2010-09-22

Sino Group supports “9.22 Car Free Day” and “Hong Kong No Air Con Nigh

Sino Group has long implemented corporate social responsibility and participated in various environmental protection activities. This year, to offer further support for “9.22 Car Free Day”, the group encouraged employees and residents to use public transport or walk to work on September 22. The Group also supported “Hong Kong No Air Con Night”, a promotional event organized by Green Sense. As of today, nearly 2000 employees have registered to support this meaningful event. Meanwhile, to encourage more residents to join the event and reduce carbon emissions, more than 70 Sino properties have promised to switch off air-conditioners in lower ground lobby from 8:30pm 29 September 2010 to 7am 30 September 2010.

According to statistics, more than 90 percent of Sino employees used public transport or walked to work while management team members chose to either carpool or take public transport, offering support to “9.22 Car Free Day” for two consecutive years. The group also sponsored 15 employees to participate in “Car Free Day Cycling Parade” on September 19, during which around 900 participants completed a 12km zero-carbon return ride from Central to North Point.

Sino Group has actively promoted environmental protection over the years. In addition to developing properties with environmentally friendly features and implementing green property management practices, the Group has organized a wide range of green activities in its shopping malls, such as “Everyday No Plastic Bags”, “Reduce Use of Plastic Umbrella Bags” and “Less Rice Save $1 Day” Campaign to further spread the green message.