In keeping with our Building Homes with Heart philosophy, the Group incorporates sustainable practices in all management and operations to create a superior template for current and future generations to follow.
Sun Hung Kai Properties is fully committed to environmental protection by constantly managing and reducing the environmental impact of our operations. We provide guidance to our employees and other stakeholders to act in an environmentally responsible manner through reference to this Policy.
Green Building and Management
The Group was the first developer in Hong Kong to put green construction and management into practices. We aim for sustainable development in planning, design, materials sourcing and landscaping to save energy, reduce waste and create a better environment.
Many of our offices and residential developments have top Hong Kong Building Environmental Assessment Method (BEAM) or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rankings in recognition of our high standards for green buildings.
Green management initiatives are also applied through our property management subsidiaries. ISO 14001 Environmental Management System has been accredited across our property management portfolio and construction sites. They too help promote green awareness among residents, tenants and contractors and encourage everyone to adopt various green conservation measures.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management and Energy Saving
The Group pledges to minimize the carbon footprint of our buildings and operations. To this end, we have endorsed the Carbon Reduction Charter proposed by the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, and we are a Carbon Audit – Green Partner. We manage our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through disclosing our GHG emissions data in the Group’s sustainability report, conducting carbon audits and carrying out various programmes in support of GHG reduction.
We strive to reduce energy consumption and enhance building energy efficiency with the HEART approach (Hardware, Engagement, Adaption, Real-time data and Target). To contribute to energy reduction target set out in the Government’s Energy Saving Plan, we have been signatories of the Energy Saving Charter and 4Ts (Timeline, Targets, Together, Transparency) Charter jointly established by the Hong Kong Environmental Bureau and Electrical and Mechanical Service Department since 2017.