Our Commitment to Sustainability
Our parent company, Swire Pacific, is committed as a corporate to sustainable development. It recently established and implemented a wide-ranging sustainability policy that covers environmental care, health and safety, employment, business partnerships and community engagement.
At Swire Resources, we strive to make sustainability a defining aspect of our business operations.
Swire Resources has made improving energy efficiency a priority and we are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to reduce energy consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2008, we have cut our energy use by 28% through behavioural changes, store and office retrofits as well as company-wide initiatives.
We maximise sustainability through our supply chain by working with suppliers and contractors which share the same commitment to sustainability as we do. Our Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets out the minimum standards we expect in our supply chain, is communicated to all suppliers and associates. It covers the areas of environmental practices, labour and human rights, health and safety as well as business integrity.
Our employees are offered a wide range of job-specific trainings, education and networking opportunities with the aim of helping them develop their professional careers. They are encouraged to take advantage of our recreational wellness programmes such as yoga, dance, arts and craft, Chinese calligraphy and more, conducted onsite regularly.
Our Community Engagement programme enables us to give back to the communities in which we operate. In addition to corporate giving initiatives, we encourage our employees to get involved in social services that are meaningful to them as well as to volunteer their time and talents with our non-profit partners.
Our Sustainability Report 2015 is available here.
Our Sustainability Report 2014 is available here.