For the Club, environmental sustainability is about much more than being a responsible corporate citizen. We act continuously for the betterment of our society.
By optimising our resource efficiency, we can improve our business performance and help keep the Club competitive and sustainable. By reducing our carbon footprint and minimising waste through reduction, reuse and recycling, we can set an example to the community at large, making full use of the Club’s many long-standing community partnerships to help create a greener, better Hong Kong for future generations.
Through investments in energy-efficient design and technology, and despite an expanding business, the Club has succeeded in reducing the carbon footprint of its Hong Kong operations over the last nine years. In 2018/19 this was 6.3% below the Club’s baseline year of 2009/10. Much more needs to be done, and the Club will continue to take every opportunity to decarbonise.
Over the past two years, the Club has also worked hard to reduce consumption and avoid waste. Many single-use plastics have been phased out, notably at racecourses and clubhouses, and measures have been put in place to reduce paper usage and food waste. Unavoidable food waste is now sent to the Government’s new organic waste treatment facility, the O·PARK1, for conversion into biogas and compost.
A major part of the Club’s support for sustainability is delivered through its Charities Trust. For example, in 2018 the Trust joined hands with The Chinese University of Hong Kong to co-host the Hong Kong chapter of the Sustainable Development Solution Network, which coordinates initiatives in support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
This report is prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: Core option. Reporting the Club’s performance and initiatives in the areas of environmental and resource management, it complements and should be read in conjunction with the Club’s Annual Report.
See also the Club's 2018/19 Annual Report