Water

GRI 303
HKEX Aspect A2, KPI A2.4, A3.1

We monitor water consumption in our buildings and utilise water saving mechanisms such as water meters, water flow regulators, automatic taps and automatic flush toilets and urinals. We encourage our employees and tenants to save water. Our tenants are also encouraged to have in place internal guidelines on fresh and flushing water to help us comply with enhancements to the Hong Kong government’s voluntary “Quality Water Supply Scheme for Buildings”.

We aim to manage water risk and reduce overall water consumption under the Water focus area. The relevant SDGs are:

SDG 6

Ensuring availability and sustainable water management.

SDG 12

Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Water Policy

In 2019, we established our Water Policy which focuses on reducing our water consumption intensity. Pursuant to this policy, we aim to design and implement efficient water management measures across our operations and encourage our employees and tenants to consume water responsibly, among other action items.

Water Recycling

Several of our properties have grey water treatment and recycling systems in place. The system at Oxford House, Taikoo Place collects, treats and reuses pantry wastewater from office tenants for cleaning purposes, at an annual recycling volume of 300m3. Several Chinese mainland properties including Taikoo Hui, INDIGO, Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu and HKRI Taikoo Hui have installed systems to collect and treat wastewater and rainwater for toilet flushing and plant irrigation. One Taikoo Place and One Island East also have rainwater collection systems that collect rainwater which is then recycled and used to irrigate the gardens and green spaces.

Water Saving Pilot Scheme

To promote water efficiency and raise awareness about the importance of conserving water, we launched a Water Saving Pilot Scheme in June 2020. We have 14 office tenants currently participating in the scheme, which involves installing water efficient fittings and smart water sub-meters to monitor water consumption on their premises to help us understand water consumption behaviour and explore opportunities to reduce water consumption. The scheme received a positive response, and the data collected from the meters will be used to inform future water saving strategies.
To promote water efficiency and raise awareness about the importance of conserving water, we launched a Water Saving Pilot Scheme in June 2020. We have 14 office tenants currently participating in the scheme, which involves installing water efficient fittings and smart water sub-meters to monitor water consumption on their premises to help us understand water consumption behaviour and explore opportunities to reduce water consumption. The scheme received a positive response, and the data collected from the meters will be used to inform future water saving strategies.

Sustainable Bathrooms at Taikoo Hui

Taikoo Hui in Guangzhou redesigns and renovates one set of bathrooms each year. This year, the mall’s M floor bathrooms were redesigned using a garden-based theme. As with previous bathroom retrofits, this redesign included a variety of features that reduce water consumption:

  • Waterless urinals equipped with special filtration systems to eliminate odour;
  • New low-flush toilets that reduce the volume of flushing water from 7 litres per flush to 4.8 litres per flush;
  • Bathroom faucets are equipped with integrated, energy efficient hand dryers, eliminating paper use;
  • Projected overall water savings: around 1,969 m3 per year.

Taikoo Hui in Guangzhou redesigns and renovates one set of bathrooms each year. This year, the mall’s M floor bathrooms were redesigned using a garden-based theme. As with previous bathroom retrofits, this redesign included a variety of features that reduce water consumption:

  • Waterless urinals equipped with special filtration systems to eliminate odour;
  • New low-flush toilets that reduce the volume of flushing water from 7 litres per flush to 4.8 litres per flush;
  • Bathroom faucets are equipped with integrated, energy efficient hand dryers, eliminating paper use;
  • Projected overall water savings: around 1,969 m3 per year.

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We integrate biodiversity considerations into our operations by undertaking biodiversity assessments and minimising any adverse impacts of our operations on biodiversity and ecosystems.

Occupant Wellbeing

We aim to operate and maintain our buildings and workspaces in a way that promotes occupant health and wellbeing.

Building/Asset Investments

We aim to obtain certification for our buildings under environmental building assessment schemes that provide benchmarks and objective standards against which we can measure performance.

Biodiversity

We integrate biodiversity considerations into our operations by undertaking biodiversity assessments and minimising any adverse impacts of our operations on biodiversity and ecosystems.

Occupant Wellbeing

We aim to operate and maintain our buildings and workspaces in a way that promotes occupant health and wellbeing.

Building/Asset Investments

We aim to obtain certification for our buildings under environmental building assessment schemes that provide benchmarks and objective standards against which we can measure performance.