Against the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic, we strive to safeguard the health of our employees, customers and communities while providing quality products and services.
KDC always prioritises the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve. During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic, we have managed the challenges of pandemic by working as one team. We have adopted multiple measures to provide support to our colleagues, customers and the communities to safeguard against infection risks.
We believe that incorporation of the principle of sustainable development into operation is the key to long-term growth and creation of benefits to our stakeholders. The Board has overall responsibility for the oversight and decision making of KDC’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) matters. Under the leadership of the Board, relevant departments and business units play an important role to ensure the smooth adoption of ESG practice, from policy development to action plan implementation.
During 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 (the “Reporting Year”), while expanding all business segments, we are also actively identifying risks and opportunities in relation to sustainable development, as well as striving to enhance our performance in terms of the ESG. One of our properties, namely Upper East, in Hung Hom achieved several awards such as Energywi$e Certificate - Excellent Level, Wastewi$e Certificate - Good Level, Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence and Commendation Scheme on Source Separation of Domestic Waste - Certificate of Merit in the Reporting Year. In the middle of 2021, the Group formulated a set of environmental targets to showcase our commitments to protect environment. The Board will review progress made against the ESG-related goals and targets in the coming years. Together with the Group’s commitments, we believe we can continue to drive change and deliver a more sustainable future for our society and environment.
With our dedication to provide quality properties and services, Kowloon Development Engineering Limited has been awarded the ISO 9001:2015(QMS), ISO 14001:2015(EMS) and ISO 45001:2018(OHS) Integrated Management System Certification in 2021. To demonstrate our commitment to reduce the environmental impacts of our residential building and improve environmental quality and user satisfaction, our recent residential development project, namely Manor Hill, in Tseung Kwan O has achieved BEAM Plus New Buildings (V1.2) - Provisional Bronze rating.
Amid the challenges of pandemic, the Group has been standing with our stakeholders and supporting them. Moving forward, the Group will continue to carry on our values to the society meanwhile promoting the sustainable development of our operation and properties.
To ensure we have continuous improvement in the sustainable development, the Group will continue to set practical targets and review the actual progress regularly, and adjust our plan if necessary.