CK Hutchison’s commitment to sustainability in corporate governance was recognised in the Hong Kong Corporate Governance Excellence Awards 2020. Organised by The Chamber of Hong Kong Listed Companies, the Excellence in Sustainability award commends the Group’s comprehensive partnership with a wide range of stakeholders whose input was deliberated on at Board level, demonstrating the importance of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) engagement to investors and ESG ratings agencies. CKHH delivered extraordinary results while meeting the challenging complexity of governance across a conglomerate with over 300,000 employees in about 50 countries across the world.
Wind Tre and 3 Ireland were both winners of the Ookla Speedtest Award as the fastest operators in their respective countries. Wind Tre’s network was named the fastest in Italy in 2020, and 3 Ireland picked up the pace in the second half of the year to overtake competitors in its home country. Ookla, the Seattle company behind Speedtest, is the global leader in fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications, data and analysis.
Hutchison Ports HIT is being recognised for its efforts in Hong Kong. It is a signatory to the ‘Good Employer Charter 2020’ organised by the Labour Department of the HKSAR government, which noted HIT’s dedication to family-friendly employment measures. It has also received the ‘Partner Employer Award’ from the Hong Kong General Chamber of Small and Medium Business for its internship programme that helps minorities, students, retirees, people who have retrained, and the disabled to enter the workforce.
A new Group-wide deal with online video conferencing platform Zoom applies to all CKHH Group companies. The agreement delivers a 70% discount off usual rates, with the first year of the enhanced service being free. Users will benefit from superior support and access to new developments and enhancements. As a Group-wide offer, the Group Information Services Department can work with Group companies’ IT departments to answer queries or provide support.
The employees of Hutchison Ports Gdynia raised funds and donated Christmas gifts for children at the Amber Harbour Children’s Hospice in their hometown. Toys and clothes were given to help lift the spirits of families during their time of hardship. Nurses were not forgotten either, as much-needed hygiene products were donated to help them stay safe as COVID-19 makes their challenging jobs even more difficult.
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.
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.