(Hong Kong, 24 April 2023) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is delighted to release its latest 2021-2022 “Environmental, Social and Governance Report”, which centres on the theme of “Sustainability Never Stops”. The Report demonstrates HKPC’s relentless efforts in creating a green and smart city, serving the industry and society, and practising sustainability governance. HKPC is committed to promoting new industrialisation while simultaneously upholding sustainable development concepts, thereby benefitting the overall development of the society.
Dr Lawrence CHEUNG, Chief Innovation Officer of HKPC, said, “As a leading research institution, HKPC recognises the importance of sustainable development to society and the world and actively responds to global issues such as climate change. HKPC is dedicated to working collaboratively with the HKSAR Government and the industry to create a greener and livable smart city. In line with the HKSAR Government’s goal in achieving carbon neutrality before 2050, HKPC has set a target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, underscoring its determination to pursue sustainable development. To this end, HKPC is currently planning a low-carbon transformation roadmap and providing extensive support to the industry in various areas, including technology, talent training and funding applications. The report this year continues to adopt a forward-looking and rigorous reporting approach, outlining our sustainability achievements and progress.”
Key Highlights of HKPC’s 2021-2022 “Environmental, Social, and Governance Report”:
A Multi-pronged Approach to Promote Decarbonisation
As a key partner in the HKSAR Government’s Carbon Neutrality Partnership, HKPC is taking a pragmatic approach in formulating the relevant strategies and targets:
Nurturing Talent and Caring for Employees
HKPC is committed to providing training for employees, small and medium-sized enterprises, and students, including FutureSkills training courses, and Winter and Summer InnoTalent Programmes, etc. to help enhance their competitiveness, foster career development, and encourage team spirit and a balanced lifestyle. During the reporting period, our major initiatives and works included:
Practising Sustainability Governance
HKPC has incorporated sustainability into its corporate governance structure, rigorously following a standard of practice to achieve the set targets and indicators. In the reporting year, HKPC received the Directors of the Year Awards 2021 and Special Recognition of Excellence in Board Diversity, recognising HKPC’s commitment to continuous improvement in corporate governance. Key areas of focus include:
For detailed information on the various initiatives undertaken by HKPC towards sustainable development, please refer to the 2021-2022 “Environmental, Social and Governance Report” by clicking here.
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