Electricity and utility companies can have enormous impact on surrounding communities through their acquisition and development of large land tracts for power plants and pipelines as well as their use of water resources. Through effective community engagement, we can manage our socio-environmental impact responsibly and positively influence the communities we serve.
We are committed to respecting the rights of communities and contributing towards their economic and social progress by interfacing with a range of stakeholders on a regular basis. From development through operations, we engage local communities to share information and ensure our projects have a positive impact on the community.
We take community concerns about our activities seriously. To better respond to the demands of the communities we serve, we regularly engage with stakeholders to listen to their needs and gain an insight into areas of concern. Our integrated approach ensures that we can identify and address specific issues and always take into consideration the diversity of economic, social and cultural situations in which we operate.
The Group also supports the economic and social growth of the local communities in which it operates, in accordance with the specific commitments specified in the Sustainability Policy. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service awarded the 15 Years Plus Caring Company Logo to the Group, in recognition of our commitment in caring for the community, employees and the environment over the past years.
Each of our businesses supported their local communities in the 2020, particularly towards fighting the pandemic.
Encouraging Employee Volunteering
The Group encourages its employees to play a positive and active role in the communities where they live and work and encourages staff members to join voluntary programmes and participate in voluntary community work.
To encourage employees to participate in community projects, some of our investments offer one or two paid days every year for volunteer work, and provides matching funds for approved charities and donation programmes.