Social Responsiblity

Leading a Responsible Business

Latitude Brokers is committed to doing business in a better way that benefits our people, our environment and our team. We partner with the following organisations and social enterprises to help do our part in the world as a responsible business.

We support:

Feeding Hong Kong, www.feedinghk.org
Latitude Brokers is working with Feeding Hong Kong since 2014, on a regular basis:

‘Office Angel’ 2015 Award from Feeding Hong Kong for our weekly attendance to assist the team and the volunteers with  collecting, storing and distributing the food, as well as collating data for fundraising, sponsoring and education opportunities – over 120 hours donated by Latitude Staff in 2015-16

2015-16 and 2016-17 Star Community partner Award from Feeding Hong Kong

Pancake Day Race 2015 at Hong Kong University: our founding partner, Andrew Brooker, MCed for this event for the second consecutive year. Check out the Pancake Day Race video from Cable TV

2015 Christmas cook books sale in collaboration with the West of England P&I Club – HKD10,900 raised

First Shipping Community Food Drive in June 2016 –  47 kgs of food collected

2016 Christmas cook books sales – HKD11,000 raised

Monthly Bread Run Host since September 2016 – over 400 kgs of bread collected

December 2017:

Festive Shipping Food Drive – 210 kgs of food collected, and over 3 tons of food donated via Honestbee.hk, and HKD24,000 raised at the West of England cook books/Christmas drinks.

In addition, we have worked with Axa Insurance in Hong Kong to design a unique Foodbank insurance coverage, including Stock Replacement, Business Interruption and Volunteers Liability

Feeding Hong Kong is the first Hong Kong food bank dedicated to rescuing surplus nutritious food from retailers, distributors and manufacturers and redistributing it to people in need. Their task is to fight hunger in Hong Kong and at the same time, reduce the amount of quality food that is being sent to the city’s landfills. Every day Feeding Hong Kong collects fresh, high-quality food that would otherwise be thrown away, and delivers it to a network of partner charities that provide food to those in need.

fhk1Every day, 3,400 tonnes of food waste are sent to landfills in Hong Kong, while one million people live in poverty struggling to afford nutritious meals. In 2017, Feeding Hong Kong collected 493,000 kgs of food which supported close to 1.2 million meals for people in need across HK. This was distributed through 96 charities and community programmes across the city.

 

 

 

Sailors’ Society, www.sailors-society.org

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Latitude Team – Fundraising Champion Award at the 1st Sailors’ Society Hong Kong Trek on 5th December 2015, over HKD125,000 raised

Latitude/American P&I Club team – Highest Fundraiser Award at the Sailors’ Society Hong Kong Trek on 5th November 2016, HKD32,500 raised

Members of the Organizing Committee for the Sailors Society HKT17 on 4th November 2017, Latitude/American P&I Club team – HKD34,900 raised

Great Wall of China Challenge on 19 & 20th May 2018, Latitude team raised HKD82,900  and won Most Creative Picture Award

Andrew and Vanessa are Ambassadors for the Sailors’ Society in Hong Kong.

Mission to Seafarers, www.missiontoseafarers.org

Marine Insurance coverage on pro bono basis for The Mission’s launch boat, Dayspring, with the support of Falcon Insurance and Eagle Ocean Marine/The American Club

April 2015: Volunteering at the Singapore SeaAsia Conference

October 2017: Data collecting from over 3,000 surveys for the Best Hong Kong Owner/Shipmanager 2017 Award

Those charities provide assistance to Seafarers at sea, and in ports, offering moral support, means of communication, local knowledge and transport, and when needed emergency relief. They also sponsor programmes onshore in the communities that rely on Seafarers.

We work with:

HK Recycles, www.hkrecycles.com
Latitude selected HK Recycles to collect our office’s recyclables weekly, whilst striving to keep our waste contributions to a bare minimum.

Founded in 2012, HK Recycles provides a user-friendly recycling solution, by arranging a door-to-door pick up of office but also household recyclables. HK Recycles employs marginalized workers, and partner with upstream recyclers who process what is collected into reusable material.

The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, www.sracp.org.hk
With the help of The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong (SRACP), we employ a social enterprise, Bright Services Company Limited, for the upkeep of our Hong Kong office.

The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong (SRACP) was founded in 1957 and provides rehabilitation and multifarious service for residents of HKSAR, who have been convicted in courts, or who are released from prisons; as well as community education, mental health service and crime prevention programmes for the general public of Hong Kong. In addition, the SRACP provide services such as job placement, vocational training and entrepreneurship training to help ex-offenders, persons with disabilities and the unemployed to start an independent and self-sufficient life, through their employment development service and their social enterprises, Bright Services Company Limited and M.J. Hong Kong.

In our business practices:

  • due diligence conducted on Fishing vessels business with regards re Illegal Unreported and Unregulated fishing activities
  • In the office, water filter installed for drinking water, no plastic bags, and paperless documentation via Docusign

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