The Hong Kong and China Gas Company – Towngas, for short – approached us to write their 2017 Sustainability Report. The annual publication runs to approximately 120 pages and is integral to the company’s fulfilment of its obligations as a public body. We had prepared the previous year’s edition, and this time would be working to a much tighter timeline.
We reallocated resources strategically to enable our senior English editor to focus exclusively on overseeing the Towngas assignment. Incorporating updated information from various sources, our English team generated fresh copy within the framework established by previous years’ reports.
Our Chinese team was similarly tasked with expediting the translation of this substantial document. The client was so satisfied with the first round of translation that no additional rounds were required.
By carefully allocating resources and leveraging our prior knowledge of Towngas’ operations, we were able to meet all the client’s deadlines, with only minimal revisions required on both sides. This enabled Towngas to meet their own publication target of the second quarter. As well as fulfilling their legal obligations, the report is a valuable stakeholder communication tool outlining the company’s achievements and reflecting its ethos.