Sustainable Development Report 2021



We believe that when the world in which we operate thrives, so do we.

Swire has a longstanding commitment to sustainable development. We aim to create long term value for our shareholders. We recognise that our success in doing so is dependent on our people, the communities in which we operate and the natural environment.

A group level sustainable development strategy provides a framework that facilitates collaboration among our operating companies with a view to achieving common goals. It helps us to communicate more clearly what we stand for and what we do.

In 2020, we undertook a comprehensive internal review of our strategy, involving multiple departments and senior management. SwireTHRIVE was relaunched with five priority areas where, as a group, we aim to mitigate operational risk and build long term resilience for our businesses by improving standards and efficiency and by innovation. They are:

  • Climate – Decarbonise our business and build climate resilience
  • Waste – Turn today’s waste into tomorrow’s resource
  • Water – Use and manage water responsibly
  • People – Foster a corporate culture that is accessible, inclusive and safe
  • Communities – Position our community initiative as part of our core business value