HK Electric Investments is the first fixed single investment trust listed in Hong Kong with a focus on the power industry. Our principal operating subsidiary, The Hongkong Electric Company, Limited (HK Electric), commenced operations in 1890 and is one of the longest-established utility companies in the world.
Over our long history, we have consistently supported Hong Kong's economic journey by offering safe, reliable and affordable electricity while minimising the impact of our operations on the environment as we strive to deliver sustainable growth in long-term value to our investors.
HK Electric Investments believes that open and on-going communication with our stakeholders is central to our operation and development. We engage different stakeholders through a variety of channels and stakeholder suggestions and feedback are highly valued in our decision making process as we strive for continuous improvements.
Underpinned by its core value of "Pursuit of Excellence", HK Electric is committed to delivering excellent services and supply reliability to our customers. We have been providing a world-class supply reliability of over 99.999% since 1997 and all our service standards are achieved or even surpassed every year.
To satisfy the aspirations from the community, and in support of Government’s energy and environmental policy objectives, HK Electric has launched a suite of "Smart Power Services".
HK Electric is one of the longest-established power companies in the world. The Company has a world-class record of providing a highly reliable electricity supply to Hong Kong and Lamma islands at a reasonable and affordable price.
HK Electric Investments is committed to meeting the long-term energy needs and supporting the sustainable development of the community we serve. To do this, we focus not only on powering Hong Kong with a world-class electricity supply, but also on the way we deliver it and the impacts it has on the environment.
HK Electric aspires to be an employer of choice. We have policies and systems in place to attract talents and through continuous training and development, nurture them for a fulfilling career. We offer competitive remuneration, an ideal workplace and comprehensive wellness programmes for our employees while maintaining regular and open dialogues with them.
HK Electric first established its Safety Management System (SMS) in late 1980s. After years of implementation and enhancement, the SMS was certified to ISO 9001 in 1997 by an independent external certification body, the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA). The SMS was subsequently refined and certified to OHSAS 18001 in 2001 by HKQAA. HK Electric is the first local utility acquiring the prestigious OHSAS 18001 certification in Hong Kong.
The OHSAS 18001 regarding health and safety management system was upgraded to a new British standard in July 2007. Despite the stringent requirements of the new standard as compared with the previous specification, HK Electric took the initiative to upgrade its SMS, passed the conversion audit by HKQAA in November 2007 and was granted the new OHSAS 18001:2007 certificate in December 2007.
With an aim to further improve the SMS and workplace safety, our Safety Management Systems were upgraded to the ISO 45001 standard for all major operations in 2019 and are strictly enforced within the Company.
Apart from having high regard for occupational safety and health (OSH), HK Electric is also committed to protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development by conducting our business in an environmentally responsible manner. The company's environmental management system (EMS) was certified by HKQAA to ISO 14001 in 2005. An integrated management system covering both SMS and EMS was certified by HKQAA in the same year. Following the launch of an enhanced version of the International Standard for Environmental Management System, ISO 14001:2015, in 2015, HK Electric upgraded its EMS and was the first local utility awarded a certificate under the new standard by HKQAA. Notwithstanding its achievements, HK Electric keeps seeking continuous improvements in OSH performance, environmental friendliness as well as operational efficiency.
The World Health Organisation launched the International Safe Workplace Programme (ISWP) with the objective of applying the best practices of proven injury prevention programmes to protect the safety and health of employees and any person affected by the activities in the workplace environment. Occupational Safety & Health Council introduced ISWP to Hong Kong in 2010. With the support of senior Management, HK Electric decided to work towards ISWP requirements and apply for certification to ISWP. Steering committees were formed for meeting the requirements of the ISWP and to monitor the progress closely and finally obtained the certificates in early 2012. The certificates were successfully renewed by Occupational Safety & Health Council in 2020.
To effectively implement the ISWP and qualify for the certificates, the pre-requisites are stern support from management of HK Electric, as well as the commitment in providing a safe workplace to stakeholders. HK Electric follows up every suggestion from our employees, investigates root causes of near miss incidents and follows up results from Safety Climate Index Survey, etc. HK Electric also proactively participates in local and international OSH-related activities and above all care for the public and environment.