Environmental Protection

Environmental Protection

Going Green for Sustainability

2015

K. Wah sponsors CUHK’s “Pearl River Estuary Challenge – Hong Kong Macau Rowing Expedition”

K. Wah Group, with commitment to environmental protection, sponsored the inaugural “Pearl River Estuary Challenge - Hong Kong Macau Rowing Expedition” organized by CUHK Rowing Team Alumni Association. The expedition aimed to raise HK$100,000 for World Wide Fund-Hong Kong’s marine and Chinese White Dolphin conservation work. From October 17 to 18, the ten-strong rowing crew team paddled with undaunted endeavor through prime dolphin habitats, including the construction site of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and has become the first-ever round trip from Hong Kong to Macau.

US hotel supports environmental protection

To support the World Water Week in August 2015, Hilton Boca Raton Suites, an US hotel of K. Wah Group, launched a series of save water activities with a view to achieving the balance between environment, society and the economy. During the week, housekeepers collected the unfinished bottles of water for watering the plants in the Atrium.

GEG donates recycled soaps to third world countries

As of June this year, GEG hotels had collected over 5,000 kg of soaps for recycling and donated them to third world countries, including areas struck by the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal earlier this year, to help them improve their hygiene conditions and prevent the spread of diseases.

Energy conservation and waste reduction at GEG

GEG has been actively engaged in energy saving, having replaced 50,000 florescent tubes and lamp bulbs with LED lights since last year to save more than 7 million kWh of energy in a year, which is equivalent to the electricity consumption of close to 2,200 families. GEG also installed an advanced Hobart Pulper machine (Photo 2) in the staff cafeteria to substantially reduce the volume and size of food waste by 80%, thus relieving the pressure on the refuse disposal area.

Environmental protection: US hotels start with daily life and operations

The US hotels of K. Wah Group made the past May the Water Conservation Month. Staff shared tips and ideas on water conservation in daily life, such as taking shorter showers, turning off the water tap during teeth-brushing and putting bricks in the toilet tank to reduce the volume of flush waters.

US Hotels support Earth Hour

In order to raise the awareness of global warming, K. Wah Group’s hotels in the US had participated Earth Hour organized by World Wide Fund and switched off non-essential lightings and electronic appliances for an hour on 28 March at 8:30pm. Sheraton Suites Orlando lighted candles, gave out bracelets and necklaces that glow in the dark. Hilton SFO served special low carbon meals for the evening. Staff in Sheraton Albuquerque and Hilton Dulles also supported this initiative for environmental protection.