Corporate Social Responsibility

   
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As a responsible corporate citizen, Henderson Land strives to ensure our commercial objectives align with the long-term prosperity and well-being of Hong Kong. The Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Policy serves as our mandate for positively contributing to Hong Kong’s social, economic and environmental development, and endorses our support of meaningful community-oriented activities in partnership with our key stakeholders. We continuously devise new initiatives that build further momentum and deliver sustained positive change in the community. The “Henderson Warmth Foundation” is our charitable fund which serves as a platform for the Group, its subsidiaries and associates to support deserving causes with the aim of relieving poverty and suffering in Hong Kong and mainland China. To-date, the Foundation has sponsored and subsidized over 800 charitable and community projects, benefitting many people from all backgrounds.


Dr The Honourable Lee Shau Kee, the Group’s founder, is a well-respected philanthropist. Through the Lee Shau Kee Foundation, Dr Lee has made generous contributions totalling billions of Hong Kong dollars to numerous education and community projects in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas, bringing remarkable and immeasurable benefits to society. To address the imminent accommodation needs of the Hong Kong population, he has personally pioneered a series of land donations, including one for the development of Hong Kong’s largest residential care homes for the elderly and another for a youth hostel. To learn more about Dr Lee’s philanthropic initiatives, please refer to his official website: http://www.leeshaukee.com.hk/.



Henderson Land continues to forge close partnerships with our employees, community bodies, society, and government to address the needs of the community. We have supported a number of community programmes for many years. Our involvement has targeted issues such as poverty relief, environmental stewardship, youth development as well as promoting arts and culture, and supporting social enterprise. Collectively, these initiatives are delivering sustained positive change in the community and fostering a sustainable world for generations to come.


Poverty Relief

Modular Social Housing Schemes

In 2019, Henderson Land initiated the largest modular housing scheme in Hong Kong by lending a 428,000-square-foot site in Kong Ha Wai, Kam Tin in the New Territories for the purpose of transitional housing over a seven-year period. The scheme was facilitated by the HKSAR government and implemented by Pok Oi Hospital.
The site can accommodate around 2,000 modular housing units, which will provide transitional housing for approximately 40,000 people, all of who are from 10,000 underprivileged families applying for public housing. We also voluntarily took care of the initial site preparation including its planning application, preparation of the building plans submission and site formation works.
The first modular housing scheme supported by Henderson Land was an 8,000-square-foot redevelopment site on Nam Cheong Street in Shum Shui Po. The site provides 90 transitional housing units over a two-year term, benefitting around 360 disadvantaged people. The project is ready for families to move in by 2020.

Community Housing Schemes

Henderson Land was the first large enterprise to participate in community housing schemes in Hong Kong, and has supported nine projects to-date, contributing a total of nearly 230 temporary vacant units in urban areas. More than 1,000 people from some 270 low income families benefit from this low-cost transitional housing over a two-year term. Launched in 2017, Community Housing Schemes are facilitated by the HKSAR Government and implemented by HKCSS and various NGOs.

Commission on Poverty “Future Stars” Programme

“Future Stars” represents one of Henderson Land’s long-term initiatives which creates sustainable value in the local community. The programme was launched by the Commission on Poverty in 2014 to help underprivileged youth increase their chances of achieving upward social mobility. Since 2014, we have offered scholarships to financially disadvantaged students who achieve academic excellence, with the aim of supporting them to continue their studies and pursue their aspirations. Cumulatively, over 1,140 ‘future stars’ have benefitted from the programme, setting them on the right track to become high achievers.

Home Market

Within six years since its establishment, Home Market has developed into a chain of ten not-for-profit convenience stores that provide food and daily necessities at substantially discounted prices to over 160,000 members, who are all disadvantaged or underprivileged. The initiative was launched by the Group’s Vice Chairman, Dr Lee Ka Kit in 2012 with support from Henderson Warmth Foundation Limited as its founding sponsor. Since 2013, its operational costs have been fully subsidised by Lee Shau Kee Foundation Limited. Home Market, a pioneering poverty relief initiative, is an example of the holistic and sustainable approach the Group applies to community investment. As well as providing financial support during its launch year, we have also taken an active ongoing operational and functional role, garnering support from various resources to provide meaningful assistance aimed at poverty alleviation.

Warmth Giving Project

Established in 2011, the Warmth Giving Project brings our staff and members of the community together in outreach activities for the underprivileged. This year, Henderson Land and Henderson Club volunteers knitted around 1,300 scarves and hats for the elderly and less-privileged families, and engaged with them in various events, activities and home visits. Cumulatively, the project has benefitted more than 74,600 elderly and economically disadvantaged people.

Environmental Stewardship
Youth Development
Arts & Culture
Volunteering Initiatives
Past Projects