In 2021, CLP celebrated its 120th anniversary. For more than 12 decades, CLP has shared a vision with the communities it serves.
Based on a double materiality approach, this Sustainability Report focuses on topics that have a material impact on people, the environment, and the economy. The Annual Report covers financially material topics that influence CLP's enterprise value. This year CLP has also published its inaugural, standalone Climate-related Disclosures Report.Sustainability Report (PDF)Climate-related Disclosures ReportAnnual Report
Standard ESG Disclosures
- Corporate governance
- Environment and climate change
- Asset management
- Supply chain
- Key performance metrics
Good corporate governance, anti-corruption, compliance with regulations and risk management form the bedrock of a sustainable business and underlie long-term success. CLP continuously strives to embed good corporate governance practices in its day-to-day operations, and in pursuing its vision and practising its values.
The continued health and safety of all parties is always a top priority for CLP. While stakeholder expectations continually evolve, safety is fundamental; employees, contractors, customers and the communities in which CLP operates rightly expect to be free from harm while on or near CLP premises.
Greenhouse gas emissions represent CLP’s most significant impact on the environment. Through stringent environmental management systems and the gradual replacement of thermal generation with clean energy, CLP strives to reduce its environmental footprint and contributes to the global effort in addressing the climate emergency.
Asset management refers to how CLP manages and utilises its assets to provide reliable, affordable and sustainable electricity services to customers and communities. As the energy system becomes more connected, safeguarding the cyber resilience of its information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems is of utmost importance.
The success of a business depends on a range of factors beyond its operational boundaries, including its supply chains. Strong supply chain management is necessary to protect CLP and its stakeholders against the potential knock on effects of changes in the operating environment.
CLP supports the communities in which it operates during the difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also acts as a trusted partner in addressing the climate emergency. In doing so, CLP must also ensure that the benefits of decarbonisation are shared, without placing an unfair burden on vulnerable communities to pay its costs.
Caring for people is integral to CLP’s success. CLP is committed to providing its people with fair and decent work: safe, healthy, and productive work environments and support to achieve their full potential, developing young people and ensuring everyone who works at CLP is treated fairly and with respect.
Over time, customer expectations have evolved beyond simple electricity supply reliability to seek greater environmental efficiency and the option of using renewable sources. Smart energy systems create a new range of services that address customers’ needs.
CLP continually manages, monitors and reports its performance. This section includes a selection of quantitative metrics that provide an overview of the Group's 2021 financial and non-financial performance.
Enhancing sustainability oversight at regional level
CLP’s different business units are involved in different parts of the utility value chain, and they face distinct market conditions. Hence their sustainability challenges and focus also differ. With that in mind, Apraava Energy and EnergyAustralia have set up executive-level committees to enhance oversight of their sustainability topics.Read now
Bringing flexibility and applying ingenuity to safety training
In early 2021, CLP Power launched Hong Kong’s first multi-purpose Mobile Safety Training Workshop as part of its continuous efforts to promote a world-class safety culture for the Company and energy industry.Read now
Water conservation efforts in a water-stressed area in India
In India, water scarcity is one of the key business continuity risks for Jhajjar Power Station, which has experienced periodic water shortages in the past.Read now
Crisis management in action during the Dali earthquake
On 21 May 2021, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Dali City, Yunnan Province, where Yang_er Hydro Power Station and Xicun Solar Power Station are located. The epicentre was approximately 18km from Yang_er Hydro.Read now
Engaging stakeholders on Hong Kong’s offshore wind future
CLP Power is considering the development of Hong Kong’s first offshore wind farm, further reducing the carbon intensity of CLP's electricity generation.Read now
All round community support during the pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to adversely affect different sectors of society. CLP Power rolled out a range of targeted initiatives to address the needs of the communities of Hong Kong.Read now
Celebrating 120 years of serving Hong Kong
2021 marks CLP Power’s 120th year serving the Hong Kong community. To celebrate, multiple projects were launched across Hong Kong.Read now
Providing opportunities to young people
Fresh graduates and career starters face many challenges nowadays, including economic downturns resulting from the pandemic. Across its business areas, CLP is keeping up its efforts to address the needs of local youth and give support in collaboration with various partners.Read now
All-in-one ecosystem solution for smart elderly homes
There is a need for elderly home operators to reduce repetitive manual work and enhance energy saving while providing better quality of life for their elderly residents.Read now
Incorporating the art of Traditional Owners at EnergyAustralia’s new headquarters
EnergyAustralia’s new headquarters at Two Melbourne Quarter (2MQ), in the heart of the city, boasts the latest technology and sustainable, cutting-edge design. Though it is not all about the new and futuristic. The office also respects the past and present Traditional Owners of the land it occupies, the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation.Read now
Reinforcing labour standards and employment practices with suppliers
CLP continued its efforts in embedding respect for human rights in the workplace by launching its Group Labour Standards in 2021. The Standards apply to all aspects of business operations and are integrated across Group and local policies and processes.Read now
Strengthening diversity, equity and inclusion in Apraava Energy
Apraava Energy aspires to be a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion amongst energy companies in India. Over the years, measured steps have been taken to progress the diversity and inclusion agenda.Read now
CLP India rebranded to Apraava Energy
After nearly 20 years of serving energy needs in India, starting from October 2021, CLP India continues its journey to power sustainable growth under its new corporate identity, Apraava Energy.Read now