Property developers have a responsibility to design and build in a manner that enhances neighbourhoods. However, our duties extend beyond that. Uniquely, Chinachem Group is an enterprise that exists to benefit the communities we serve. That makes us much more than simply a developer, we are a force for good.
Being longstanding members of the community ourselves, the company was founded in 1960, we understand how important it is to be inclusive, supportive and sensitive to the needs of our neighbours. So we operate a year round programme of donation and support.
Challenges such as the relief of poverty, the advancement of education, social inclusion, arts and culture, and young startups keep our donation committee busy. But we will consider expanding our support to other charitable efforts that are beneficial to the community.
Everything we do at Chinachem is in an effort to give back to the communities that surround us, and our balanced values means our impact is always positive.
Sylvia Chung, Chief Business Impact Officer - Chinachem Group
A force for good
Showing care for the elderlyAs we battle through COVID-19, elderly people are amongst the most vulnerable members of our community. Chinachem Group is committed to making Hong Kong a more liveable city. In addition to building age-friendly community projects and supporting research on healthy ageing, the Group encourages its employees to show their care for the needy. In 2021, the Group collaborated with the Senior Citizen Home Safety Association to launch the “Care for the Elderly Ambassador Programme”. This three-year-long programme is designed to foster a caring and healthy relationship between the city's elderly and youth, especially during the pandemic. This programme comprises three main activities: Home Visits to the Elderly, Care over the Phone and School Talks on Life Education and Elderly Care. We hope to continue contributing our efforts to meet the needs of our community in the years ahead.
A gift of learningThe onset of Covid-19 led to the mass closure of schools in Hong Kong, immediately forcing organised learning online. However gaining access to computers and the internet, often regarded as universal, can be very challenging for underprivileged
On hearing about the plight of many primary and secondary school students unable to engage in e-learning because of a lack of technology, Chinachem stepped in to support. With the assistance of the Rotary Club of Kai Tak, the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Single Parents Association, we donated laptops and internet connections to 53 children living in Shek Kip Mei and Sham Shui Po. Members of the Chinachem IT team visited the students, assisting them with setup, software and basic training on their new computers.
For everyone involved in this project, this was a valuable reminder of how much we take for granted. For too many, the things we regard as basics rights, are unattainable luxuries.
"Who are you gonna call? Covid busters!"Providing persons with disabilities opportunities to work is a key component to these individuals long-term financial needs and mental health, and the disabled are typically at greater risk during pandemic. To assist with this, Chinachem sponsored Fu Hong Society’s social enterprise to provide free local-invented long-term disinfection coating spray services for 20 day service centres by a team comprising persons with and without disabilities. This initiative not only creates safer environment against Covid-19, but also offers the disabled job opportunities, allowing them to help themselves as well as those in need, and make it a win-win situation for society.