Financing projects that deliver environmental benefits is one of our approaches towards a more sustainable future.
In December 2021, through the Green Deposits established by Bank of Communications, we deposited HK$8 million to finance qualified green projects including but not limited to energy efficiency, pollution prevention and control, sustainable water management and waste management, clean transportation, efficient buildings and sustainable land use.
Aside from installing solar photovoltaic panels and solar hot water systems, we also make electric vehicle (“EV”) chargers more accessible across our sports facilities in support of nationwide EV development. Making use of smart technology and data analysis, our chiller system adjusts indoor air temperature to optimise energy performance and enhance energy savings. Additionally, our sports destinations and retail shops have switched to using LED lights which are more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs. Specific to Bossini, all our stores in Hong Kong and Macau participated in Earth Hour 2021 by switching off unnecessary lighting for an hour and pledging to greater energy efficiency throughout our operations.
Long-term carbon reduction and energy targets applicable for our respective operations:
- 3 this apples only to our li ning sports parks, li ning sports centres and all star ice skating club.
- 4 compared to the 2021 baseline
- 5 This applies only to bossini and LNG.
Operating our sports facilities can be water intensive. To this end, we have adopted a multipronged approach to efficiently manage our water resources. For example, we introduced a circulation system where dirt particles are filtered to reduce the frequency of pool water replacement. Furthermore, designated sports destinations have installed a rainwater and wastewater recovery and recycling system to capture water around the complex. This creates grey water for nonpotable uses such as toilet flushing, landscape irrigation, and washing and cleaning purposes. We also conducted regular leakage tests on water pipes and installed water-saving devices such as sensor taps and flow restrictors to enhance water efficiency across our office premises.
As part of our environmental stewardship, we strive to promote waste reduction and recycling at our sports destinations, retail stores, office premises and warehouses. For instance, employees are encouraged to reuse office supplies and festive decorations where possible and feasible. Recycling bins with clear signage are placed and our waste recycling items cover paper, cardboard boxes, plastics, metals, non-confidential documents, electrical appliances and toners cartridges in partnership with licensed contractors and green organizations
The Group takes responsible resource management into account when it comes to product innovation in our apparel operation. At Bossini, we launched new eco-friendly jackets and jeans using REPREVE – recycled fibers made from plastic bottles and other discarded materials. Compared to traditional fibers, REPREVE emits fewer GHGs and conserves more water and energy along the manufacturing process.