle East of Dufry Group.
“We believe environmental management succeeds only through continuous engagements and stewardship with a consistent attitude acted on a united front. Since we took a lead in this area to kick off our first corporate green initiative ‘Save & Preserve’ to reduce the use of plastic bags as early as in 2007, we have continuously nurtured our staff to take ‘green’ as an everyday approach, making ‘green’ practices part of their daily working lives.
“Every year, we organise different activities to optimise ‘green’ awareness among travellers at HKIA. Our on-going environmental management programmes reflect our passion for life and our will to demonstrate that performing business and environmental actions can surely co-exist.”
Nuance says its efforts at environmentally sensible stewardship and customer engagement include: minimising environmental impact of shopping bags by choosing certified biodegradable materials and by administrative measures, having agreements with suppliers or service providers to reuse containers or materials in goods delivery, installing energy efficient lighting, regularly maintaining air-conditioning system, establishing a Green Procurement Policy and using of state-of-the-art sustainable technologies such as paperless PO system, use of Radio Data Transfer for stock logistic, Electronic Business Process Management and Digital Filing, etc. Above, all, Nuance Hong Kong regularly provides training in environmental management to its employees.
The judging criteria for the HKIA Environmental Management Recognition Scheme are based on six aspects – waste management, energy efficiency, wastewater management, air pollution control, noise pollution control and overall environmental management.

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