2017 Sustainability Report

Our business

Laying strong foundations for a thriving future

Our business faces the challenges of scarcity of resources and climate change. Our responses to these challenges are critical to our future.

At Swire Pacific, we recognise that business has a key role to play in creating a better and more prosperous future. This fits with our long-standing commitment to ethical and responsible behaviour, and sustainable growth, all underpinned by strong values. But we do not view sustainability simply as a set of good intentions — it is a key strategic objective for the Group. It helps to fulfil our aim to create long-term value for our shareholders by safeguarding our natural resources, supporting the communities in which we operate, concentrating on the wellbeing of our staff and encouraging our suppliers to maintain high ethical and environmental standards. We see sustainability as an opportunity for innovation, improved efficiency, and laying the foundations for sustained growth.

We look for ways to make our businesses more sustainable and to work with others who share our sustainability values. Our aim is to integrate economic, environmental and social sustainability into our business and management practices.