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Swire Pacific is an international group of companies, with employees of different nationalities, cultures, religions, ages, gender identities and sexual orientations. As we expand our businesses, we recognise and value the importance of diversity. It encourages creativity and supports competitiveness, so helping us to generate strong and sustainable long-term growth. Our aim is for our workforce to be inclusive and to reflect the diversity of the societies in which we operate.
Diversity & Inclusion Policy
We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for all our people, regardless of their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship, family status, disability, race, ethnicity, nationality, religious and/or political beliefs. The Swire Pacific Diversity & Inclusion Policy is applicable to all employees and operating companies.
Board Diversity Policy
We believe diversity strengthens decision-making and makes us more agile and resilient. Our Board Diversity Policy endorses the principle that our board of directors should have a balance of skills, experience and a range of perspectives appropriate to our businesses.
Flexible Working Policy
We believe that flexible working can contribute to a more inclusive working environment, to improved productivity and a better work-life balance. Our Flexible Working Policy supports and encourages flexible working where it is practical and appropriate to do so.
Swire Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee
The Swire Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, which is jointly chaired by the Finance Director of Swire Pacific and the Staff Director of John Swire & Sons (H.K.), formulates group-wide policies designed to promote a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment for all Swire employees. The Committee has identified five main areas of focus: age, gender, sexual orientation, disability and ethnicity.
Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter
John Swire & Sons (H.K.), Cathay Pacific, Swire Properties, Swire Coca-Cola and HAECO are signatories to the Racial Diversity & Inclusion Charter, drawn up by the Equal Opportunities Commission. The Charter promotes equal opportunities in employment for racial minorities and encourages racial diversity in the workplace.
Equal Opportunity Employer Gold Award
The Swire Group is honoured to be recognised as an Equal Opportunity Employer Gold Awardees by the Equal Opportunities Commission. It reinforces our commitment to promote equity in the four areas of gender, disability, family status and race. The award would not have been possible without the collective support from every operating companies in Swire Pacific. We are proud of our achievement and will continue to demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the community.
Equal Love Hong Kong
John Swire & Sons (H.K.) along with Asia Miles, Cathay Pacific, Swire Coca-Cola, Swire Hotels, Swire Properties, Swire Resources, Taikoo Sugar and Taikoo Motors are signatories to the Equal Love Hong Kong, an initiative led by Hong Kong LGBT+ Attorneys Network, Pink Alliance, Hong Kong Marriage Equality, Hong Kong LGBT+ Interbank Forum and Community Business, to show support for legal recognition of same-sex relationship in Hong Kong. We believe in creating an environment where people feel supported, accepted and encouraged at work and are able to realise their full potential.
More details can be found in our Sustainability Report
Valuing employees
We recognise that our success depends critically on our staff. We aim 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, and we offer competitive remuneration and benefits that are based on roles and responsibilities, individual and business performance, as well as conditions in the job markets and economies in which we operate. We monitor our staff turnover rate to identify and manage any issues that may arise. A 24-hour counselling and consultation service is also available for employees.
Health & Safety section in Sustainability Report
Recruitment, training and development

We aim to identify, attract, develop and retain a skilled and professional workforce in order to respond with agility to changes in the business environment and increased competition. To do this, we put a great deal of effort into recruiting and training the right people and helping them to realise their full potential and career goals. To enable us to develop the next generation of business leaders, training programmes and internship opportunities are provided for graduates and students. (More details on management trainee and internship programme can be found in

We provide a full range of training and development programmes for employees, including on-the-job learning, mentoring and coaching, classroom and online tuition. Induction programmes are offered to new joiners, including familiarisation visits to the Group’s businesses. Ethos International, Swire's in-house leadership development company, designs and delivers learning and development programmes for promising staff across the Swire Group. These are supplemented by enrolling managers in business management and executive programmes at noted international institutions such as INSEAD. The Swire Leadership Centre, a dedicated residential training and development facility, is available to all operating companies within the Group to host Swire staff development programmes. Ethos’ training programmes emphasise sustainability and contribute to the development of a strong corporate culture and a style of leadership that is consistent with Swire values across all levels of leadership.

More details on Swire Management Programme and Swire Summer Internship Programme
More details can be found in our Sustainability Report
Health and Safety Policy
In our operations our first priority is to safeguard the health and safety of all stakeholders. (More details can be found in our Health & Safety Policy.)
Health & Safety Governance
The Swire Pacific Health and Safety Committee reports to the Group Risk Management Committee, which in turn reports via the Audit Committee to the Board. The members of the Health and Safety Committee are senior representatives, with responsibility for health and safety, from each of Swire Pacific’s five operating divisions.

There is a separate Chinese Mainland Health and Safety Working Group, which deals with health and safety issues in the Chinese Mainland, where regulations can vary between provinces and change regularly.
Safety Performance
We record lost time injury rates and lost day rates. We set targets for improvement annually. The divisions report on safety quarterly. The Board receives regular updates on safety performance.
More details can be found in our Sustainability Report