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.
To satisfy the aspirations from the community, and in support of Government’s energy and environmental policy objectives, HK Electric has launched a suite of "Smart Power Services".
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 Investments is committed to meeting the long-term energy needs and supporting the sustainable development of the community we serve. To do this, we focus not only on powering Hong Kong with a world-class electricity supply, but also on the way we deliver it and the impacts it has on the environment.
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.
To help make Hong Kong a more age-friendly society, HK Electric and the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) are inviting nominations for the Outstanding Third Age Citizens Award again this year, which aims at recognising local retirees with outstanding achievements in pursuing lifelong learning and community service.
Nomination is now open until 14 January 2011 to all citizens aged 50 or above who have retired from work or other family responsibilities. Nominees must demonstrate outstanding achievements and contributions in all of the following aspects in their retired life:
Nominees may come from various sectors before their retirement, such as business, professional and social service, public administration, recreation, arts and culture, entertainment or full-time home-makers. Nominees and their proposers are required to submit the nomination form to the Award Secretariat on or before the nomination deadline.
Short-listed candidates may be required to attend an interview. A total of ten awardees will be selected and will each receive a trophy, a certificate of recognition and a $5,000 scholarship, encouraging them to continue studying. Their proposer will receive a certificate of recognition and $1,000 cash. Awardees will also be invited to join the U3A Network of Hong Kong to help promote lifelong learning and continue contributing to society.
General Manager (Public Affairs) of HK Electric, Ms. Mimi Yeung, said: "We are pleased to know that the 12 awardees recognised in the first Outstanding Third Age Citizens Award held in 2008 have continued to contribute to society in various ways and hope that more retirees will practise and enjoy active ageing."
HKCSS' Chief Officer of the Elderly Service, Ms. Grace Chan, said: "Senior citizens may come across as weak and vulnerable. By giving them recognition and encouragement through this award scheme, we believe we can help build Hong Kong into a more age-friendly community."
The adjudication panel comprises the Chairman of the Elderly Commission, Dr. Leong Che-hung; President of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Professor Timothy Tong Wai-cheung; Chairman of The Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Mr. Ma Fung-kwok; Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Elite Athletes Association, Ms. Amy Chan; Group Managing Director of HK Electric, Mr. Tso Kai-sum; and Chief Executive of HKCSS, Ms. Christine Fang. Results will be announced in early 2011.
For enquiries or further details, please visit www.hkelectric.com/award, or contact the Award Secretariat on 2876 2446, or email email@example.com.