More than 80 green office initiatives, covering seven green office aspects as detailed above have been developed in the Green Office Initiatives checklist for GPA – GO Phases 1 to 5. Under each of the seven aspects, the initiatives are divided into three categories, namely “basic”, “advanced” and “innovation”. Green Officers and their senior management or GPA – GO Working Group (if any) of each department or office, were encouraged to discuss how to fulfil the listed green office initiatives within the 12-month implementation period. Green Officers were also advised to inform all staff members of their respective department or office on the listed green office initiatives and seek their support and collaboration in implementing the items.
As a basic requirement, participating department/office need to achieve at least 50% of the “basic” items in each of the 7 aspects and at least one “advanced” or “innovation” item in each of the 7 aspects (except for “Water Conservation”). Supporting documents, e.g., email, photo, meeting minutes or document proof etc., should be kept for 'advanced' or 'innovation' items and made available during on-site or online visit and audit. To strive for excellence, Green Officers were encouraged to target for a higher achievement beyond the basic requirement i.e. more than 50% of the “basic” items in each of the 7 aspects and more than one “advanced” or “innovation” item in each of the 7 aspects (except for “Water Conservation”).