• Kerry Properties garnered another international recognition for its commitment to sustainability

    26 May 2021

    (25 May 2021, Hong Kong) Kerry Properties Limited (HKEx: 683) is pleased to announce that the Group’s sustainability efforts have once again received international recognition – Enterprise Centre at Kerry Everbright City Phase III in Shanghai was recently accredited with LEED Zero Waste Certification.

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    Further to receiving LEED Platinum Certification (Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance) in 2020, Enterprise Centre at Kerry Everbright City Phase III became the first commercial complex development in mainland China to be granted TRUE Zero Waste Platinum Certification in April 2021. Having received dual accreditation, Enterprise Centre is eligible for certifying as a LEED Zero project, and has become the first LEED Zero Waste project in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. These accreditations reflect the project team’s relentless and consistent efforts in pursuing a high standard of building performance over the past years.

    Developed by U.S. Green Building Council (“USGBC”) in 2018, LEED Zero is complement of LEED that verifies the achievement of net zero goals in carbon, energy, water and waste. Founded in 1993, USGBC has been actively promoting green building and stewardship for a prosperous and sustainable future through its LEED certification programme.

    TRUE Certification is a waste certification programme administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (“GBCI“), enabling facilities to define, pursue and achieve their zero waste goals, reducing carbon footprint and supporting public health. As a TRUE Zero Waste certified project, it is a prerequisite to have a zero waste policy in place and to achieve an average of 90% or greater overall diversion from landfill, incineration (waste-to-energy) and the environment for solid, non-hazardous wastes for the most recent 12 months, and to fulfil other programme requirements. The rating system comprises 15 categories, including Redesign, Recycle, Zero Waste Purchasing, Training and Innovation, to assess the comprehensiveness of the project’s waste management programme.

    Established in 2008, GBCI is the premier organisation independently recognising excellence in green business industry performance and practice. The organisation is also the only certification and credentialing body within the green business and sustainability industry to exclusively administer project certifications and professional credentials. It promotes the application of green business practices, global competitiveness, environmental performance and human health and well-being through rigorous certification and accreditation standards.

    Mr. Andy To, Managing Director, North Asia, USGBC and GBCI said “We feel proud that Kerry Properties has achieved China’s first LEED Zero Waste certification on top of its LEED platinum accreditation. It pioneered a new forward for the real estate industry as a whole and demonstrated visionary leadership towards a carbon neutral future. Through our continuous partnership with Kerry Properties, we look forward to inspiring more game-changing sustainable initiatives to transform the industry.” Attaining the first LEED Zero Waste Certification in Greater China signifies a new level of green leadership for Kerry Properties. The Group places great importance on incorporating both community and stakeholder expectations into business operations. Dedicated to building a better future for all, Kerry Properties will keep exploring new possibilities and striving for consistent progress towards the ultimate sustainability vision.

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