We are committed to sustainable development to steer operational excellence, better utilise resources, and ensure business growth.
Sustainable Development Strategy
Aiming to reduce the impacts of our business on the environment and support our people and the local community, we have embedded sustainable development principles and practices into all aspects of business.
We fully support the Swire Pacific sustainable development targets:
50% reduction in direct carbon emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 2030, compared to 2018
Achieve net zero emissions by 2050
65% of waste will be diverted from landfill by 2030
Zero waste to landfill by 2050
30% reduction in water withdrawal by 2030, compared to 2018
Achieve water neutrality by 2050
Progress & performance
We have implemented a range of measures across our operations over the years, aiming to enhance energy efficiency and reduce emissions. Emissions from CPCS vehicles are contributing to our carbon emissions. To minimise vehicle emissions, we are progressively replacing our old vehicles with cleaner models or electric vehicles.
Through collaboration and innovation, we have reduced waste from food production as well as inflight waste. Efforts have been made to minimise waste generation in the procurement, production and operational planning processes. We reuse and recycle materials and at the same time raise stakeholders’ awareness of waste management. For example, we recycle food waste and send it to the O∙PARK1 resource recovery facility.
To reduce water wastage and its impact on the environment, we have boosted our water use efficiency and increased recycling of used water. For example, we collect waste water and transfer it to the flushing system to maximise the use of water resources.
Key Sustainability Achievements
We have been collaborating with local non-profit organisations and social enterprises, such as Food Angel and Feeding Hong Kong, which provide food to Hong Kong charities for distribution to people in need.
Sustainable Craft Beer
With sustainability as a core business strategy, we have been striving to improve our operational efficiency and reduce catering waste. In 2021, we adopted the circular economy concept and launched VHHX beer, which transformed unusable surplus bread into craft beer.
We strive to increase the proportion of sustainable products in our portfolio and encourage our supply chain to become more sustainable. Where possible, we avoid unsustainable food items and advocate sustainable consumption practices to our customers.