Hang Lung Honored with Numerous ESG Awards – Highlighting Collaborative Efforts for Sustainable Growth and Community Wellbeing

Press Release | Dec 18, 2023

(Hong Kong, December 18, 2023) Hang Lung Properties (SEHK stock code: 00101) (“Hang Lung” or the “Company”) garnered over 35 prestigious ESG awards in 2023, earning widespread recognition across Hong Kong and mainland China. These accolades serve as a testament to the Company’s commitment to sustainable business growth while prioritizing the development and wellbeing of its employees and the communities it serves.   

 

Sustainable Practices 

Hang Lung’s dedication to sustainability has earned prestigious awards, including The Hong Kong Management Association Hong Kong Sustainability Award 2023 – Distinction Award (Large Organization Category) and the Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards (HERA) 2023 Grand Award for Excellence in Environmental Positive Impact. Hang Lung drives collaboration and innovative programs with the support of its tenants, suppliers, and customers, at both corporate and local levels, to advance sustainability goals and support government green policies. Notable achievements include: 

  • Being the first real estate company in Hong Kong and mainland China to receive approval from the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to drive emissions reduction investments and efforts across its operations. 
  • Joining hands with LVMH Group, Hang Lung to accelerate positive action for climate and sustainability in real estate and retail.   
  • Parc 66 in Jinan, following the success of Spring City 66 in Kunming, becoming 100% powered by renewable energy.

 

Inclusive Community & Employee Wellbeing  

Hang Lung has successfully implemented a wide range of community investment programs addressing women’s empowerment, youth development and elderly services through partnerships with tenants, business partners, and NGOs. These initiatives have received significant recognition, including the Bronze Award in the Corporate Social Responsibility Category at the 19th China Golden Awards for Excellence in Public Relations organized by the China International Public Relations Association (CIPRA), the Supporting Organization Award in the “Strive and Rise Programme” and the Corporate Social Responsibility Model Award at the 12th China Finance Summit. Notable initiatives include: 


  • The inaugural Hang Lung Future Women Leaders Program empowered over 180 female university students across the nation through leadership training and mentorship, enabling them to develop their personal and professional potential, and build confidence for growth. 
  • In support of the “Strive and Rise Programme” initiated by the HKSAR government, the Company organized job shadowing activities and sharing sessions for underprivileged students for upward mobility. 
  • Partnering with HKYWCA to improve the cognitive abilities of the elderly living with dementia and provide support for carers through the “Love·No·Limit” Dementia Friendly Program.  


Hang Lung has also gained significant recognition for its exceptional human resource management, including the Best Companies to Work For in Asia 2023 award from HR Asia, and the Grand Prize Award 2020-2022 by Hong Kong Employees Retraining Board, signifying Hang Lung’s unwavering commitment to fostering a diverse corporate culture and promoting employee wellbeing. 


Governance and Transparency  

Hang Lung’s Legal and Secretarial Team has been included in the 2023 GC Power List by The Legal 500, highlighting the Company's excellence in integrity and corporate governance. In addition, the Company’s 2022 Annual Report has received a total of 14 awards, earning recognition from highly respected awarding bodies, including the 2023 Hong Kong Management Association Best Annual Reports Awards – Excellence Report Award, and the Best Annual Report – Bronze Stevie Award (Publicly-held Corporations) at the 2023 International Business Awards. 


Details of the awards 

Sustainability Awards 

Organization 

Award 

The Hong Kong Management Association 

(HKMA) 

Hong Kong Sustainability Award 2023 – Distinction Award (Large Organization Category) 

2023 HKMA Best Annual Reports Awards – Excellence Award in Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting 

Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards (HERA) 2023 

Grand Award for Excellence in Environmental Positive Impact  

Commendation for Best ESG Report – Large Cap  

Commendation for Carbon Neutral Award  

Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency 

Green and Sustainability Contribution Awards 2023 – Gold Seal for Contribution to Sustainable Property / Facility – Promote Environmental Protection 

Yicai 

China Green Point – Sustainable Practice Case of the Year 2023 

China Green Point – Gravity Point – 10 Green Life Models in the Eyes of Consumers 

BRE China Awards 2023 

BREEAM & GRESB Joint Awards in the Category of ESG Leadership Awards  

BREEAM Commercial Award – Leadership 

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants 

Best Corporate Governance and ESG Awards 2023 – Special Mention in the Most Sustainable Companies or Organisations (MSCO) Award (Non-Hang Seng Index (Medium Market Capitalization) Category)  

Occupational Safety & Health Council 

22nd Hong Kong Occupational Safety & Health Award – OSH Report Award – Bronze award 

 

 

Community Investment Awards 

Organization 

Award 

China International Public Relations Association (CIPRA) 

The 19th China Golden Awards for Excellence in Public Relations – Bronze Award (Corporate Social Responsibility Category) 

Strive and Rise Programme 

Supporting Organisation Award 

The 12th China Finance Summit 

2023 Corporate Social Responsibility Model Award 

Hong Kong Council of Social Service 

The 13th consecutive year receives the Caring Company Logo 

Social Responsibility Conference 

2023 Top CSR Company 

 

 

HR Awards 

Organization 

Award 

HR Asia 

Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2023 

Employees Retraining Board 

Grand Prize Award 2020-2022 

JobsDB HK 

 

The Hong Kong HR Awards  Employer of the Year 

The Hong Kong HR Awards  Learning & Development Award 

 

 

Governance and Transparency Awards 

Organization 

Award 

The Legal 500 

2023 GC Power List 

The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) 

2023 HKMA Best Annual Reports Awards  Excellence Report Award 

2023 International Business Awards 

Best Annual Report – Bronze Stevie Award (Publicly-held Corporations) 

2023 Galaxy Awards 

Design: Annual Reports: Grand Award 

Design: Annual Reports: Traditional  Asia/Pacific – Gold 

Copywriting: Annual Reports – Overall – Silver 

IADA Award 2023

Integrated Presentation – Silver 

Cover Design  Honor 

2023 iNOVA Awards 

Online Annual Reports – Real Estate – Silver 

2023 ARC Awards  

Cover Photo/Design: Real Estate Development – Silver 

Interactive Annual Report: Real Estate Development – Honors 

LACP 2022 Vision Awards  

Gold Award 

Top 50 Chinese Reports 

Top 80 Reports in the Asia Pacific Region 

Technical Achievement Award 

 

Recognized at the Hong Kong Sustainability Award 2023 organized by the Hong Kong Management Association, Hang Lung secures the Distinction Award (Large Organization Category), reaffirming its commitment to driving sustainable business growth
Hang Lung receives the Grand Award for Excellence in Environmental Positive Impact, along with Commendations for Best ESG Report - Large Cap and Carbon Neutral Award at the Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards (HERA) 2023 
Hang Lung’s Future Women Leaders Program receives the Bronze Award (CSR) at the 19th China Golden Awards for Excellence in Public Relations organized by the China International Public Relations Association (CIPRA), in recognition of its dedication to nurturing the leadership skills of young female university students, fostering the diverse development of women in society and for careers, and enhancing social wellbeing 
Hang Lung has been named one of the Best Companies to Work For in Asia 2023 by HR Asia, for demonstrating excellence in human resource management and concrete employee engagement initiatives 
Hang Lung’s Legal and Secretarial Team has been included in the 2023 GC Power List by The Legal 500, highlighting the Company's excellence in integrity and corporate governance 

To explore the Company’s full list of achievements, please visit Awards & Recognition.  

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