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.
In response to press enquiries related to the fatal ferry crash, a HK Electric spokesperson today (3 October 2012) said the following:
(1) Participants list
HK Electric has kept an enrolment list for the fireworks display outing on 1 October 2012 containing the names of staff and number of friends and relatives taking part. However, the attendance of the day may, for various reasons, be different from the time of enrolment. HK Electric has in the past few days spent much effort in trying to compile and verify the information with the authorities concerned, our staff and their relatives.
The company has up to now gathered the details of 127 people on board but for privacy reasons will not be disclosing in public. The identity of the 38 deceased has been confirmed by their families.
The attendance figure provided earlier on by HK Electric was based on actual counting of attendance by ferry crew on board. We will continue to find out why the discrepancy exists with the figure provided earlier.
(3) Emergency relief
HK Electric announced yesterday that it would provide $200,000 for each of the deceased as emergency relief to cover funeral services and other contingency. As for issues relating to claims, it will be handled by the company's insurer.
(4) Memorial service
A public memorial service has been arranged for 12:30pm tomorrow (4 October) at St John's Cathedral in Central to mourn the victims. HK Electric will also heed government's appeal for staff to take part in a 3-minute silent tribute at 12 noon.
(5) Public donation
HK Electric has engaged the Christian Family Service Centre to set up a donation account for those affected by the ferry crash. Donations can be made through cheques, internet banking or direct debit to an HSBC designated account. Please click here for further details.