SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

At Swire Pacific, sustainability is not just a set of good intentions. Sustainable development is one of our key strategic objectives.

It helps to fulfil our aim to create long-term value for our shareholders by safeguarding our natural resources, creating a positive impact in the communities in which we operate, concentrating on the wellbeing of our staff and encouraging our suppliers to maintain ethical and environmental standards similar to our own.

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Environment

  • Swire Pacific's objective is to achieve zero impact on the environment, starting with greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste. We call this goal net zero. With a view to achieving the goal, we are setting quantifiable targets, making investments designed to reduce our environmental impact and concentrating on the three R’s – reduce, reuse and replenish.

Environment

Reduce, Reuse and Replenish

  • Reduce

    To reduce our carbon emissions, water use and the amount of waste we produce

  • Reuse

    To reuse and recycle things that we use and where possible to return them to the environment

  • Replenish

    To replenish resources which we consume, through investment and offset

Environment

Our Environment Strategy

TOWARDS
ZERO
NET IMPACT

PROPERTY

To reduce energy consumption by 52 million kWh per year by 2020

AVIATION

To reduce emissions by 2% per annum by 2020

BEVERAGES

To safely return to nature the amount of water used in production

MARINE SERVICES

To achieve carbon neutrality through carbon offsetting

TRADING & INDUSTRIAL

To improve operational efficiency

ENVIRONMENT

2013 Highlights

ENVIRONMENT

2013 Highlights

  • Cathay Pacific's carbon efficiency relative to its overall capacity (measured in available tonne kilometers) has improved by 13% since 1998

  • Swire Properties has increased its energy efficiency in Hong Kong by 25% since 2001 through building design optimisation and retrofitting buildings with more energy efficient technology

ENVIRONMENT

Water Efficiency at Swire Beverages

 

Health & Safety

Swire Pacific takes health and safety very seriously. We try to conduct our operations in a manner which safeguards the health and safety of our employees, our contractors, our visitors and the communities in which we operate. We aim to do zero harm.

HEALTH & SAFETY

2013 Highlights

HEALTH & SAFETY

2013 Highlights

HEALTH & SAFETY

Developing a Safety Culture

  • Swire Beverages appointed Dupont to conduct a safety review at its Zhengzhou and Luohe bottling plants. Dupont reviewed safety management, provided training for senior and operational management and helped to develop a three year action plan. With Swire Beverages management, Dupont developed a toolkit and training materials in order to replicate the plan at other bottling plants. Initial indications are that the plan has resulted in lower lost time injury rates.

 

Community Involvement

We have a long history of community involvement. We believe that if the communities in which we operate prosper, so do we. Our operating companies wish to bring value to the communities in which they operate.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Our Approach

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Our Strategy

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2013 Highlights

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

New Grants Awarded by Swire Trust in 2013

 

Staff

We recognise that our success depends critically on our staff. We try to be an employer of choice by providing an environment in which all employees are treated fairly and with respect. We want talented individuals to want to work for us. We try to recruit the best people, to offer competitive remuneration and benefits and to provide training to enable staff to realise their potential.

STAFF

2013 Highlights

STAFF

Specialist Training Types

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Working With Others

We have suppliers in many countries. Some of these countries have lower sustainability standards than others. We try to select suppliers which have high standards. We share information and best practices with suppliers and encourage them to adopt appropriate sustainability and other standards.

WORKING WITH OTHERS

Important Steps in Cathay Pacific's Supply Chain Management