HSBC Living Business

Sustainability Practices

Green achievement

Best practices

  • Demonstrate commitments on environmental protection by establishing environmental policy, formulating and organising a variety of green measures for its staff members, business partners and other stakeholders for enhancing their environmental performances.

Common approach

  • Allocate resources for the organising of environmental programmes (including but not limited to enhancement of office equipment to reduce carbon footprint, provision of environmental trainings, implementation of waste reduction measures, and prevention of pollution).
  • Support environmental activities and encouraged staff members and external stakeholders to participate.

Trends

  • Clearly define their objectives and targets on energy reduction, resource consumption and waste reduction so as to enhance their environmental performance on a basis on continual improvement.
  • Influence its upstream and/or downstream supply chain partners for going green through contractual requirements.
  • Trade-specific environmental initiatives were observed, e.g. food waste management for restaurant/catering industry; energy audit for property management; and green product design for manufacturing sector.

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Community engagement

Best practices

  • Put their practices into their policies or having more systematic approach on planning, organizing, executing and measuring results of community programmes become more outstanding
  • Empower designated team/ person to organize community partnership projects for the company with the full commitment from management.

Common approach

  • Participate in voluntary services with incentives and facilitation to encourage employees to participate in voluntary services
  • Support non-profit organisations through providing both charitable donations and volunteers

Trends

  • Co-organise community partnership projects with non-profit organisations, "Co-organise" here means actively involve in planning, designing, organisating and implementing the partnership projects
  • Skill-base volunteering becomes popular. SMEs start to provide volunteering support to non-profit organisations by using their business expertise
  • Start to out-source their part of the jobs to the disadvantaged and use the products or services provided by social enterprises or non-profit organisations

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Caring for people

Best practices

  • Allocate remarkable resources to formulate a friendly and safe workplace and provide different kinds of welfare/ benefits (including training) to their employees, as the most important asset of the company.
  • Develop a systematic staff performance appraisal process on a fair, two-way and transparent basis.

Common approach

  • Formulate annual staff training plan and encouraged employees to attend different kinds of training for personal career development.
  • Establish two-way communication channels for the top management and staff members to express their views so as to facilitate mutual understanding and foster a harmonic working atmosphere.
  • Organise regular activities for staff members to take part as a means for maintaining work-life balance and implementing family-friendly practices.

Trends

  • Invite employees' family members and business partners to participate staff activities to illustrate family-friendliness and people-caring initiatives.
  • Develop award schemes to reward staff members with good performance and attitude.
  • Provide training and working opportunities to under-privileged and disadvantaged groups.

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For enquiries

Please contact Business Environment Council:

+852 2784 3948

For enquiries

Please contact Business Environment Council:

+852 2784 3948

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