2018 Sustainability Report

our report

Why reporting matters

Our sustainability reporting sets out our approach to sustainability, ethics and good governance. Our approach is integral to fulfilling our commitment to an open and honest dialogue with our stakeholders. We believe our approach builds resilience and creates value for all our stakeholders.

This is our 12th annual sustainability report. It has been prepared as an interactive website and is available in English and Traditional Chinese. It has been prepared with reference to the Core level of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the comply or explain provisions and recommended disclosures in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting Guide (ESG Guide) of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx).

This report relates to our sustainability performance during the year ending 31 December 2018. It covers SwireTHRIVE (our group environmental sustainability strategy), progress towards our 2020 goals, and other material topics identified through our materiality assessments and relevant financial and operational performance. It describes Swire Pacific’s corporate governance relevant to sustainability and how we integrate sustainability into identifying and managing risks and opportunities. A GRI Standards and HKEx content index is available at the end of the report. This report follows our previous report, published in July 2018.

On our annual report

Our 2018 Annual Report details our financial and operational performance, and our corporate governance.

We respond to enquiries from investors and provide information to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), FTSE4Good, MSCI and organisations which assess the economic, environmental and social performance of companies. They help us to identify the specific issues most relevant to the industries in which we operate.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

In 2018, Swire Pacific was included in the DJSI Asia Pacific Index. Swire Pacific has been included in DJSI indices since 2001.



In December 2018, Swire Pacific was listed as a constituent stock in the FTSE4Good Index Series (FTSE4Good) for the first time.

Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index

Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index

In 2018, Swire Pacific received a AA rating from the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index. Swire Pacific is included in the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability and Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Indices.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)


Swire Pacific supports the CDP as a respondent. Swire Pacific has responded to CDP since 2007. In 2018, we achieved a C rating.

MSCI Constituent MSCI Global SRI Indexes

MSCI Constituent MSCI Global SRI Indexes

In 2018, Swire Pacific received a AAA rating from MSCI ESG Research, making us one of the top performers in our sector.

The sustainable development office team

From left: Mark Harper, Haily Chan, Dr. Mark Watson, Amy Hung, Lara Tyrrell, Joey Lau