URA is committed to making the community a better place to live in and has been supportive to various initiatives and activities to exemplify our corporate social responsibility.
Awarded the Caring Organisation Logo
One of the recognition on URA's such commitment is the Award of the Caring Organisation logo for consecutively 4 years since 1 March 2010 by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. To be authorised to use this logo, URA has taken measures to care for the community, care for the employees, and care for the environment.
URA works with different local social service organisations in community involvement projects and also encourages its staff to take part in voluntary work. Other than running a social service team organised by the voluntary staff organisation, URA Staff Club, URA also partners with educational institutes and local community organisations to spearhead a Community Service Partnership Scheme.
On the other hand, the Authority recognises employees as being an important asset. Top management devotes their time to listening to employee concerns through regular communication with different levels of staff through various channels. To offer resources to improve staff's physical and mental health, URA runs an Employee Assistance Program and organises talks, seminars, sharing and workshops on stress management. Further, in order to achieve work-life balance, other than implementing family-friendly measures, activities encouraging participation of family members are organised throughout the year.
Talent-wise Employment Charter
The Authority signed recently the Talent-wise Employment Charter as both the Employer and the Supporter in September 2013 by which it is committed to promoting the provision of more employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, thereby unleashing their potential, enabling their self-reliance, fostering social integration and building a caring and supportive society for all. This not only cares for the community by supporting the vulnerable but is in line with the Authority's management philosophy of providing equal opportunities to all. On 6 September 2014, the Authority was awarded the Partnering Inclusive Organisations 2013-2014.