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July 21, 2022

Sustainable office solutions
Swire Properties recently announced a partnership with Sustainable Office Solutions (SOS), a sustainable asset management specialist, to launch a pioneering office furniture solution for Taikoo Place and Pacific Place tenants, a Hong Kong-and-industry first.  The service gives tenants exclusive access to premium and re-used furniture products from around Hong Kong. SOS will store, maintain, and display these high-quality items at a physical showroom provided by Swire Properties. Tenants can also browse the full inventory using a digital marketplace tool, or book appointments to inspect items in person before purchasing.   
    In 2020, the total amount of construction waste sent to Hong Kong landfills totalled 1.25 million tonnes; and via this new initiative, the company and SOS aim to significantly reduce the volume of office furniture that goes to landfill and support the transition towards a circular economy.
    “Historically there has been a lack of local channels to effectively redistribute and re-use commercial furniture, and this exclusive non-profit partnership bridges that gap. As Swire Properties continues to integrate sustainability into every facet of its business, this is one of the many ways we’re moving towards this goal by supporting our tenants attain their own sustainability objectives. The idea, of course, is to collectively help Hong Kong reach a net-zero economy by 2050,”  said Don Taylor, Director, Office at Swire Properties.
    To date, the programme has already assisted five Taikoo Place and Pacific Place tenants in diverting more than 500 pieces of furniture from landfills, totalling over 18 tonnes. As part of its continuing mission to create vibrant sustainable communities, Swire Properties has launched the action-oriented Green Performance Pledge (GPP). The GPP provides a comprehensive, master framework for Tenant-Landlord cooperation on sustainability throughout the entire tenancy cycle, from fit-out to operations, with a particular focus on reducing energy use, water consumption and waste. GPP tenants who purchase re-used furniture from the new showroom may earn ‘Seed Points’ under the GPP SD fit-out programme. 

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