Swire Trust

Swire Trust

The Swire Group Charitable Trust (Swire Trust) was established in 1983, a Hong Kong charity registered under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance and is overseen by a Philanthropy Council. The Trust receives all its income from companies in the Swire group and provides funds for charitable purposes to non-profit organisations, mainly in the HKSAR and the Chinese mainland.

Guided by the Swire group (and Swire family) motto – Esse Quam Videri – Swire Trust is motivated by altruism and aims to act for the direct benefit of society and greater good.



A flourishing world of diversity, equal opportunity and sustainable growth

Value in Diversity: as a 200-year-old company, Swire’s diverse businesses are part of the long-term development of the communities and societies in which it operates. As such, the Trust envisions a flourishing world of diversity where all members of society have opportunities for a meaningful life, and where growth and resources are sustained for future generations.



We aim to create positive change in Education, Marine and Arts through supporting registered non-profit organisations primarily in the HKSAR and the Chinese mainland.


To enhance education equity, quality and innovation for disadvantaged children and youth in the HKSAR and the Chinese mainland.


To help create sustainable marine ecosystems in the HKSAR and the Chinese mainland through policy change, public engagement and scientific research.


To promote an inclusive Arts sector, and to use Arts to address social issues in Hong Kong.


More information on the community work of Swire Trust can be found in the annual sustainability report here.


Corporate Social Responsibilities Initiatives of Swire Pacific Group Companies