HK Electric Investments is the first fixed single investment trust listed in Hong Kong with a focus on the power industry. Our principal operating subsidiary, The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited (HK Electric), commenced operations in 1890 and is one of the longest-established utility companies in the world.
Over our long history, we have consistently supported Hong Kong's economic journey by offering safe, reliable and affordable electricity while minimising the impact of our operations on the environment as we strive to deliver sustainable growth in long-term value to our investors.
HK Electric Investments believes that open and on-going communication with our stakeholders is central to our operation and development. We engage different stakeholders through a variety of channels and stakeholder suggestions and feedback are highly valued in our decision making process as we strive for continuous improvements.
Underpinned by its core value of "Pursuit of Excellence", HK Electric is committed to delivering excellent services and supply reliability to our customers. We have been providing a world-class supply reliability of over 99.999% since 1997 and all our service standards are achieved or even surpassed every year.
As modern families aspire to an eco-friendly lifestyle, HK Electric promises its customers a green and comfortable way of life made possible by the use of electric appliances.
HK Electric is one of the longest-established power companies in the world. The Company has a world-class record of providing a highly reliable electricity supply to Hong Kong and Lamma islands at a reasonable and affordable price.
HK Electric has been the power behind Hong Kong for more than 120 years, having established a long and fruitful partnership with the community. While our prime mission is to provide a world-class electricity supply, we focus not only on the results, but also on the way we deliver them.
HK Electric aspires to be an employer of choice. We have policies and systems in place to attract talents and through continuous training and development, nurture them for a fulfilling career. We offer competitive remuneration, an ideal workplace and comprehensive wellness programmes for our employees while maintaining regular and open dialogues with them.
As a major public utility, HK Electric recognises its social responsibility to protect and preserve the environment of our home. To this, we put great emphasis on environmental protection and invest substantially to resolve, alleviate and minimise the impact arising from our operations on the environment.
To realise this commitment, the Company has established specific corporate policy to care for and improve the environment. Under the policy, we have to ensure that the Company's facilities comply with the Government's environmental requirements and that the overall potential environmental impacts arising from the Company's operations are minimal. To achieve this, the Company maintains close liaison and co-operation with the Environment Bureau and Environmental Protection Department of the Government.
We have a professional team of engineers and chemists to integrate environmental considerations in every stage of project planning, and the design of power station and electrical substation equipment. They are also responsible for the monitoring and assessment of the environment in the processes of power generation, transmission and distribution. State-of-the-art equipment such as wind tunnels and computer simulations are also employed in the testing stage to ensure that the best efforts be devoted to protecting the environment.
In the aspect of energy efficiency and conservation, an annual educational campaign, the "Smart Power Campaign", has been implemented since 2003 to teach the younger generations in Hong Kong more about energy efficiency and the smart use of electricity. In February 2015, a new initiative of the Smart Power Campaign - the "Green Energy Dreams Come True" was established to provide funding and support to help students bring their green projects to life. To foster community co-operation in improving building energy efficiency, HK Electric launched the "Smart Power Fund" in June 2014. The fund subsidises residential building owners within our service territory to undertake energy efficiency enhancement work for the building services installations in common areas of their buildings.
HK Electric has also been keenly supporting environmental projects conducted by green groups and community organisations in the form of donations, sponsorships and voluntary service. We are also one of the supporting organisations of the Hong Kong Green Shop Alliance organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council, which aims to encourage mall operators and shop tenants to work together on energy savings, water savings, waste reduction and social green behaviour, etc.
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