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Everybody say LOVE – 180 years of it!

A.S. Watson Group marked its 180th birthday by celebrating with a 5G-powered virtual cocktail event attended by hundreds of business and charity partners from around the world. From its humble beginnings as a dispensary offering free medicine to the needy, to what is now the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer with 16,000 offline and online stores worldwide, it has been a remarkable journey during which the company has given back during the tough times.

A nod to sustainable promises

CK Hutchison published its first stand-alone Sustainability Report in 2020. The Group’s commitment to sustainable practices and increased disclosures have received positive feedback from investors and environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating agencies.

Hutchison Ports Yantian breaks world record previously held by ... Yantian!

Breaking records is nothing new for Hutchison Ports Yantian, which once again broke a world record in September for its monthly throughput of over 1.46 million TEU. This breakthrough makes it the current highest total for a single terminal run by a port operator. Only one month ago, it broke the world record of 1.42 million TEU.

Mega vessel to take on mega work

Hutchison Ports HIT welcomed the world’s largest container vessel to its berths. The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art technology and systems which allow it to function with reduced sulphur emissions and a lower impact on the environment. No one will look at the HMM GDANSK and think, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

An Eye for Design

CKHH’s commitment to excellence earned two accolades for its 2019 annual report. The first was the Honour Award at the ARC Awards, which recognises remarkable writing and design in annual reports. The second was the Hong Kong Management Association’s Best Annual Reports Award (Citation for Design), which honours the Group for its stellar presentation of core business segments.

UK networks lauded for latest projects

Two UK-based gas and power companies have been recognised for their ambitious work, receiving prestigious awards for their latest endeavours. Northern Gas Networks’ H21 hydrogen project was awarded the 2020 Pipeline Industries Guild Award for the best onshore pipeline concept. And UK Power Networks was named ‘Network of the Year’, taking the top prize at the annual Network Awards.

Love Can Help – The Love Keeps Coming

Love Can Help Phase II brings the total support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation for medical surgeries and welfare organisations that look after Hong Kong's most vulnerable persons to over HK$200 million. Highly complex medical treatment procedures and hands-on caring are both vital for keeping Hong Kong healthy.

Ton Pentre’s Darren helps British Army’s COVID-19 operation

A Wales & West Utilities Army reservist made the switch from his job as team leader in the gas emergency and pipeline service to assist with the British Army’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He admits that retraining to work in the fight against coronavirus “was a bit of a culture shock”, but his work helped keep front-line medical professionals and the community protected from COVID-19.

Gas network to flow to hospital

Wales & West Utilities (WWU) brings mains gas to the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in Exeter. Building new infrastructure is normally a long, drawn-out affair, but the COVID-19 field hospital couldn’t wait. Connecting this high gas-usage facility was urgent and WWU delivered.

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Ireland’s 5G transformation

3 Ireland users can now access 5G on what is the country’s largest 5G network, following its September launch. Coverage is currently available in certain areas of every county – via 315 sites – and this will continue to grow with 500 more sites going live this year.

news bites

Everybody say LOVE – 180 years of it!

A.S. Watson Group marked its 180th birthday by celebrating with a 5G-powered virtual cocktail event attended by hundreds of business and charity partners from around the world. From its humble beginnings as a dispensary offering free medicine to the needy, to what is now the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer with 16,000 offline and online stores worldwide, it has been a remarkable journey during which the company has given back during the tough times.

A nod to sustainable promises

CK Hutchison published its first stand-alone Sustainability Report in 2020. The Group’s commitment to sustainable practices and increased disclosures have received positive feedback from investors and environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating agencies.

Hutchison Ports Yantian breaks world record previously held by ... Yantian!

Breaking records is nothing new for Hutchison Ports Yantian, which once again broke a world record in September for its monthly throughput of over 1.46 million TEU. This breakthrough makes it the current highest total for a single terminal run by a port operator. Only one month ago, it broke the world record of 1.42 million TEU.

Mega vessel to take on mega work

Hutchison Ports HIT welcomed the world’s largest container vessel to its berths. The ship is fitted with state-of-the-art technology and systems which allow it to function with reduced sulphur emissions and a lower impact on the environment. No one will look at the HMM GDANSK and think, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

An Eye for Design

CKHH’s commitment to excellence earned two accolades for its 2019 annual report. The first was the Honour Award at the ARC Awards, which recognises remarkable writing and design in annual reports. The second was the Hong Kong Management Association’s Best Annual Reports Award (Citation for Design), which honours the Group for its stellar presentation of core business segments.

UK networks lauded for latest projects

Two UK-based gas and power companies have been recognised for their ambitious work, receiving prestigious awards for their latest endeavours. Northern Gas Networks’ H21 hydrogen project was awarded the 2020 Pipeline Industries Guild Award for the best onshore pipeline concept. And UK Power Networks was named ‘Network of the Year’, taking the top prize at the annual Network Awards.

Love Can Help – The Love Keeps Coming

Love Can Help Phase II brings the total support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation for medical surgeries and welfare organisations that look after Hong Kong's most vulnerable persons to over HK$200 million. Highly complex medical treatment procedures and hands-on caring are both vital for keeping Hong Kong healthy.

Ton Pentre’s Darren helps British Army’s COVID-19 operation

A Wales & West Utilities Army reservist made the switch from his job as team leader in the gas emergency and pipeline service to assist with the British Army’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He admits that retraining to work in the fight against coronavirus “was a bit of a culture shock”, but his work helped keep front-line medical professionals and the community protected from COVID-19.

Gas network to flow to hospital

Wales & West Utilities (WWU) brings mains gas to the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in Exeter. Building new infrastructure is normally a long, drawn-out affair, but the COVID-19 field hospital couldn’t wait. Connecting this high gas-usage facility was urgent and WWU delivered.