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Sino Group Updates Single-use Plastic Reduction Efforts

Tangible results through concerted efforts across the board

Further to the announcement of the Plastic Awareness Campaign in April 2018 and the pledge to reduce consumption of single-use plastic across all business lines of the Group by 50% by 2022 (from 2017 level), Sino Group is pleased to share encouraging progress through collective efforts.
The Group strives to reduce consumption of single-use plastic where possible.  In June 2018, Sino Hotels, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore banned plastic straws and stirring rods at all F & B outlets, and would serve eco-friendly alternatives upon request.  Sino Hotels has also initiated the first hotel-wide substitution of plastic bottled water on all premises in Hong Kong.  With about 100 smart filtered water stations serving 2,100 guest room and facilities, this is the largest network of smart water stations in Hong Kong under one hotel group.  The water stations are installed at easily accessible locations for guests to refill their own bottles or glass flasks provided in each room.  Over the past six months, some 430,000 plastic bottles have been saved.
Other initiatives include replacing small bathroom amenities with refillable dispensers, providing eco-friendly containers and cutleries, to reduce consumption of single-use plastic.  Sino Hotels has already achieved a 30% reduction in single-use plastic consumption from 2016 level.
At The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, eco-friendly pens have been placed in guest rooms, meeting rooms and other public spaces.
The Group has extended the plastic awareness campaign to residential properties, commercial buildings and malls.  Water dispensers have been provided at 65 clubhouses, in addition to the introduction of 100 umbrella dryers at 67 locations and 18 reverse vending machines at 18 locations.  More than 52,000 plastic bottles have been collected through the reverse vending machines since November 2018, translating into a carbon emission reduction of 12,504 kg, equivalent to 543 trees.
Mr Daryl Ng, JP, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group, remarks, ‘At Sino, sustainability is integral to our business and operations.  We are delighted to report progress of our group-wide plastic reduction efforts.  It holds special meaning as our laudable partner, Eco-Drive, and their think tank, The New Youth Energy Think Tank, announce this commendable campaign today to raise awareness of this genuine issue. It is important that we work together and make steps forward, however small, to raise awareness and encourage developing viable, out-of-the-box solutions.  We look forward to continuing to do our humble part in building a better community together.’
About Sino Group

Sino Group is one of the leading property developers in Hong Kong with core business in developing residential, office, industrial and retail properties for sale and investment.  The Group is also a major player in hotel investment and management, club management, property management, car park operations as well as environmental and security services. With a team of over 10,000 dedicated professionals, Sino Group strives to consistently deliver quality properties and services that surpass the expectations of customers.
As a committed corporate citizen, Sino Group has been actively participating in community services and green activities as well as art and culture events over the years.  The Group focuses corporate social responsibility efforts on four areas: Sino Care, Sino Green, Sino Art and Sino Heritage. Sino Land Company Limited (083) has been a constituent member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series since September 2012 for its continual efforts in promoting sustainability.