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Case study: How Hong Kong’s Drainage Services Department promotes greening, biodiversity and the revitalization of water bodies while providing world-class wastewater treatment and stormwater drainage services
Established in 1989, Hong Kong’s Drainage Services Department (DSD) has been committed to providing Hong Kong with top-notch wastewater treatment and stormwater drainage services. At the same time, DSD puts strong focus on environmental management in every project it delivers, in order to make Hong Kong a livable city.
Hong Kong’s Drainage Services Department (DSD) is aimed at providing first-class wastewater and stormwater drainage services, enabling the sustainable development of Hong Kong – improving drainage services in an environmentally responsible manner. After measuring and setting targets, DSD took action to build a drainage layout in urban areas that interweaves the natural environment with community characteristics, revitalize river channels and improve ecologies, revitalize nullahs in urban areas while creating public spaces – DSD is currently undertaking the Kai Tak Nullah improvement works to transform the waterway into a green and pleasant “Kai Tak River”– and foster roof greening.
Using the GRI Standards in order to maintain and increase the value of your company
With each publication in this series the FBRH team will highlight one key impact identified by a company reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards and show how it has taken a structured, systematic approach to improving performance. With such positive action companies build trust, by dealing responsibly and conscientiously with their impact on the environment and on their stakeholders (e.g. clients, suppliers, shareholders, local communities, NGOs or local government). Stakeholders that can hold it back or stop it from reaching its objectives
By building trust your company creates loyalty and long-term commitment to its services and brands