Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection

Going Green for Sustainability

2018

KWIH Supports Global Goals Jam Hong Kong 2018

K. Wah International Holdings Ltd (“KWIH”) has been proactively promoting sustainable development and is honoured to become the supporting partner of the first edition of Global Goals Jam (GGJ). Led by the United Nations Development Programme, the Global Goals Jam is a two-day event consisting of short design sprints in 70 cities where designers, developers and jammers from the local community will work together in designing actionable interventions toward achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030. In this year’s GGJ, participants will have the opportunity to design and test solutions related to five main SDGs, including no poverty, good health and well-being, gender equality, affordable and clean energy, and sustainable cities and communities. 

GEG becomes first gaming operator to introduce electric buses in Macau

In support of the environmental policies of the Macau SAR Government and the global effort to protect the environment, as well as to help realize the vision of “Building a Low Carbon Macao, Creating Green Living Together” proposed in “Macao's Environmental Protection Conceptual Planning (2010-2020)”, GEG  introduced its first electric buses in late 2017. Recently, GEG’s electric buses are officially put into service carrying visitors on its Border Gate route after several months of performance assessment and trial operations. Compared with diesel-powered buses, GEG’s electric buses are propelled solely by electric motors, which are energy efficient and produce zero emissions with little noise. GEG plans to progressively increase the number of  its electric bus in order to further contribute to the improvement of roadside air quality for the community.

StarWorld Hotel Receives Latest ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certification

Through implementing a series of high-standard energy-saving measures at its facilities and offering conservation guidance to team members and guests, StarWorld Hotel, a member of GEG, has been awarded the ISO14001: 2015 Environmental Management System Certification, which recognizes GEG’s efforts in promoting environmental sustainability.

StarWorld Hotel has embedded environmental protection into its daily operations with multi-pronged conservation measures, including the upgrading of lighting systems and the installation of recycled cooling water systems, which saved 3.77 million kWh of electricity and over 110,000 liters of water in 2017. The hotel has also been working with its suppliers to use advanced food waste machine with biological degradation technology in order to process food waste into useful materials. Additionally, recycling bins are placed at sites across the property, and the hotel offers environmental training for team members and encourages guests to conserve resources.  As a responsible corporate citizen, GEG vows to continue its efforts by implementing new energy efficiency programmes to protect the environment.

GEG Wins Four Awards in Macau Energy Saving Contest
Continuously promotes sustainable development measures

GEG’s flagship property Broadway Macau™ participated for the first time in the Macau Energy Saving Contest, co-organized by the Office for the Development of the Energy Sector and Companhia de Electricidade de Macau, and won two of the highest recognitions namely the Hotel Group B Championship and the Energy Saving Concept Award. By adopting a series of energy-saving measures, include adopting a smart lighting system and temperature control system, optimizing central air conditioning system and refrigeration equipment etc., Broadway Macau was able to reduce energy consumption significantly. Car park smart lighting system, optimized central air conditioning system and high-efficiency kitchen refrigeration facility have reduced energy consumption by over 80%, 40% and 30% respectively.

StarWorld Hotel also won the Continuous Energy Saving Award and the Excellence Award for the fourth consecutive year, highlighting GEG’s outstanding performance on energy conservation and carbon reduction. With the aim to promote energy conservation and sustainable development proactively, GEG has also established an Environmental Committee and an Energy Management Committee to provide regular talks and training courses to promote energy conservation and environment protection to GEG team members.

KWCM fulfills corporate social responsibility and implements environmental initiatives

KWCM always takes environmental issues seriously and strives to contribute to environmental conservation. K. Wah Construction Materials (HK) Ltd. has participated in the Green Office and Eco-Healthy Workplace Awards Labeling Scheme organized by World Green Organization and sent representatives to attend trainings in responsible management education to understand sustainable development initiatives. Its headquarter was also awarded with the Wastewi$e Certificate of Hong Kong Green Organisation Certification by Environmental Campaign Committee as a recognition to the company’s effort in adopting green initiatives like waste reduction and recycling. KWP Quarry Co. Ltd. has also signed the Charter on External Lighting with Environmental Bureau and was awarded with the Platinum Award in recognition of abiding by the requirement to switch off external lighting installations from 11 pm to 7 am for decoration and promotion purposes and hence to reduce energy wastage and light nuisance, as well as provide residents a better living community.

KWIH supports “Walk for The Green Earth 2018”

KWIH sponsors the “Walk for The Green Earth 2018” to promote a non-wasteful green lifestyle. K. Wah colleagues and their associates also formed a corporate team to join this green walk. While enjoying the magic moment from daylight to sunset and the starry night sky, participants also got a chance to rethink about different environmental problems behind the city lights. Everyone managed to finish the night walk with cheers and was proud to render full support to this eco-friendly initiative!