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Management Approach

DSD actively adopts suitable international standards and management systems, thereby introducing new elements to our management approach and achieving better risk management to steadily improve our sustainability performance. Given the growing importance of engaging stakeholders in planning and executing organisational sustainability strategies, we have actively strengthened our interaction with stakeholders, listening and responding to their feedback on our development, in order to respond to the requirements of relevant international guidelines.

Integrated Management System

DSD began building and implementing management systems in line with international standards in 2002. At present, we have implemented an integrated management system composed of multiple systems, covering quality, environment, and occupational health and safety aspects. We adhere to the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” approach adopted by the management systems, in order to continuously improve our performance in the respective areas.

The Electrical and Mechanical Branch has adopted the ISO 50001 Energy Management System standard since 2013, with an aim to enhance energy efficiency and alleviate climate change. As a pilot project, an energy management system was implemented at the Yuen Long Sewage Treatment Works . The system passed the certification audit in June 2014, marking the first time DSD received ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification.

Climate change has accelerated in recent years and is bringing out extreme weather phenomenon more frequently, which has made design and management of drainage facilities more challenging. Since 2013, DSD has commenced a staged implementation of an Asset Management System (AMS) to better manage our facilities. A number of major pumping stations and STWs operated by DSD passed the certification audit for ISO 55001 AMS standard in May 2014, making us one of the first government departments to obtain such certification. It is our target to extend similar AMSs to the remaining 300-plus DSD-operated drainage facilities in phases before 2019.

  • Obtained ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification
  • Obtained ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification
  • Obtained OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification
  • Obtained ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification for Yuen Long STW
  • Obtained ISO 55001 AMS standard certification for nine DSD facilities