The report covers the period from 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2020 and focuses on Swire Properties’ businesses, joint ventures, and subsidiaries in property investment, property trading and hotel investment, where the Company has management control. The report includes details of our SD vision and progress on the implementation of our SD 2030 Strategy during the past year.

Materiality

We believe that balancing internal and external viewpoints is critical to defining and managing SD issues that are significantly relevant to our business and our stakeholders.
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Reporting Boundary

Our approach to SD reporting reflects the scale of our operations, the complexity of our business and the significance of our various economic, environmental and social impacts.
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Materiality

We believe that balancing internal and external viewpoints is critical to defining and managing SD issues that are significantly relevant to our business and our stakeholders.

Reporting Boundary

Our approach to SD reporting reflects the scale of our operations, the complexity of our business and the significance of our various economic, environmental and social impacts.

Reporting Standards and Principles

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HKEX Mandatory Disclosure Requirement

This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option and with reference to the GRI G4 Construction and Real Estate Sector Disclosures. We have used GRI Standards to report our SD performance annually since 2007.

We have also prepared this report disclosing all HKEX mandatory disclosure requirements and “comply or explain” provisions set out in the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide (“HKEX ESG Reporting Guide”) contained in Appendix 27 to The Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited for the year ended 31st December 2020.

We have followed the Reporting Principles as recommended by GRI and as set out in the HKEX ESG Reporting Guide to define the report content and to ensure the quality of information presented in this report, including:

Materiality

We conduct regular materiality assessments and stakeholders engagements to identify material issues related to sustainability, and to ensure these issues are properly addressed by our SD 2030 Strategy.

Please refer to Materiality for more information.

Quantitative

The notes accompanying our Performance Data Summary provide information about the standards and methodologies used to calculate data, where appropriate.

Balance

We report both the positive and negative impacts of our performance in a transparent manner to enable a reasoned and unbiased assessment of our overall performance.

Consistency

To facilitate comparability over time, we maintain consistency in the use of reporting standards and principles, methods used to calculate data, structure of the report, and explanations of methods and assumptions used to prepare information. We will also provide explanation to facilitate information interpretation when changes occur.

External Assurance

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We obtain external independent assurance for the content of our SD reports. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (“Deloitte”) was engaged to provide limited assurance on selected sustainability information contained in this report in accordance with the International Standard on Assurance Engagements 3000 (Revised) and with respect to greenhouse gas emissions, the International Standard on Assurance Engagements 3410. The scope of work carried out by Deloitte is set out in their assurance report.

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