Architectural Services Department (ArchSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has produced 17 annual environmental and sustainability reports in total. The Sustainability Report 2015, Into a New Green Horizon, is our 12 annual sustainability report, which presents our initiatives and performance on economic, environmental and social aspects in 2014.
This report provides an opportunity not only to demonstrate our achievement last year, but also to ensure you of our commitment to serving better in the future with continuous efforts and improvement in sustainability.
The Sustainability Report 2015 ("the Report") highlights ArchSD’s key sustainability initiatives and achievement from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014. The Report covers the sustainability performance and initiatives of our six functional branches and two Central Management Divisions. Data in the Report are presented as absolute figures as of 31 December 2014 (unless otherwise stated) to the best of our knowledge. Financial data are reported for the financial year ended 31 March 2015. All monetary values are in Hong Kong Dollars.
The Report has been prepared in accordance with the Core option of the Sustainability Reporting Guidelines G4, published by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), as well as the Environmental Protection Department's A Guide to Environmental Reporting for Controlling Officers.
The GRI Content Index correlates GRI indicators with associated sections in the Report. An independent third-party assurance was conducted to verify the materiality, credibility and reliability of the Report and ensure its attainments to the Core option of GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. We also went through the GRI G4 "Materiality Disclosures Service" to ensure General Standard Disclosures G4-17 to G4-27 are reported and can be easily found by readers.
The Report is published online in web-based interactive html version, PDF version and text-only version. The Report is available in English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. The interface has been prepared in accordance with the Level AA of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. In addition, the Report can also be viewed by tablet computers. Key features of the Report are highlighted as follows:
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