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Through this Sustainability Report, we conclude the achievements of DSD during the year under review, and show to our stakeholders our vision and commitment to sustainable development.

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The Drainage Services Department (DSD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG)[1] publishes its fourth Sustainability Report, titled “Cleaner Habour.Better Life” (“the Report”), in which we describe our economic, environmental and social performance during the fiscal year 2015-16 (i.e. 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016). The Report is an important means of communication for we reporting our sustainability performance to our stakeholders.

The Report was compiled in accordance with the “Core Option” of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. In order to ensure the accuracy, reliability and credibility of the Report, and that its contents comply with the requirements in the relevant Guidelines, we engaged an independent accreditation agency to verify the contents of the Report. Furthermore, the Report has passed the GRI G4 “Materiality Disclosures Service”, which ensured that “General Standard Disclosures” G4-17 to G4-27 were disclosed and labelled in the Report in line with the requirements and can be found by readers.

The Report is available online in web-based HTML, PDF and text-only versions with three types of characters (English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese). The Executive Summary of the Report is also available in print for all readers.

Your views on the report content, report approach and our sustainability performance are very important to us. We very much appreciate your suggestions and comments to help us continue improving our work and performance. Please complete the feedback form appended to the Report and return it to us.

[1] G4-17