MTR’s Social and Environmental Objectives
MTR is committed to embedding environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into our business and operations to create long term value for all of our stakeholders. MTR has set forth three priority areas, namely Social Inclusion, Advancement & Opportunities and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction, to advance our social and environmental objectives under a new corporate strategy, while supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
MTR aims to foster social inclusion, promote equality and make a positive impact on communities we serve. Our railway system and properties are accessible for all, including the elderly, those with disabilities, people travelling with infants or toddlers and anyone who might need barrier-free access along our network. We also aspire to create a diverse and inclusive work environment while actively promoting equal opportunities internally and externally.
Universal Basic Mobility
100% of our new stations will be accessible (including barrier free entrances, wide gates, accessible toilet and baby care room)
Diversity & Inclusion
25% of our Board of Directors will be women by 2025
HK$100 million will be spent on direct local community investment and donations from 2022 to 2025
Advancement & Opportunities
MTR aspires to create long-term shared value by connecting our communities and business partners with advancement opportunities. We are committed to upskilling our employees, enhancing the skills and innovative capacity of our future generations and fostering sustainable growth of local enterprises in cities where we operate.
At least 5 learning days will be provided to employees on average every year
HK$250 million will be spent on green procurement in 2025, rising to HK$350 million in 2030
Future Skills & Innovation
HK$300+ million will be invested in startups from 2022 to 2025
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
MTR offers a low-carbon solution connecting communities we serve. As an operator of a reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation system, we are playing our part in transiting Hong Kong to a carbon neutral city by 2050. Aside from implementing climate mitigation and adaptation measures, we will continue to incorporate green features and energy efficiency measures in the planning, design, construction and operation of our railway network and properties.
Set 2030 Science-based Targets for our railway and property businesses in Hong Kong
Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency
1 million kWh of renewable energy will be generated by 2023
25% of our shopping mall food & beverage tenants will join our food waste reduction programme in 2022
Green and Low-carbon Designs
100% future new stations & new residential development projects will attain BEAM Plus Gold or above certification
MTR's Social and Environmental Objectives