UN Sustainable Development Goals

As a responsible energy supplier, we support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so that we can help to overcome the global challenges we all face and achieve a better and more sustainable future.

Among these SDGs, we selected four that are most relevant to our operations and value chain and could make the greatest positive contribution. We also took into consideration any potential negative impacts on our operations, including our risks to people and the environment, and decided which of our products, services or investments would contribute most to the SDGs. In addition, we reviewed the impacts and contributions of all SDGs for our company at each stage of our value chain.

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Actions Taken/Achievement

  • 2.62 million customer accounts with drinking water up to national standard
  • 3rd reserve osmosis system at Tai Po Gas Production Plant completed and in operation and 120,498 m3 of water conserved through the reverse osmosis systems

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Actions Taken/Achievement

  • 1.96 million town gas customer accounts in Hong Kong
  • 35 million city-gas customer accounts in the Chinese mainland
  • More than 110 renewable energy projects planned and 32 zero-carbon smart industrial parks negotiated for development
  • Landfill gas accounts for approximately 1% of town gas fuel mix
  • Production of approximately 180,000 tonnes of hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) in 2021 and look forward to producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in the near future

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Actions Taken/Achievement

  • Uninterrupted gas supply 99.996%
  • Record low number of gas incidents achieved in 2021 and ↓10% in last five year (Hong Kong)
  • No major incidents and chemical leakages at our chemical plants (Chinese mainland)
  • >160,000 tonnes of organic waste was processed in our organic waste resource utilisation project in Suzhou, equivalent of reduction of 16,900 tCO2e
  • >1,600 tonnes used appliances collected for recycling

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Actions Taken/Achievement

  • Committed to become carbon neutral by 2050 through energy transition and innovation with two medium-term carbon reduction targets
  • Conducted physical risk assessments under various climate scenarios for the Group to align with the Recommendation of the TCFD
  • Carbon intensity in Hong Kong gas production ↓23% compare with the 2005 baseline
  • Partnerships with various stakeholder groups to promote environmental protection and sustainable development awareness