Corporate Social Responsibility
The core idea of CRC’s sustainable development policy is to create long-term value for the society and stakeholders through promoting sports development. The Club actively contributes to the community, organizing and collaborating with the social welfare sector to organize charity activities, fostering social cohesion. In terms of environmental protection, we are committed to promoting energy conservation, emissions reduction, waste reduction at the source, and building a better environment. In governance and decision-making, we handle our affairs with high transparency and a responsible attitude, integrating sustainable development into our daily operations.
We are honored to have been awarded the “The Social Capital Builder Award” by the The Home and Youth Affairs Bureau, as well as the “Caring Company Logo” by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service, in recognition of our efforts in promoting volunteer work, caring for the community, and contributing to social capital.
- We open our facility to eligible outside bodies for recreation, training, and competition to promote the development of local sports in line with the government’s sports promotion policy.
- We organize the annual CRC Open, a highly anticipated tennis tournament in Hong Kong that is recognized by the Hong Kong Tennis Association as one of the three major local scoring tournaments, to promote sports in the community, support elite sports and promote Hong Kong as a centre for major international sports events.
- We also have the Elite Athlete Program that identifies potential players and provides them with training facilities. Most of our elite players are members of the Hong Kong team and represent Hong Kong in international tennis competitions.
- Our volunteer team regularly visits and collaborates with charitable organizations to care for the community and serve those in need.
- We also raise funds for charity through the annual CRC Open tournament.
- We support talent development by partnering with different universities every year to provide internships for college students.
- we are committed to conserving natural resources. We have planted and maintained several trees over half a century old within our facility, and we have commissioned qualified arborists to ensure the safety and health of the trees.
- We also take various environmental protection measures to promote sustainable development, such as using soy ink and FSC-certified paper for printing to reduce environmental impact, solar water heaters and LED lighting facilities to save energy and reduce carbon emissions, encouraging online registration to reduce paper waste, and using eco-friendly materials for takeaway boxes and bags in our restaurant.
- We have implemented waste reduction and recycling practices, such as recycling aluminum cans, plastics, and waste paper, and recycling tennis balls, old books, rackets, red envelopes, etc.
- Our General Committee sets policies and oversees policy implementation, and we have multiple sub-committees and dedicated teams to supervise different operational and development projects.
- Our club general manager is responsible for daily operations and administrative management. We prioritize providing quality services and invest in staff training to cultivate knowledge and improve service quality, skills, and service levels. We value teamwork and cohesion and strengthen daily communication and regular review to ensure smooth club operations.
For more information on our governance, please visit our “Governance” page.
Sustainable development is a big trend, and CRC is honored to have been recognized by the “ESG Pledge Scheme” organized by the Chinese Manufacturers Association of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Brand Development Council. Joining the “ESG Pledge Scheme” supports our efforts in ESG, but also demonstrates our commitment to the practices of sustainable development. We will continue to uphold the concept of ESG and work together to create a sustainable future for Hong Kong.
Before the Lunar New Year, the CRC Volunteer Team participated in the “LST Buddy Chinese New Year Community Visit Activity” organized by the Lok Sin Tong. We visited elderly residents in Tung Tau Estate and presented them with heartfelt gifts such as New Year cakes and festive food, hoping to bring warmth to elders in need, and wish everyone a happy new year and good health!
We are honored to participate in the “All You Knit is Love 2023-24” volunteer program organized by the Bauhinia Association. Through the efforts of CRC volunteers, the donated yarn has been woven into scarves, bringing warmth to the elderly during the winter. The CRC volunteers have shown great enthusiasm and support for this initiative, and the CRC volunteer team made a special visit to the St. James’ Settlement Wun Sha Elderly Centre to present the scarves personally crafted by our volunteers, expressing our care for the community.
In celebration of Christmas, our CRC staff volunteer team and the Hong Kong Housing Society jointly organized the “Spreading Christmas Cheer in Lai Tak” Christmas party. We interacted with the elderlies of the Lai Tak Tsuen, played booth games, created Christmas crafts together, and distributed gift bags, all to enjoy a joyful festive afternoon.
This year, the CRC OPEN once again joined hands with The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society Kowloon and Operation Santa Claus for a special charity initiative at the CRC OPEN. For every ace hit during a main draw match officiated by a chair umpire, the CRC pledged to donate HK$250 to the tournament’s charity partners. A total of 150 aces were served this year, meaning HK$37,500 will be donated to the underprivileged.
We are pleased to announce that CRC has been successfully included in the “Partner Employer Award” program under the “Excellent Enterprises” category, recognizing our active commitment to corporate social responsibility. The ‘”Partner Employer Award” program aims to commend institutions that assist individuals with different needs in society, such as young graduates, retraining participants, retirees, and ethnic minorities, by providing employment opportunities and actively fulfilling corporate social responsibility.
We are delighted to announce that our organization has been honored in the 2023-2025 “SportsHour Company” commendation list presented by the InspiringHK Sports Foundation. This recognition acknowledges our efforts in establishing a healthy organizational culture, caring for the well-being of our employees, and contributing to the community through sports to promote physical and mental health.
On the occasion of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, CRC staff volunteers participated in the Lok Sin Tong Mid-Autumn community caring event. We distributed mooncakes and festive food gift bags to elderly residents living alone in Tung Tau Estate and underprivileged families, expressing our care and love.
As a sports club dedicated to promoting tennis and emphasizing social responsibility, we place great importance on environmental recycling efforts. We sincerely appreciate the support of our members and coaches in the “AFTERLIFE” tennis recycling program, which converts more used tennis balls into alternative fuel and reduces carbon footprint. CRC has collected over 25,000 used tennis balls, making us the private sports club with the highest number of collected used tennis balls!
We would like to express our gratitude to the Hong Kong Economic Times (HKET) and Ming Pao for visiting our club in early August to conduct interviews and report on the objectives of the program. Through these reports, we hope to raise awareness in HK. We will also continue to support this project and hope to participate in more eco-friendly initiatives in the future, aiming to achieve sustainable development goals.
CRC co-organised the “Cheerful Heart Visiting Day” with the Hong Kong Housing Authority to support the ” Jockey Club Elders Get Active Fitness Campaign ” to promote sports in the community. The CRC volunteers visited elderly residents in Lai Tak Tsuen and distributed sports equipment to encourage them to exercise at home to keep their body healthy. CRC will continue to organise volunteer activities in collaboration with the social welfare organisations to provide support and help to people in need.
This year’s “Enough Plastic,” with the theme “You Always Have a Way,” continues to raise awareness and reduce the use of disposable plastics in Hong Kong. From May 15th to May 30th, CRC restaurants will provide environmentally friendly take-out boxes paper straws, and paper bags instead of plastic items. We also call on our members, guests, and employees to avoid using disposable plastic products and work together to reduce waste at the source, contributing to the Earth.
In order to create a healthy and dynamic work environment, CRC set up a special employee exercise workshop for two days. The aim is to promote the concept of exercising during work hours so that everyone can exercise and maintain physical and mental health while at work. Our fitness coach taught simple stretching exercises on-site, in order to help relax tense muscles.
We have replaced the “AFTERLIFE” Tennis Ball Recycling Program collection box with brand new ones! Over the past year, CRC has successfully collected over 20,000 tennis balls. This program has received recognition and funding from the Environmental Protection Department and Recycling Fund, as the used tennis balls will be transformed into “Rubber Derived Fuels”, reducing our carbon footprint, and promoting sustainable development. We would like to express our thanks for your continued support, let us make a positive impact for our planet!
The CRC volunteer team joined with two fitness coaches again, went to Lai Tak Tsuen to teach the elderly simple stretching exercises and towel workouts, helping them to properly exercise their muscles. We encourage participants to continue practicing at home to not only maintain their health but also increase their enjoyment of life! CRC will continue to cooperate with the Hong Kong Housing Society to hold more volunteer events, caring for the health of the elderly and providing more support to the community.
On April 11th, CRC and The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council jointly held a “CRC Sports Fun Day” to promote sports to different levels of the community, allowing ethnic minority families to enjoy the fun of sports. We would like to thank our members and enthusiastic supporters who donated used tennis rackets, which made it easier for us to co-organize a tennis experience class with a social welfare organization.
On that day, the participants learned the basic skills and rules of tennis. With the guidance of the coaches, the participants made progress quickly, and some children even showed outstanding talent in tennis. Both adults and children had a great time during the event and experienced the joy of sports.
We will continue to promote the popularization of sports and encourage people to participate in these healthy and fun activities.
We are pleased to announce that CRC is awarded “Caring Company 2022/23” to recognize and commend our work in participating in volunteer activities, caring for the community, caring for employees, protecting the environment, and fighting the epidemic.
We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to the general committee, sub-committee members, and our club’s members for their support! We will continue to work hard to care for the community, contribute to society, and continue to carry forward the spirit of “Caring Company”.
The Lai See recycling event has been successfully concluded on Feb 15, thank you members for the support! The collected Lai See will be handed over to related organizations; the Lai See that cannot be reused will be recycled.
CRC Volunteer Team partnered with Hong Kong Housing Society to hold a Christmas Party for elderly residents at Tai Hang Lai Tak Tsuen during the Christmas period, giving away fortune bags and bringing love and care to the community, offering spirit and warmth to seniors in need. We hope this volunteer event and donations can continue to help support the physical and mental well-being of the elderly!
This year, the CRC OPEN once again joined hands with The Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society Kowloon and Operation Santa Claus for a special charity initiative at the CRC OPEN. For every ace hit during a main draw match officiated by a chair umpire, the CRC pledged to donate HK$250 to the tournament’s charity partners. A total of 191 aces were served this year, meaning HK$47,750 will be donated to the underprivileged.
To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, the CRC staff volunteer team donated moon cakes to the Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association, offering spirit and warmth to seniors.
Besides holding the well-known “National Intangible Cultural Heritage” fire dragon dance activity, Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association also provides various types of support to the elderly in need.
In addition, the Tai Hang Youth Centre organizes various recreational and sports activities for the youngsters. To support their training and promotes sports development, CRC regularly provides free sports venues to some of these activities.
“Lok Sin Tong Territory-wide Flag Day 2022”
The flag day event was held online, and volunteers invited friends and family to donate, demonstrating the spirit of CRC Volunteer Team serving the community, supporting vulnerable groups in society, and winning the third place for the highest corporate fundraising award.
In mid-April, the CRC Volunteer Team once again delivered epidemic prevention and daily necessities to the Hong Kong Single Parent Association. It was aimed at caring for the community, actively providing epidemic support for the community, and building a harmonious and beautiful community together.
In view of the severe local epidemic situation and the continuous increase in new cases, the CRC Volunteer Team, adhering to the goal of “police and public working together to fight the epidemic,” donated RAT kits to Wan Chai Police District, hoping to provide additional protection for frontline unites to fight the epidemic.
“Lai See Recycling and Reuse Campaign 2022”
The CRC encouraged members to collect Lai See from the previous year for free. The team sorted and filtered the collected Lai See and handed them over to Greeners Action for processing and transforming them into “Recycled Lai See,” which were saved for the next Lunar New Year for the public to collect for free.
“Everything English Book Drive”
The English book recycling program collected a satisfactory amount of books, totaling 13 boxes. The CRC Volunteer Team helped with packing and disinfection, allowing students in need to have more opportunities to read English books during the epidemic and improve their English proficiency.
CRC in collaboration with Operation Santa Claus to co-organized sports classes for ethnic minority youth with an NGO Open Sesame. We provided free lunch, sports facilities, coaches, and CRC Volunteer Team assistance, offering Hong Kong’s ethnic minority youth opportunities to learn tennis and table tennis.
The Tai Hang Youth Center organized a Tai Hang Youth Festival event – Emerging Sports Experience (Floor Curling). Our association lent the squash room free of charge as the venue for the event. The participating children were very engaged, learning the rules and experiencing the fun of floor curling.
CRC provides sports venues free of charge to HKTTA’s “Children’s Derby Table Tennis Competition”. Young seedlings of suitable age compete in internal competitions within each district, with the top participants from each district advancing to the “Seedling Wild Card Qualifiers” held by HKTTA, battling for table tennis wild card qualifications.
The CRC Volunteer Team participated in a community care event organized by Lok Sin Tong on January 23, 2021, to distribute love gift bags to low-income single and elderly households in Hung Hom Ka Wai Chuen. The team showed care and love for vulnerable groups and celebrated the Chinese New Year with the elderly, bringing holiday blessings.
To assist in community epidemic prevention, CRC Volunteer Team distributed free face masks to the elderly in Tai Hang through Tai Hang Residents’ Welfare Association. All Tai Hang elderly aged 60 and above can receive 5 free face masks. In the face of a severe mask shortage, we hope to make a small contribution to help the elderly fight the epidemic.
At the beginning of the summer vacation, CRC volunteer team brought fruits and gifts to the elderly in Lai Tak Tsuen to visit and share care and happiness with them.
From May 14th to 30th, CRC responded to the “Plastic-Free Day” environmental protection event organized by the Hong Kong New Youth Energy Think Tank Charitable Foundation and ECO DRIVE HONG KONG. The restaurants inside CRC used paper straws instead of plastic straws, and also encouraged members to avoid disposable products in order to reduce waste at the source.
Once again, at the “Food Angel” kitchen in Chai Wan, our CRC staff formed a production line and were responsible for preparing ingredients such as fried chicken, ginger, and white rice, putting the meals into boxes, and sorting the cleaned lunch boxes. Along with other staff, we made over a thousand lunch boxes for grassroots and people in need in the hot kitchen.
CRC staff and members went to the “Food Angel” Sham Shui Po Community Center to help serve food and clean the dining hall after meals. They worked together with other staff members to serve over a hundred seniors and grassroots individuals.
CRC staff went to the Chi Wan kitchen of the “Food Angel” organization and formed one of the production lines to produce more than a thousand lunch boxes to be distributed to those in need.