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Community

Introduction

Hong Kong’s communities are integral to our Vision to connect and grow communities with caring service. Working with the community also underpins one of the key objectives of our Mission to grow and enhance our core business in Hong Kong.

It is for these reasons that we put great emphasis on engaging with local communities who are directly impacted by our projects, and on supporting community investment programmes to improve quality of life in our city for all members of society.

Socially Sustainable Cities

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Social Sustainability for a city can be defined as “development which is compatible with the harmonious evolution of civil society, fostering an environment conducive to the compatible contribution of culturally and socially diverse groups while at the same time encouraging social integration with improvements in the quality of life of all segments of the population.”

Translating this concept into the context of our businesses means designing, building and delivering services to be people-oriented, safe, efficient, and conducive to a higher standard of living. Clearly, we cannot achieve social sustainability of our city in isolation; as a responsible and caring member of Hong Kong society, we work together with Government agencies and other organisations to address social, economic and environmental issues that are beyond our direct influence and control.

 

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This definition for socially sustainable cities comes from Towards Socially Sustainable Cities: Building a knowledge base for urban management in the twenty-first century, a study published in 2000 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in partnership with other organisations as part of its project on Management of Social Transformations (MOST).