Social Responsibility Initiatives
By implementing a range
of sound policies and rules, Transport International maintains the
highest standards of corporate governance, and ensures that the
corporate decision-making process is carried out in a professional,
open and systematic manner. Across all aspects of the Group's operations,
the mission is to combine provision of quality customer service
and awareness of community needs. Transport International's community
and sustainability efforts have been recognised internationally.
The Group is a component company of the 2006/07 Dow Jones Sustainability
Index, which measures the economic and social dimensions of corporate
The Group's community
outreach programmes, carried out through its operating companies,
are designed to support young people, the elderly, the handicapped
and other people in need, through sponsorship of Government and
charity-backed activities. The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
recognises the Group as a "Caring Company", while the
Community Chest of Hong Kong named KMB as its "Fifth Top Donor"
community programmes include the following ongoing initiatives carried
out by its operating companies:
- FRIENDS of KMB,
KMB's passenger club, was founded in 1995 to promote a spirit
of helping each others within the community. With a membership
that had grown to more than 3,100 in 2009, the club continues
to participate in a variety of community building, civic, educational,
environmental protection and social service activities.
- The "KMB and
You, Heading for a Greener and Brighter Future" Award,
rewards candidates who receive Grade As in ten subjects in the
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination. The award is designed
to promote the importance of education among young people, ensuring
a solid foundation for future generations.
is committed to ensuring that its vehicles not just comply with,
but surpass international environmental standards. Employing innovative
technologies and equipment, the Group's companies are industry leaders,
driving the green movement in the transport sector. Examples of
such technologies include the following:
- Ultra Low Sulphur
Diesel ("ULSD"), which significantly reduces exhaust
emission levels of sulphur oxides, and particulates, is used in
all KMB and LWB buses. At present, the Group has the largest bus
fleet in the Asia-Pacific region using ULSD.
- All KMB and LWB buses
are equipped with environmentally-friendly Euro engines,
which are in compliance with the exhaust emission standards of
the European Council of Environmental Ministers.
- KMB has worked together
with OEMs to develop the Eco-Driveline, which reduces fuel
consumption and exhaust emissions by 6-10%, over and above the
levels obtained by a conventional engine, while providing passengers
with a smoother ride.