Priscilla Li, General Manager, Taikoo Place, Swire Properties
“We recognise that the places we create and maintain have significant impact on society, so we’ve developed our Sustainable Development (SD) Vision
– to become the leading sustainable development (SD) performer in our industry globally by 2030, and our SD 2030 Strategy – to facilitate the integration of SD practices into every facet of our business. Our placemaking and placekeeping efforts have helped us achieve leadership positions in many acclaimed SD-related indices
on the global stage. Last year, Swire Properties also became the first real estate company in Hong Kong and Mainland China to have our long-term carbon reduction targets validated and approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
When it comes to responsible development, we focus on both the hardware and software of a community. Here at Taikoo Place, apart from optimising building performance, we also engage our tenants to minimise environmental footprints. For instance, we facilitate the collection of over 20 types of recyclables, including food waste and coffee grounds. Last September, we installed a smart beverage bottle deposit machine at The Loop
, our sustainability exhibition centre at Devon House, and have since collected over 145,000 bottles for recycling. We are also working closely with tenants to reduce electricity use and water consumption through free energy audits and a new pilot scheme to help them install water flow restrictors and submeters.