We have been honoured with a wide variety of awards and accolades, reflecting not only commercial success and the quality of our products and services, but also our commitment to the community and the environment.
In 2021, Henderson Land has started integrating sustainability considerations into our financing mechanisms. In total, the Group secured the equivalent of more than HK$28 billion using a wide variety of green finance facilities including green loans, green undertakings and sustainability-linked loans from over 10 local and international banks, most of which are for standby purposes. HK$6 billion has already been used in the Group’s green projects, while the remaining amount has been kept in reserve for upcoming projects that align with our long-term planning.
Within the utilised facilities, the Group has been issued green guarantees in an aggregate amount of over HK$2 billion from two international banks, for our green residential project at the Kai Tak site of Hong Kong’s former airport. The guarantees are predicated on the project meeting high standards across several criteria, including energy efficiency, material usage, water usage, indoor environment quality, innovations and additions. In order to satisfy the conditions for green finance, the project is required to obtain a Gold Rating under the BEAM Plus New Buildings v1.2, a comprehensive certification standard covering a wide range of sustainability requirements for green properties in Hong Kong. The project already achieved BEAM Plus Provisional Gold rating in February 2019. As another addition to our green building credentials, since 2021 Henderson Land became the Platinum Patron member of the HKGBC and a member of the Greater Bay Area Green Building Alliance.