Community

Hysan supports the community through a wide variety of activities, both on a corporate level and through the efforts of our volunteers. The Hysan Place Urban Farm, which opened in 2013, is just one example of how our sustainability initiatives are making a direct contribution towards lessening the “heat island” effect.

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Schools and social groups visit the Urban Farm to learn about organic farming and sustainability issues.

Hysan has also been active in promoting a healthy lifestyle beyond work through our sponsorship of events such as the Hysan Healthy Hike and Run — a “must-do” activity for local hikers and runners.

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Around 1500 athletes brave a muggy March morning to compete in Hike & Run 2015.

We also take part in Oxfam’s Trailwalker to raise money for charity and instil camaraderie among our colleagues beyond the office setting.

What’s more, we support youth development through initiatives such as Exploration for Hope, our ethnic minority youth study-and-career development project. More than 100 youngsters benefited from this event in 2015.

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Ethnic minority youngsters and their university level mentors learn from each other during Exploration for Hope.

In addition to these activities, Hysan has long provided venues in support of community causes that bring Hysan and the community closer together. Hysan Place and Lee Theatre Plaza host more than a dozen community events each year.

We have also supported the setting up of a new local area association, the Lee Gardens Association. The aim of the Association is to bring together neighbouring businesses and liven up the area’s streets through activities and events. Successful events held in 2016 included Hong Kong Tennis Open’s Fan Zone, Arts in the Park Night Parade, and Charitable Choice’s Xmas Carnival.

Left: Hong Kong Tennis Open Fan Zone. Right: SOCO’s “Our Treasure” photo exhibition.
Left: Hong Kong Tennis Open Fan Zone. Right: SOCO’s “Our Treasure” photo exhibition.

As a strong supporter of community arts and cultural performances, Hysan Place regularly host concerts and exhibitions with an aim to promote local artistic organisations and talents.

Our enthusiastic team of volunteers give generously of their time to help those in need. Each year the team clocks more than a thousand hours of volunteer service, and is regularly recognised by the Government’s Social Welfare Department for its good work.

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Hysan’s volunteers are as good at building houses as they are at painting with disabled children.

Details on our community initiatives can be viewed in the section on Responsible Business in our current annual report.