Hutchison Whampoa has roots dating back to the 1800s and is committed to the long-term sustainability of its global businesses and the local communities in which it does business. HWL has over 250,000 employees in over 50 countries around the globe, many of them, in addition to working diligently to deliver quality products and services to our customers, are also making substantial contributions to the community. In 2012, HWL garnered over 2,000 industry awards including Asia’s Best Conglomerate. To see the list of awards our companies have won over the past year, please visit our website: www.hutchison-whampoa.com. These awards recognise our effort to protect the environment, our contribution to medical care and cultural festivities and our overall corporate governance.
HWL’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) Committee, chaired by an Executive Director with representatives from key departments of the Company including Human Resources, Corporate Affairs, Information Services, Management Services and Legal, will continue its key focus areas in the coming year of environment, staff development and training, and community involvement. In the coming year, the Committee will conduct a series of campaigns to enhance the efficient use of energy and other resources through recycling and reduction in consumption. The Committee also hopes to bring colleagues across the Group closer together through friendly competitions. Last year’s initiatives of environmental awareness activities were well received and participated by employees at all levels across the Group. The ESG Committee will continue to formulate guidelines and spearhead initiatives that can be implemented on a company-wide level.