2018 Sustainability Report


Swire has been in business for over 200 years

From a modest Liverpool-based, import-export company established over 200 years ago in 1816, the Swire group has grown into a diversified global conglomerate. Our business has stood the test of time because we have always looked ahead and made the right decisions for the long term.

Headquartered in Hong Kong and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Swire Pacific Limited (SWRAY 00019 and SWRBY 00087) is a key part of the Swire group. Swire Pacific is one of the leading companies in Hong Kong, with five operating divisions: Property, Aviation, Beverages, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial. The Group’s operations are predominantly located in Greater China, where the name Swire or 太古 has been established for over 150 years.

When formulating strategy, we take a long-term perspective. This is reflected in the nature of our investments. We pride ourselves on being forward-looking and innovative, which has helped us grow and set benchmarks in the industries in which we operate.

Swire Pacific Group overview 2018

More information on the group structure and our economic performance can be found on this factsheet and in the 2018 Swire Pacific Annual Report.

* The revenue figures exclude the revenues of associates (for example Cathay Pacific Airways Limited and Hongkong United Dockyards Limited).

** Swire Beverages Limited changed its name in April 2019 to Swire Coca-Cola Limited.

The number of employees includes total permanent employees, and fixed term and temporary contract employees.