Press Release

01 Feb 2018

Everbright International Receives Distinction from RobecoSAM Again

1 February 2018, Hong Kong - China Everbright International Limited ("Everbright International" or the "Group") (HKSE: 00257) is pleased to announce that the Group has been awarded a distinction from RobecoSAM, a renowned investment institution, for the second consecutive year, given its outstanding performance in and overall score for sustainable development.

RobecoSAM launched its 2018 Sustainability Yearbook today to recognise enterprises with remarkable sustainable development performance over the past year, and Everbright International has received RobecoSAM Bronze Class Distinction. This is the second time that the Group has been included in the yearbook. It is also the first enterprise from mainland China and Hong Kong in recent years to have received the RobecoSAM Distinction. This year, there were two enterprises and six enterprises from mainland China and Hong Kong respectively shortlisted in the yearbook, including Everbright International as the only one that has received the distinction.

The Sustainability Yearbook is published every year by RobecoSAM, a professional sustainable investment institution that aims to identify enterprises with excellent performance in sustainability on economic, environmental and social aspects. The yearbook is well recognised for being the most comprehensive and precise global publication on sustainable development. According to RobecoSAM, in 2017, there were 478 eligible enterprises from 34 countries and regions included in the 2018 Sustainability Yearbook.

Aris Prepoudis, CEO, RobecoSAM: "I congratulate Everbright International whole heartedly for being awarded a Bronze Class medal in The Sustainability Yearbook 2018. The companies included in the Yearbook are the world’s most sustainable companies in their industry and are moving the ESG needle in ways that will help us realise the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030."

Mr. Wang Tianyi, CEO of Everbright International, said, "We would like to express our appreciation to RobecoSAM for the support and endorsement. The Group has been actively pursuing sustainable development. Together with its subsidiaries China Everbright Water Limited and China Everbright Greentech Limited, Everbright International has been making great efforts to promote and follow the 17 sustainable development goals set by the United Nations. We have been committed to improving the ecological environment of the local areas where our projects are located and the living environment of the local residents. Noteworthy are our urban-rural integration projects, which have effectively reduced local air pollution caused by burning of straws through the synergetic treatment of household waste and agricultural biomass. Such projects have also delivered both economic and social benefits as they support and benefit villagers in rural areas. In addition, the Group has been striving to build a platform for our employees to grow and work, and improve their benefits and financial security to achieve win-win results. In the future, all sectors of Everbright International will continue developing environmental protection projects, properly managing gas emissions to deal with climate change, and fulfill our sustainable development targets through activities such as voluntary work and poverty alleviation initiatives."