Sustainable Development Policy

Our aims:

  • We aim to create long term value for our shareholders. Achieving this depends on the sustainable development* of our businesses and the communities in which we operate.
  • To achieve sustainable development, we aim:
    • To achieve net zero impact on the environment
    • To cause zero harm
    • To excel as corporate citizens

Our policy:

  • Industry leadership: We aim to be leaders in sustainable development in the industries in which we operate.
  • In our operations: We will:
    • Be a good steward of the natural resources and biodiversity under our influence and ensure that all potential adverse impacts of our operations on the environment are identified and appropriately managed.
    • Do our best to safeguard the health and safety of all our stakeholders.
    • Provide an environment in which all employees are treated fairly and with respect and can realise their full potential.
    • Encourage suppliers and contractors to promote sustainable development.
    • Encourage the responsible use of our products and services by our customers and consumers.
    • Bring value to the communities of which we are a part and enhance their capabilities while respecting people's culture and heritage.

Making it happen:

  • All companies in which Swire Pacific has a controlling interest will have action plans for applying this policy in a way which is relevant to their business. We will encourage other companies in which we have an interest as a shareholder or through our supply chain to implement similar policies.
  • We will encourage and empower our staff to be proactive on sustainable development matters both at work and in the community.
  • We will monitor our performance and report regularly.
  • We will review this policy periodically, having regards in particular to stakeholder dialogues.
Note:

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Sustainable Development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. – "Our Common Future", 1987 – World Commission on Environment and Development.