About this Report

10 years of sustainability reporting

We began reporting on our environmental and social performance with the publication of the first Swire Pacific Sustainable Development Report (“SD report”) in 2007. Since then, our reporting has been based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. Over the years our approach to reporting has evolved, going through a number of important changes and iterations as the GRI framework has changed and sustainability reporting has become a more exact science. This year, in addition to producing our normal annual report to shareholders (which includes sustainability material); we are producing this separate report, which aims to give a more detailed account of our sustainability performance. Next year, we will follow the new GRI reporting standard.

Our 10th SD report deals with our sustainable development policy and our new environmental sustainability strategy, called Thrive. The report sets out Swire Pacific’s corporate governance procedures, notes key areas of concern and reports on our sustainability performance and initiatives. We respond to enquiries from investors and provide information to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and MSCI, as organisations that assess the economic, environmental and social performance of companies. This helps us to identify specific issues that are most relevant to the industries in which we operate.

The content of this report is prepared in accordance with the core option of the GRI’s G4 guidelines and the requirements of the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide of The Hong Kong Stock Exchange Limited. The report focuses on Swire Pacific businesses as outlined in appendix one of the reporting methodology guide and includes a GRI Content Index.

This report, together with additional information available on our website (www.swirepacific.com) and within our Annual Report, summarises our 2016 sustainability performance from January 1st 2016 to December 31st 2016. Our most recent previous SD report was published in April 2016.

Our Data

We support transparency and provide information and data in this report and on our website. Only data that was provided before the end of March 2017 is included in this report. If data or incidents are reclassified or confirmed after preparation of this report, they will be updated in future reports.


We have very clear standards and reporting requirements for our sustainability data. These standards are supported by internal audits and statistical checks.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has provided limited assurance in relation to the selected sustainability data for 2016 listed below and identified with the symbol [R] in the [relevant] data table[s].

  • Total energy consumption
  • Total greenhouse gas emissions by weight
  • Total water used
  • Total employee fatalities
  • Total employee lost time injuries

The full assurance statement from PricewaterhouseCoopers can be found here: http://www.swirepacific.com/en/sd/sd/limited_assurance_opinion.pdf


We welcome the views of those who read this report. Please send your feedback and other sustainability related enquiries to sd@swirepacific.com

Swire Pacific Limited
33/F, One Pacific Place,
88 Queensway,
Hong Kong
T: (852) 2840 8888

Sustainable Development Office

Dr. Mark Watson
Head of Sustainable Development
Samuel Kwong
Group Sustainable Development Manager
Mark Harper
Sustainable Development Manager
Joey Lau
Assistant Manager, Sustainable Development
Larissa Jarillo de Lima
Assistant Manager, Sustainable Development
Amy Hung
Executive Assistant
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