HONG KONG, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As member of New World Group, New World Facilities Management Company Limited ("NWFM") which manages and operates Youth Square has received the "Caring Company Logo" and the "List of Barrier-free Companies/Organisations" by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service for three consecutive years, in recognition of its commitment in Caring for the Community, Caring for the Employee and Caring for the Environment over the past year, and also its steadfast support on creating a barrier-free environment and culture.
NWFM is a non-profit making company with a caring attitude as its irreplaceable corporate culture. During the past years, NWFM gave back to the community by supporting charity organisations, participating in voluntary service, caring for employees’ wellness and providing employees with various trainings and opportunities. NWFM also strives to manage the environmental impact of its operation in an efficient manner and achieve excellence in environmental practices. NWFM fulfilled the criteria of the scope of Caring for the Environment. NWFM is yet to be contented with its achievements as a caring company, and it continues to show supports and commitments in various areas: joining "Waste Check Charter" and "Hong Chi Jockey Club Glass Bottle Recycling Project", being awarded "Social Caring Organisation" Pledge by the Social Enterprise Research Institute and "Good MPF Employer Award" by the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority respectively, proving NWFM’s corporate social responsibility.
Meanwhile, NWFM endeavours to create a barrier-free environment and culture, include providing the disabled with suitable facilities in Youth Square and accessible rooms in Y Loft, organizing workshops for staff on wheelchair usage and guide dogs training in order to encourage communication with the disabled.
The Caring Company Scheme is launched by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service. It aims at building a cohesive society by promoting strategic partnerships among business and social service partners and inspiring corporate social responsibility through caring for the community, employees and the environment. To be recognised as Caring Company, the participating enterprise and organisation had to fulfil a minimum of two criteria under each of the three scopes namely Caring for the Community, Caring for the Employees and Caring for the Environment; to qualify in the "List of Barrier-free Companies/Organisations", which was newly created in recent years, the participating company and organisation had to fulfil two scopes, namely Barrier-free Environment and Barrier-free Communication.
New World Facilities Management Company Limited
New World Facilities Management Company Limited is a non-profit making company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of New World Group (HK Stock Code: 00017). Embracing the mission of youth development and supporting youth to contribute to society, we strive to develop Youth Square as the platform for youth to exchange knowledge and experience and to develop and discover their potential.
The Youth Square, which came into full operation in 2010, is a youth development project of the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR Government, with an aim to be the hub of diversified youth development activities for youth to develop their potential. Youth Square facilities include the 643-seat Y Theatre, Y Studio, multi-function areas and the Y Loft which has 148 guest rooms. 2015 marks the 5th Anniversary of Youth Square. Youth Square has been conducting nearly 100 themed events under "Music & Dance", "Arts & Culture" and "Community Engagement". Youth Square has been holding over 5,000 youth events and served for more than 1 million participants since 2010. In addition, with participants came from more than 50 countries or regions, Y Loft has been providing accommodations for more than 50,000 youths who participated in various exchange programmes in Hong Kong. Youth Square is located in Chai Wan and is managed and operated by New World Facilities Management Company Limited on a non-profit making basis.
6G model is Youth Square’s guiding principle. 6G refers to Groom, Grow, Glow, Green, Global Vision and Give Back.