This year we are reporting in two different but complementary ways to provide information to our stakeholders:
- A printed report. We believe in the power of storytelling. Our printed report features stories from our stakeholders in Hong Kong to demonstrate our approach to corporate responsibility and to illustrate how it impacts them. To accompany each story, we provide performance highlights for relevant sustainability topics. Please refer to the printed report if you are looking for an overview of our activities in 2014.
- A report website. Full details about our management approaches, programmes and key performance indicators (KPIs) across a wide range of issues relating to corporate responsibility are organised and presented on this dedicated microsite. You can navigate around the site to learn more about any sustainability topic that is covered in our printed report. Additional topics, such as highlights from our subsidiaries outside of Hong Kong and information about our business plans for the future, are also available here.
Legacy of Sustainability Reporting
In 2001, we were one of the pioneers of sustainability reporting in Hong Kong when we published our first report on environmental issues. Since then, we have published a sustainability report each year in print and online versions and have broadened its scope to supplement our Annual Report with information about social and governance as well as environmental issues.
A Fresh Approach
Recognising that our stakeholders’ preferences and expectations with respect to sustainability reporting are constantly evolving, this year we have made some changes to our approach. For example, in addition to introducing stories about our stakeholders, we have improved the layout of information in this report and highlighted inter-connections between different sustainability topics with hyperlinks.
External Review Panel
This year, for the first time, we convened an External Review Panel to provide independent advice on our plans for sustainability reporting and feedback on a draft of the report. The panel was comprised of eight members, all based in Hong Kong, with extensive experience in different aspects of sustainability reporting. We are grateful for the comments received, all of which have been carefully considered during preparation of the final report.