We and Community

We fulfil our responsibility in serving the community and responding to the needs of society. For many years, we have been enhancing the regional development potential by investing in infrastructure, donation to educational purposes and initiating volunteer campaigns. To further regulate activities of community investment, the Group’s Sustainability Committee formulated a policy in 2019, which pledges to continuously strengthen connection with community and understand the needs of the residents. Its focuses on three scopes, including community infrastructure construction projects, building a livable community and supporting charity. Leveraging our business strength, we will seek more opportunities to contribute to the community.

Case Study

Disaster Relief

Under climate change, extreme weather has become more frequent, which not only threatens the lives and property of citizens, but also disrupts social order. CSCI has always participated in disaster relief work in various places, fulfilled its corporate citizen responsibility, and contributed to the communities where it operates.

Super typhoon Mangkhut

In September 2018, the Super typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong and Macau. The Hong Kong Observatory and the Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau both issued typhoon signal No. 10 for 10 hours. It was the second longest typhoon signal since the war. Mangkhut brought destructive winds and severe storm surges along the Pearl River Estuary. In Hong Kong, there were at least 458 people injured, more than 60,000 reports of fallen trees and at least 500 reports of damaged glass windows or facades. In Macau, 40 people were injured, more than 5,500 people needed to be evacuated, and there were numerous reports of damage to buildings.

CSCI issued Notice on Preparing for Mangkhut before the typhoon hit Hong Kong and Macau, and convened a video conference for work deployment, set up a working group to coordinate wind protection in construction sites and offices. At the same time, the Group promptly organised volunteer teams to assist the underprivileged groups, and pre-allocated materials for disaster relief to ensure smooth rescue work.

Among them, CSC Macau established a 335-person disaster relief volunteer team. Before the typhoon, it prepared 65 sets of machinery and equipment, 360 chain saws and 1,500 shovel to provide support for the typhoon rescue and relief operations.

After the disaster, the Group invested a large amount of human and material resources in Hong Kong and Macau, and contributed to the restoration of local social and economic order with efficient organisation and execution.

Shandong Shouguang and Qingzhou Flood

In August 2018, Shouguang, Qingzhou and other places in Shandong Province recorded the largest rainfall since 1951, and about 52,648 people were affected by the floods. China State Construction International Investments (Shandong) Limited and China Overseas Harbour Affairs (Laizhou) Limited under the Group collaborated with other subsidiaries in Shandong Province under its parent company, COHL, to organise more than 130 employees to form a volunteer team to fight floods and deliver disaster relief for eight consecutive days. The volunteer team provided basic supplies, such as rice, noodles, oil, water buckets, iron shovel and mosquito coils, to the people in the disaster area, with a total value of more than RMB200,000, to help them quickly resume production and maintain their living standards.

Targeted Poverty Alleviation

The Group is committed to responding to China’s strategy of ‘Precise poverty relief and precise poverty alleviation’. Education is an important step in helping the community to get rid of poverty. The Group focuses on investment and education-related projects and hopes that the next generation will enjoy a better life.

Building Congjiang County Meie Primary School

CSC Macau first visited Congjiang County in Guizhou Province to learn about the local situation of multi-ethnicity, backwards infrastructure and lack of educational resources. In order to solve intergenerational transmission of poverty in the community, and allow immigrant children to go to nearby schools, CSC Macau decided to use RMB 5 million to help build a comprehensive teaching building, COHL Meie Primary School, in Congjiang County.

In order to smoothly implement education and poverty alleviation work, CSC Macau and the Congjiang County Government of Guizhou worked closely together to fully utilise their resources to improve educational facilities. The Congjiang government is mainly responsible for the early-stage land acquisition, project establishment, planning, geological exploration, design, supervision, etc. CSC Macau is responsible for the investment and construction of the integrated teaching building. In the future, CSC Macau will continue to carry out school-enterprise co-development activities, support school management, maintain communication with teachers and students, and organise employees and members of the community to visit the school.

Information of Congjiang County COHL Meie Primary School
Target 1,080 school age children in the proximity
Area Total area: 33,335 square metres
Construction area: 9,037 square metres
Facilities Integrated teaching building (Construction area: 3,364 square metres), student residence, canteen, bathroom, teacher residence, playground, basketball field and volleyball field
Investment About RMB 28.1114 million

Caring for Dabie Mountains

In December 2018, CSCIICL took the lead in holding a charity campaign, ‘Caring for Dabie Mountains without barriers’. The event combines community care and visits, and specifically invites local education departments, governments and media to participate to strengthen communication and maximise benefits.

Representatives of CSCIICL first visited the Anhui Suzhou Special Education Center to interact with local teachers and students through seminars and painting classes to understand their lives and needs. The CSCIICL volunteer team drew with students with special educational needs to increase their exposure to different people and feel the care of volunteers. It also allowed volunteers to understand the needs of the community.

In order to understand the natural environment and closed economy of the Dabie Mountains area in Lu’an City which leads to poverty and backwards development, the volunteers team visited three villages: Bailongjing Village, Hepeng Village and Gaozhuang Village. The volunteer team communicated in depth with the poverty alleviation team leader in each village to identify the needs of the villagers. Finally, the volunteer team delivered materials villagers need to improve their current living environment. The beneficiaries included 40 students, 10 teachers and 10 families.

This event is the starting point for CSCIICL’s community investment in Anhui Province. CSCIICL will continue to uphold the corporate mission of serving the society to continue to connect with local poverty alleviation offices and local governments, forming a peer-to-peer poverty alleviation system to help more people in need.

Preparation of the Provincial Construction Industry (Prefabricated Construction) and Transport Industry Standards

The Group is committed to contributing to society with its expertise. In order to enhance the overall living standards and safety of the community, the Group combined the team’s professional skills and experience to participate in the preparation of a number of construction industry and transportation industry standards. Combining its experience and technology in cross-river bridges maintenance, the Nanjing Second Bridge Company participated in various transportation and scientific research projects of the ministry and provincial levels. It not only helps improve infrastructure and benefit the society, but also enhances the Group’s reputation in the industry. The transportation industry standards that the Nanjing Second Bridge Company has participated in include:

In terms of construction, Shenzhen Hailong Construction Science Co., Limited cooperated with the Building Industrialisation Association of Shenzhen by combining domestic and international engineering experience to prepare two Shenzhen City building industrialisation group standards, including Procedures for the Prefabrication and Acceptance of Precast Concrete Parts and Technical Regulations for the Fabrication of Precast Parts of GRC Finished Reinforced Concrete. Guangdong Hailong was responsible for explaining the specific technical content. The two standards stipulate the production standards and quality inspection, which helps promote the safety level of the industry and the long-term development. Among them, Procedures for the Prefabrication and Acceptance of Precast Concrete Parts includes chapters about production safety and environmental protection to help improve the overall safety and environmental protection awareness of the industry.

In the future, the Group will continue to pay attention to changes in industry standards and regulation in different places to strive for continuous development, help enhance the quality of local industry and improve the infrastructure of society.