SHKP named BCI Asia top ten Hong Kong developer for the ninth straight year
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) was named one of the top ten developers in Hong Kong by BCI Asia for the ninth year running. This is the latest recognition of SHKP's leading position in the industry, earned through quality developments with premium design and construction that meet the needs of both customers and the community at large all in the spirit of Building Homes with Heart.
SHKP vertically integrates the overall development process with internal teams from planning, design and sourcing all the way to construction, landscaping and property management in order to maintain strict quality control. SHKP was the first local developer with the confidence in its product quality to offer a three-year warranty on new Hong Kong residential units, showing its unwavering commitment to buyers. In recent years, the Group has also been constantly introducing new technologies as well as incorporating sustainability and green considerations into its projects. For example, the development of a 500,000 square-foot wetland conservation area at PARK YOHO, called Fairyland, was a rarity in Hong Kong. This particular development earned SHKP a Certificate of Merit at the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP) Awards 2018, a clear testament to the significance of achieving a harmonious co-existence between environmental conservation and urban development. SHKP hopes that this successful project will serve as a best practice example of how to strike a harmonious balance between project development and wetland conservation.
The annual BCI Asia Top Ten Awards recognize the best developers and architectural firms in seven Asian jurisdictions including Hong Kong and Singapore. Candidates are judged on criteria such as aggregate value and green ratings of projects under development during the past year. The awards are meant to endorse and promote excellence in construction and sustainability throughout the industry.
SHKP Named Caring Company for 17th Straight Year
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) has long put its Building Homes with Heart belief into practice by proactively contributing to the community. The Group was named a Caring Company for the 17th consecutive year, and 83 of its business units earned the same recognition. A total of 47 SHKP business units, involved in shopping malls, property management, construction and hotels, were awarded the honour for the 10th or even 15th year, demonstrating the Group's dedication to the community, by helping the underprivileged and building a sense of corporate social responsibility for community development.
Over the years, SHKP has been committed to supporting the less fortunate and young people through various initiatives, including the Building Homes with Heart Caring Initiative, the Social Inclusion for the Underprivileged initiative, the Modern Apprenticeship Programme, the Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform, the INDEX co-working space, and SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation scholarships. To help people with different needs and build a more caring and harmonious community, the Group also donated a site to the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council for the construction of its integrated service complex.
SHKP also encourages healthy, sustainable living and sports-for-charity by staging the annual SHKP Vertical Run for Charity, as well as being the title and charity sponsor of the Sun Hung Kai Properties Hong Kong Cyclothon for four years running. To date, donations generated from these two events have supported more than 20 projects for children and youth development, benefitting over 10,000 people. Through the SHKP Reading Club, the Group promotes the joy of reading and holistic development by regularly organizing a diverse range of activities to create a fun and joyful reading atmosphere, and running the Read and Share programme in local primary and secondary schools. To further develop good reading habits among the general public, especially the younger generation, a brand new online reading platform called Read For More was launched this year, focusing on producing content that appeals to young people.
The Caring Company Scheme aims to create a strong sense of corporate social responsibility by boosting business connections, as well as collaboration with the public and the social services sector. In the future, the Group will continue to leverage its expertise and resources as a responsible corporate citizen while Building Homes with Heart and creating long-term value for society.
SHKP’s green management achievements recognized once again at the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited’s (SHKP) subsidiaries Kai Shing Management Services Limited (Kai Shing) and Hong Yip Service Company Limited (Hong Yip) received 14 honours at the 2018 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence, with Kai Shing’s managed property The Leighton Hill taking home gold. The awards are a clear testament to both companies’ exceptional performance in green management.
Gold award winner in the Property Management (Residential) category – The Leighton Hill
Kai Shing has won 12 gold awards in 11 years since the establishment of the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence. This year, the gold award in the Property Management (Residential) category went to The Leighton Hill, a development managed by Kai Shing’s sister company Supreme Management Services Limited (Supreme).
Supreme brings green living to residents through excellent green management services. For example, The Leighton Hill provides residents with small bins to collect household food waste, and offers free energy and waste inspections along with advice on energy saving and waste reduction. The development also works with green groups to conduct household food audits and has drawn up checklists to educate residents on how to reduce and handle food waste.
At The Leighton Hill, a variety of activities is also organized to raise the environmental awareness of residents. They include an Eco-School, ecology talks, a rewards scheme, and guided tours to the ecological gallery of The Leighton Hill’s podium garden for residents and visitors to learn more about the green measures and facilities there.
Silver award winner in the Property Management (Commercial & Industrial) category – Tsuen Wan Plaza
Tsuen Wan Plaza, managed by Hong Yip, received the silver award in the Property Management (Commercial & Industrial) category. Through innovative solutions, Hong Yip has integrated the Internet of Things into its facility management system. This has made the system more automated and intelligent. It is able to respond to environmental changes in real time, making savings in electricity and manpower.
Tsuen Wan Plaza has also made continuous efforts in waste reduction and recycling. Different initiatives and programmes are organized, including a children programme “Little Green Gurus”, reuse of hoardings, a district-based polyfoam recycling scheme, and green contractor elections. Through joining forces with contractors, shopping mall customers, tenants and other stakeholders, Tsuen Wan Plaza helps promote environmental protection to the community.
Leading large-scale environmental awards
The Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence, organized by the Environmental Campaign Committee, the Environmental Protection Department and nine other organizations, is an annual event which aims to encourage and evaluate organizations on how they implement environmental management, and recognize those achieving performance excellence.
SHKP developments winning the 2018 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence:
|Award||Commercial & Industrial||Residential|
|Gold Award||/||The Leighton Hill|
|Silver Award||Tsuen Wan Plaza （Shopping Arcade）||/|
|Bronze Award||Uptown Plaza (Shopping Arcade)||Metropolis Plaza (Residential)|
|Certificate of Merit||Mikiki||Wonderland Villas|
|New Tech Plaza||Mount Haven|
|New Town Plaza III and New Town Tower||YOHO Midtown|
|Tai Po Mega Mall||Aria|
|V city||Manhattan Hill|