Trading & Industrial Division

Swire Pacific's Trading & Industrial division has interests in the following companies:



Swire Retail group

Swire Resources group
Swire Resources retails and distributes footwear, apparel and related accessories in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China.

Swire Brands group
Swire Brands has investments in brand-owning companies. It has an interest in an associated company with Columbia, which distributes and retails Columbia products in Mainland China and a 9.4% minority interest in Rebecca Minkoff, which sells apparel, handbags and accessories.


Taikoo Motors group

Taikoo Motors sells passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and scooters. Its largest business is in Taiwan. It also distributes cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China and Malaysia.


Swire Foods group

Chongqing New Qinyuan Bakery Co., Ltd ("Qinyuan Bakery")
Qinyuan Bakery is a leading bakery chain in southwest China, with over 550 stores in Chongqing, Guiyang and Chengdu.

Swire Foods (including Taikoo Sugar)
Swire Foods distributes food products in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Taikoo Sugar packages and sells sugar in Hong Kong and Mainland China under the Taikoo Sugar brand.


Swire Pacific Cold Storage group

Swire Pacific Cold Storage wholly-owns cold storage facilities in Shanghai, Hebei, Nanjing and Ningbo and owns a 60% equity interest in a cold storage facility in Guangzhou.


Akzo Nobel Swire Paints

Akzo Nobel Swire Paints is a joint venture with Akzo Nobel which manufactures and distributes decorative paints, primarily under the Dulux brand, in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.


Swire Environmental Services group

Swire Waste Management
Swire Waste Management is a 50:50 joint venture with a subsidiary of Waste Management Inc. The joint venture seeks waste management contracts in Hong Kong. It has contracts to provide waste management services to seven outlying islands and to the northwest New Territories.

Swire sustainability fund
The group has an associate interest in Green Biologics and minority equity interests in NanoSpun Technologies and Avantium. Green Biologics is a biotechnology company which is developing renewable chemical and biofuel technology. NanoSpun Technologies is a company which is developing a water treatment process using nanotechnology. Avantium is a biotechnology company that develops and commercialises bioplastics.

Lost time injury rate reduction in 2016 compared with 2015
Total average hours of training per employee in 2016
Donated to Good Causes in 2016

Group Level Material Topics

Performance in relation to the material topic which is highly significant at a group level is shown below:


In 2016, the Lost Time Injury Rate at Swire Resources improved by 17.67%, falling from 2.15 in 2015 to 1.77.

In 2016, Swire Resources organised health and safety campaigns (including one for office employees) and sent monthly safety notices to its stores in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Safety issues are cross checked between stores carrying the same and different brands.

In compliance with new labour laws, senior management in Mainland China took part in relevant training courses in the three Mainland China regions in which Swire Resources operates. In Hong Kong, Swire Resources has nominated and trained office first-aiders.

More information on sustainability matters related to the Trading & Industrial Division can be found in other sections of this report and in the individual companies’ sustainable development reports, which can be found here.


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