Our commitment to promoting diversity in the workplace is documented in our Corporate Code of Conduct and our Equal Opportunities Policy, both of which are communicated to our employees through our employee handbook. Additionally, the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Council of John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of John Swire & Sons Limited which is the parent company of the Swire group, encourages and advocates equal opportunities and diversity across the Swire group.
In 2018, we introduced our D&I Policy to reaffirm our commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for all our employees regardless of age, gender or gender reassignment, sex or sexual orientation, marital or family status, disability, race (including ethnic origin or nationality) and religious or political beliefs.
Our D&I Committee is chaired by our Director, Human Resources and reports to the Executive Committee (“EXCOM”) on a quarterly basis. The D&I Committee’s responsibilities include ensuring equal opportunities, advocating fair and bias-free processes for recruiting, developing and promoting our employees and monitoring our success in achieving D&I in our workplaces. The D&I Committee also serves as a governing body to review grievances relating to discrimination.
Our Board Diversity Policy recognises the value of diversity in the composition of our Board and endorses the principle that our Board should cultivate a balance of skills and experience as well as a diversity of perspectives that are aligned with our business.
Seeking to develop a true flexible working environment, our staggered working hours initiative was launched on 1st July 2019.
This initiative allows employees to arrive or leave the office at flexible times provided they are present during specified core working hours. As our goal is to build a more people-centric workplace culture, this initiative allows our employees to balance their work with their personal commitments. In addition, we believe staggered working hours empower our employees to be more creative and productive.
The Taikoo Women's Inspire Network is a business network established this year by the Company and two of our Taikoo Place tenants, aiming to connect and create a community in support of women.