“Our vision is to be the leading sustainable development performer in our industry globally by 2030,” said Elizabeth Kok, Director and Senior Advisor at Swire Properties.
She was speaking during a Chamber visit to Taikoo Place on 30 November, when members had the opportunity to tour the property to see how the company is putting its commitment to sustainable development into action.
Kok introduced Swire Properties’ vision, which is laid out in the company’s “Sustainable Development (SD) 2030” strategy.
“The rationale of our SD 2030 strategy can be summarized by the phrase ‘creative transformation,’” she said. “This implies not only Swire Properties’ creative mindset for sustainable development, but also underlines our determination to create long-term value by transforming properties into vibrant and sustainable communities.”
Kok added that engaging different stakeholders in the company’s SD 2030 strategy is important, as it enables the company to develop long-term relationships and improve its sustainable development performance. For example, Swire Properties offers free energy audits for its office tenants in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and has introduced a sustainable kitchen initiative with technical guidelines for its food and beverage tenants.
Members also visited The Loop and Blueprint, both at Taikoo Place, to see some examples of sustainability at work.
The Loop is an exhibition centre showcasing some of Swire Properties’ creative initiatives. These includes an eco-art installation that depicts a birds-eye view of Hong Kong using more 100 different types of office reinstatement debris collected from Taikoo Place, such as keyboards, computer memory chips and pieces of electrical wiring.
Blueprint is a smart co-working space with a layout designed to foster sustainable communities while catering to the evolving needs of start-ups.