ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO ENGAGE IN HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
In Hong Kong, AIA is the proud Principal Sponsor of the ‘Oxfam Trailwalker.’ This is one of Hong Kong’s largest, most challenging and popular fund-raising sports events, supporting Oxfam’s poverty alleviation and emergency relief projects. In 2016, AIA was the largest corporate participant, setting a record by having 29 teams participating in the event.
For the third year running, AIA’s Group Operations team in Hong Kong organised its annual AIA 300 charity run under the umbrella of AIA’s Healthy Living programme. Why 300? The objective is to run a collective total of 300 laps of the Happy Valley Race Course. Participants were encouraged to set their own targets for the run, and there were awards for the top male and female runners. A record number of runners across multiple Group Office functions came together to run 553km between them in support of Operation Santa Claus, a charity campaign that supports causes in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Hong Kong Disneyland Run
Running can provide a significant ingredient to healthy living, but when the course takes place in a magical kingdom, the experience becomes an extraordinary one to be remembered. This was the case on 10-11 September when AIA Vitality sponsored the inaugural Hong Kong Disneyland 10K Weekend, the first-ever running event at the popular Hong Kong Disneyland. Approximately 9,000 participants of all ages joined the special event, soaking up the Disney magic as they ran various distances through the landscaped beauty of the Disney grounds, cheered on by characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT
In Hong Kong, AIA’s headquarters were awarded the ‘Excellent Class Certificate (Whole Building)’ by the Environmental Protection Department of the HKSAR Government – their highest rating. AIA also collected a Special Award for our participation in the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Certification Scheme for more than 10 years. AIA is the only insurance company to have received the Special Award.