At Hutchison Ports, policies and procedures are set in place to establish the rules of conduct within our organisation. Our policies play an important role in influencing systems development, organisational change, and individual behaviour to strive for excellence.
In particular, the policies on sustainability are here to assure that all aspects of our operation are managed sustainably and aligned globally, and cope with different laws and practices in countries and jurisdictions.
Hutchison Ports, its subsidiaries and controlled affiliates (collectively, the “Group”) strives to enhance long-term total return for the stakeholders. The Group is strongly committed not just to its shareholders, but also to a wide range of stakeholders including employees, customers, suppliers, banks and creditors, governments and regulators, non-government organisations and local communities. Taking a proactive approach to sustainability is not only a part of the heritage of the Group, inherent in the various strands of corporate strategy, but also become crucial to the business success of the Group. Sustainability is an integral element in maintaining the position of the Group as a responsible business that contributes positively to the development of the communities in which the Group operates.
The Group recognises the differences in social, economic and environmental needs in each individual market. This policy outlines the group-wide sustainability approach and priorities from the perspectives of the Group to implement sustainability practices across its operations. Business Unit (“BU”) is required to consider local sustainability initiatives and programmes based on local needs.
All Group companies should request those representing them, such as consultants, agents and independent contractors, to agree to follow the sustainability policy and practices of the Group.
The Group sees sustainability as commitments as well as opportunities. Sustainability practices are embedded across all operations of the Group, and form the basis upon which the Group manages its business, its people and all relevant external stakeholders. The Group tasks itself to deliver progress in the following areas:
TOP MANAGEMENT ENGAGEMENT & SUSTAINABILITY DISCLOSURE
The Group Sustainability Committee (“GSC”) and responsible functional heads regularly review the sustainability practices and performance and report to the Group Managing Director and the Hutchison Ports Executive Committee (“EXCO”). The sustainability performance of the Group is reported annually and included in the Hutchison Ports Sustainability Report.
Hutchison Ports, its subsidiaries and controlled affiliates (collectively, the “Group”) is conscious of the environmental impact associated with its operations. Being the World’s Leading Port Network operating through our unrivalled range of technical facilities, equipment and systems with accredited services to our customers, we are committed to protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development by managing its environmental footprint across its network of operating markets.
TO ACHIEVE THIS WE WILL
MANAGING DIRECT IMPACT
MANAGING INDIRECT IMPACT
TOP MANAGEMENT ENGAGEMENT
A Group Sustainability Committee (“GSC”) acting on behalf of the Group Managing Director and the Hutchison Ports Executive Committee (“EXCO”) is established to set policy, regularly review and authorize plans at the corporate level, and monitor the implementation of initiatives as well as constitute the highest level of management for environmental activities.