STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) is the first independent, not-for-profit testing, inspection and certification organisation in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1963, STC has been dedicated to providing professional, reliable and comprehensive testing and inspection services, and issuing the highest quality reports to ensure compliance with relevant technical and safety requirements while keeping pace with the development of trade and industry.
To meet global demand for testing services, not only has STC set up testing laboratories and / or offices in Shanghai, Dongguan, Shenzhen,Changzhou and Zhongshan, but also has it landed in Germany, Italy, USA and Vietnam. In the future, STC will keep exploring and investing in overseas market.
To become a leading conformity assessment service provider that is recognised and respected worldwide.
To serve the community, including manufacturers, consumers and the Government, by continuously improving product quality and safety.
We are committed to maintaining a high standard of corporate governance and aspired to fulfill the underpinning commitment to fairness, transparency, accountability, and responsibility. As an essential part of these commitments, we operate within a well-balanced governance framework and embed good principles and practices in every aspect of the company’s business.
We believe good corporate governance framework is essential for the long-term success of STC. We shall continue to enhance corporate governance practices that are appropriate to the conduct and growth of its business and to review corporate governance practices on an annual basis to ensure they meet the requirements and expectations of our stakeholders.
We are an independent not-for-profit company that is not controlled by any particular shareholder, and instead, all directors are the central figures in our corporate governance system. There is a clear division of responsibilities between the Board of Directors and the executive management. Our Board which currently consists of 6 non-executive directors with diverse professional and academic backgrounds meeting once every quarter collectively provides us with a well-balanced, effective and strategic leadership. The Chief Executive, who is accountable to the Board, is responsible for implementing the Board's decisions in business objectives, operational and financial targets, and performance goals and standards in an effective and efficient manner.
We also believe business success cannot do without good ethics and high governance standard. To ensure the professional competence and high ethical standards of our staff, a Code of Conduct has been incorporated into the Staff Handbook, which all staff members are required to observe it strictly.