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ISSUE 35
July 2019 Edition 2019年7月號

Going All Out to Help the Needy and Reduce Landfill
Waste through Food Recycling
全力回收剩食  為堆填區減壓  助有需要人士

Through its vast network of fresh market tenants and food donation partners, Link actively contributes to resource management in Hong Kong. Over four tonnes of edible and non-edible food materials are collected every day at its markets and shopping centres, alleviating the burden on landfills while providing food for the needy. A close look at Link's food waste reduction efforts sheds light on how a high social and environmental impact can be attained through strong partnerships and commitment.

Given that more than 60% of its retailers are in food-related trades, including fresh food vendors at its 53 fresh markets, Link is uniquely placed to contribute to food recycling in Hong Kong. With financial and logistical support through Link Together Initiatives, Link enables its NGO partner Food Angel to collect on average 1.7 tonnes of surplus food daily at 36 fresh markets, which is turned into hot meals and food packs for people in need. The NGO’s ongoing three-year surplus food collection programme aims to save 625 tonnes of food each year to benefit 1.9 million underprivileged people. In addition to Food Angel, four other NGOs are collecting surplus food from tenants at selected Link markets to help people in need.

Link’s food donation drive extends well beyond fresh markets. By sponsoring delivery trucks and allowing food collection boxes operated by Food Angel and St. James' Settlement to be placed at its shopping centres, Link facilitated the collection of 190 tonnes of raw and packaged food at its properties and other locations for distribution to those most in need last year.

Further demonstrating Link’s commitment to food recycling, 2.5 tonnes of food waste collected from tenants at 19 Link fresh markets are delivered daily to the Hong Kong government’s Organic Resources Recovery Centre Phase 1 (O.PARK1) for conversion into useful products and energy. To enable the smooth running of this green initiative, training on food waste separation and collection was provided to Link fresh market tenants and frontline staff.

Food recycling is a key part of Link’s sustainable strategy to manage resources and to benefit the community. As Link’s experience shows, a sharp focus on food recycling, complemented by strong partnerships with tenants, NGOs and the community, can go a long way towards promoting a circular economy, diverting waste from landfills and helping the underprivileged.


透過龐大街市商戶和惜食捐贈夥伴網絡,領展積極為香港的資源管理作出貢獻。旗下鮮活街市及商場每天收集重逾四噸的可供食用食材及廚餘,以緩減堆填區的負擔,同時為有需要人士提供食物。領展於回收剩食所做的工作,正好透視企業可對社區及環境發揮正面作用,建立强大的夥伴關係及堅定的承擔至關重要。

領展旗下逾六成零售商戶從事與飲食相關行業,當中包括於53個街市售賣食品的檔戶,在剩食回收方面擁有優勢。集團透過「愛‧匯聚計劃」為慈善機構惜食堂提供財政及後勤支援,推出為期三年的剩食收集計劃,並以每年回收625噸食物,令190萬人士受惠作為目標。該計劃推出以來平均每天於36個街市收集1.7噸可食用食材,再製成熱飯餐和食物包,贈送予長者及有需要人士。除了惜食堂,另有四個非政府組織在領展街市向商戶收集剩食,幫助有需要人士。

領展的惜食捐贈措施不僅限於鮮活街市,集團亦贊助購置運送食物的貨車,並於商場放置由惜食堂及聖雅各福群會營運的食品收集箱。有關措施去年於旗下商場及其他地點合共收集190噸食材及包裝食物,並送贈予有需要人士。

領展對廚餘回收亦不遺餘力,每天於旗下19個街市的商戶收集後運往政府有機資源回收中心第一期(O.PARK1)的廚餘達2.5噸,有關廚餘將轉化為有用的產品和能源。為讓該環保措施順利推展,領展安排街市商戶及前線員工接受培訓,加強他們對廚餘分類及收集的認識。

食物回收是領展可持續發展策略的重點之一,藉以管理資源並造福社區。領展的經驗印證,企業高度重視剩食回收,配合與業務夥伴、非政府組織及社區保持緊密協作,對幫助弱勢群體,為堆填區減壓,促進經濟循環甚有助益。

Going All Out to Help the Needy and Reduce Landfill Waste through Food Recycling
全力回收剩食  為堆填區減壓  助有需要人士
Sharing Fresh Market Management Experience with International Peers
與國際同業分享街市管理經驗
Sharing Fresh Market Management Experience with International Peers
與國際同業分享街市管理經驗 Sharing Fresh Market Management Experience with International Peers
與國際同業分享街市管理經驗

A delegation from Link, led by CEO George Hongchoy, participated in the 10th International Public Markets Conference hosted by the Mayor of London and Project for Public Spaces, sharing Link’s professional experience and insights in fresh market management. Focusing on how markets can enhance their ability to support local people, drive prosperity and improve the local communities in which they are based, the conference theme closely echoes the sustainability efforts of Link’s fresh markets.

由行政總裁王國龍率領的代表團,參加了由倫敦市長及公共空間大會主辦的「第十屆國際公眾街市會議」,分享領展於管理鮮活街市的專業經驗和見解。該會議就支持當地社群、促進社區興旺發展,以及在改善環境方面加強街市的角色,進行討論,這主題正好跟領展街市的可持續發展工作相呼應。

Leading the Way in
Sustainability
引領業界推動可持續發展

Corporate sustainability is about how business flourishes together with the community by drawing on and developing interlinked dependencies and networks, as well as anticipating and adapting to emerging challenges to ensure long-term business resilience.

Sustainability is embedded in Link’s strategy-setting. Highlighting Link’s commitment to sustainability at the board level, Chairman Nicholas Allen chairs the company’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, which brings external perspectives to Link’s broad spectrum of sustainability efforts through its diverse membership, including experts and professionals from academia, NGOs, tenants and the business community. The committee has played a key role in shaping corporate decision-making to ensure Link manages its business using a balanced approach that creates value for all stakeholder groups.

Turning sustainability ideas into actions requires the commitment of both internal and external stakeholders. The team led by Calvin Lee Kwan, General Manager - Corporate Development & Strategy, assists in setting strategy and priorities, secures staff alignment with these objectives, and coordinates internal and external efforts to achieve sustainability goals.

To maximise its impact, Link leverages its resources and strengths in supporting a wide range of community engagement initiatives, from reducing properties’ energy use to sponsoring community projects and building a more inclusive community.

By steering United Nations environmental programmes and leading the global real estate sector in green finance, Link contributes to and acts as a strong advocate for the development of sustainability practices internationally, bringing its efforts beyond the cities where it operates.

For its achievements in sustainable development, Link has been recognised internationally through its inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index.


企業可持續發展是指企業通過建立及發揮互連關係及網絡,並且前瞻及適應新挑戰,與社區共同發展,令業務長期保持抗逆力。

可持續發展為領展策略制定的一部分。公司的可持續發展諮詢委員會由董事會主席聶雅倫擔任主席,委員會成員來自學術界、非政府組織、商戶和商界的專家和專業人士,為公司提供外部意見以助推動可持續發展相關工作。委員會亦對公司決策起著重要作用,確保以平衡方針營運業務,為各方持份者創造價值。

可持續發展理念轉化為成果,有賴內部和外部持份者通力協助。由企業發展及策略總經理關凱臨領導的團隊,協助制定戰略及項目優次,確保全體員工朝著同一方向進發,並協調內外工作以達致可持續發展相關目標。

為加強集團工作的成效,領展更充分利用自身的強項及資源,支持廣泛惠及社區的項目,包括減排節能、贊助社區項目及建設共融社區等。透過協助推展聯合國旗下環境相關計劃,並支持綠色金融發展,領展積極倡議及推動國際業界實踐可持續發展,把其影響力擴展至業務所在地以外的地方。

領展於推動可持續發展的工作深獲國際認同,獲納入富時社會責任指數及道瓊斯可持續發展亞太指數。

Nick Allen, Chairman 
主席聶雅倫

Nick Allen, Chairman
主席聶雅倫

At Link we live by the mantra of ‘doing well by doing good’. We know that when we take care of those around us – our partners, unitholders, tenants and the community at large – our business will take care of itself.

我們以惠益社區作為營運之本,深信企業做到關顧各方持份者的需要,包括夥伴、基金單位持有人、商戶及社區,業務發展自能水到渠成。

Calvin Lee Kwan, 
General Manager - 
Corporate Development & 
Strategy
企業發展及策略總經理
關凱臨

Calvin Lee Kwan,
General Manager -
Corporate Development &
Strategy
企業發展及策略總經理
關凱臨

Sustainability is ingrained in all facets of our business, and guides everything we do. As a responsible corporate citizen, we will keep exploring new ways to extend our impact as a sustainable business and enhance the lives of those around us.

我們把可持續發展融入不同的業務範疇,成為業務日常營運的基礎。作為負責任的企業公民,我們將繼續探索新方法,擴大我們在可持續發展方面的影響力,提升社群生活質素。

Highlights of Link’s sustainability achievements:
領展可持續發展的重要成果:
Highlights of Link’s sustainability achievements
領展可持續發展的重要成果

Issued the world’s first green convertible bond in the real estate sector
發行全球房地產企業首批綠色可轉換債券

Acts as an industry voice for the Asia-Pacific region by steering the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s Property Working Group and its Investment Committee, and supporting the UN Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

領導聯合國環境規劃署金融倡議物業工作組,並支持推展氣候相關財務信息披露工作,為亞太區房地產業界發聲

Highlights of Link’s sustainability achievements
領展可持續發展的重要成果
Highlights of Link’s sustainability achievements
領展可持續發展的重要成果

Achieved a 29.5% cumulative reduction in energy use in Hong Kong on a like-for-like basis since 2010, edging closer to our stated target of 35% by 2020.

能源消耗自2010年起累計減少29.5%,推進於2020年節能幅度達35%的目標

Highlights of Link’s sustainability achievements
領展可持續發展的重要成果

Engaged our partners to explore ways to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics

與夥伴合作探索減少使用一次性塑膠產品

Committed donations of $61.4 million since 2013 through our Link Together Initiatives charity programme to benefit young people, seniors and the needy

由2013年至今,投入6,140萬元於「愛‧匯聚計劃」,以舉辦惠及年輕人、長者及有需要人士的慈善活動

Highlights of Link’s sustainability achievements
領展可持續發展的重要成果
Highlights of Link’s sustainability achievements
領展可持續發展的重要成果

Enhanced tenants' business knowledge and competitiveness through Link Tenant Academy

透過「領展商戶學堂」提高商戶的營商技巧及競爭力