SHKP named Caring Company for the 18th consecutive 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 has been named a Caring Company for the 18th consecutive year, and 85 of its business units have earned the same recognition.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, SHKP has continued to care for and help the community, especially the underprivileged. In addition to providing subdivided unit households with rent subsidies to alleviate their financial burdens, SHKP donated about 320,000 surgical masks to the Hospital Authority and various social service organizations. To help shopping mall tenants affected by the pandemic, SHKP has provided rent reductions for several months in a row; the Group has also implemented a series of measures across its malls and offices to fight the pandemic.
Among the 85 SHKP business units named Caring Company, 51 were awarded the honour for the 10th or even 15th year with businesses ranging from shopping mall, property management to construction and hotel. 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.
Over the years, SHKP has committed to supporting the less fortunate and young people through various initiatives, including Sports for Charity, the Building Homes with Heart Caring Initiative, the Modern Apprenticeship Programme, the Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform, the INDEX co-working space, and SHKP-Kwoks' Foundation scholarships.
Early this year, the Group and the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council announced their cooperation in developing a large-scale transitional housing project, called United Court. Upon expected completion in early 2022, it will provide a comfortable home for 1,600 underprivileged families and ultimately benefit 5,000 families.
SHKP also encourages healthy and sustainable living, and exercise for good 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. To date, donations generated from these two events have supported more than 35 projects for children and youth development, benefitting over 100,000 people. Through the SHKP Reading Club, the Group promotes the joy of reading and holistic development among young people. An innovative online reading platform, Read For More, provides inspiring content to encourage the general public, especially young people, to enjoy reading and make it a habit. Also, the Read and Share programme is organized to provide a diverse range of activities for local primary and secondary schools to create a fun and joyful reading atmosphere.
The Caring Company Scheme, run by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, aims to connect the business sector, the public and the social service sector, inspire corporate social responsibility, and promote partnerships among business and social service partners.
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