SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation sponsors the Rural Doctor Training Programme in Nanjiang county in Bazhong, Sichuan
The SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation endeavours to help the underprivileged and give back to society. To support the country’s poverty alleviation measures, it donated RMB1.5 million to the Hong Kong Poverty Alleviation Association earlier for the Rural Doctor Training Programme in Nanjiang county, in Bazhong, Sichuan, to improve local medical services. The training programme was recently completed with great success.
The aim of the training programme was to enhance the capabilities of rural doctors in Nanjiang county so that local residents can enjoy quality medical services. The training programme, organized by the Nanjiang County Health Bureau, provided five terms of training courses from 2018 to 2020 for about 500 rural doctors in the county. The courses covered both theoretical knowledge and practical trainings, including basic medical knowledge, basic public health knowledge, treatment of common diseases in rural villages, first-aid knowledge and the country’s poverty alleviation measures in the healthcare sector. Rural doctors who passed the programme's assessment would be qualified for the village's healthcare service.
SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok was pleased that the programme was well-received and that the training programme helped improve health and medical services in Nanjiang county, Bazhong, which was once a key poverty alleviation area of the country, and provide timely diagnostic services for local residents. She hoped the trained rural doctors would put their knowledge into practice to maximize the benefits of the programme and contribute to the country.
Since its establishment nearly two decades ago, the SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation has set up and sponsored more than 70 charity projects, benefitting over 60,000 people from over 25 provinces and cities across the country.
Sun Hung Kai Properties reaffirms commitment to sustainability in latest report
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited (SHKP) published its 2019/20 Sustainability Report today, detailing the Group’s enhanced sustainability strategy framework and its latest work in strengthening its environmental, social and economic resilience for the 2019/20 financial year.
Guided by its belief in Building Homes with Heart, the Group reviewed its sustainability approach and sharpened the focus and commitment of its sustainability strategy framework. The Group believes this will better consolidate its efforts to contribute to the broad United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and address stakeholder expectations.
“With a solid foundation built over the past years, we strive to improve further the Group’s sustainability performance and pursue long-term value. We continue to demonstrate resilience in meeting future challenges and uncertainties,” said SHKP’s Sustainability Steering Committee.
The five priority pillars of the Group’s sustainability strategy – the Environment, People, Customers, Supply Chain and Community – are central to the Group’s sustainability work. They describe the Group’s commitment and approach, and represent the key areas that the Group will focus on going forward.
The full report is now available at https://www.shkp.com/Html/CSR/SHKP_SR_2020_EN.pdf.
SHKP’s major work and achievements in the 2019/20 financial year are as follows:
- Accomplished the Group’s five-year energy reduction target and set a new 10-year target for its managed properties
- Updated the Group’s Environmental Policy with an enhanced commitment to reflect its overarching approach in addressing environmental challenges
- Two of the Group’s subsidiaries completed the migration to the latest and more stringent ISO 45001 Occupational Safety and Health Management System
- Upgraded the Group’s digital learning platforms to enhance employee-training capacity
- The Group’s loyalty programme, the SHKP Club, has more than 420,000 members, expanding the Group’s engagement with customers
- Improved hygiene standards and utilized technologies to safeguard the health and safety of customers and other property users
- Introduced smart living concepts through the use of home automation systems and mobile applications in the Group’s latest residential developments
- 98% of suppliers were locally based to support the local economy
- A below industry average accident rate for the Group’s contractors at construction sites
- Launched a transitional social housing project, United Court, to help ease the local housing shortage for underprivileged families
- 2,800 registered volunteers of the SHKP Volunteer Team continued to help the community and have together contributed over 100,000 service hours to date
The Group’s sustainability work has once again received notable recognition in sustainability-related indices. SHKP has remained a constituent member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Global Index series of London. The Group also ranked sixth in the Hong Kong Business Sustainability Index (HKBSI) and fourth in the Greater Bay Area Business Sustainability Index (GBABSI).
SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation sponsors solar-powered street lights in poor villages in Dingxi, Gansu, for a bright anti-poverty road
The SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation has once again worked with the local government of Dingxi, Gansu, an extreme poverty area in the country, after the successful completion of piping in drinking water for local farming families. The SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation has provided funding of RMB300,000 to install solar-powered street lights in several villages, benefitting 700 local families and their future generations, allowing residents to go out safely at night.
The Nagu, Liujiahe and Chatao villages are at 2,300 –2,700 metres above sea level, located in Puma township in Min county, one of the national-level poverty-stricken counties. Before the solar-powered street lights were installed, the local residents would get hurt easily if they went out after sunset without bringing any fire torches or flashlights. It was also risky for primary school students to go to school in the dark at winter dawns.
The solar-powered street light installation work was completed recently. SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation Executive Director Amy Kwok said she was pleased that the project had a positive impact on people’s livelihood in Gansu. Over the years, the SHKP-Kwoks’ Foundation is committed to alleviating poverty in Gansu by developing different projects, which have achieved successful results, including English lessons for the officials, secondary school scholarship programmes, piping in drinking water, and the recent solar-powered street light installation.
The Head of the Women’s Commission of the Chatao village said that the lights made it convenient for residents to go out at night and enhanced the living conditions of the village. The widely acclaimed ‘Light Movement’ has motivated other poor neighbouring rural villages to install street lights and fight against poverty.
Since its establishment nearly two decades ago, the SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation has created and sponsored more than 70 projects, benefitting over 60,000 people from over 25 provinces and cities across the country.