06 Sep 2013
Everbright International has been Selected as a Constituent Member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index for the Third Consecutive YearSeptember 6, 2013, Hong Kong - China Everbright International Limited ("Everbright International" or the "Group") (SEHK: 00257) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a constituent member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index for the third consecutive year in the latest review of the Hang Seng Family of Indexes for the quarter. The Group is the only enterprise which focuses on environmental protection business in the constituent members of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index. The latest review of the Hang Seng Family of Indexes will be effective as of 9 September 2013 (Monday).
The Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index aims to provide a benchmark for sustainability investments. It includes Hong Kong-listed companies that are top performers in corporate sustainability. The Index is determined by a very stringent selection process with high standards for a corporation's contribution to sustainable development, including environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance criteria. Currently, there are 69 constituent members in the Index. Everbright International's achievement in being selected demonstrates the profound recognition of the Group's contribution to environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance by the investment community.
Mr. Chen Xiaoping, CEO of Everbright International, said, "The Group has constantly strived to enhance its environmental protection, social responsibility, and corporate governance over the years while continuously boosting its business development. The selection of Everbright International as a constituent member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index for the third consecutive year indicates the profound recognition of the Group's outstanding performance in corporate sustainable development, and is a great encouragement for the future development of the Group. Looking ahead, Everbright International will continue to achieve and deepen sustainable development in operations, advance the business at a rapid pace, and create the maximum investment value for our stakeholders; while at the same time actively delivering our corporate social responsibility commitments."