14 Sep 2015
Everbright International Chosen as a Constituent Stock of Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index for the Second Year14 September 2015, Hong Kong - China Everbright International Limited ("Everbright International" or the "Group") (HKSE: 00257) is pleased to announce it has been selected as a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index and will be included in the Hang Seng (Mainland and HK) Corporate Sustainability Index for the second year running. In addition, the Group has continued to be a constituent member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index for the fifth consecutive year.
This year, a total of 91 Hong Kong-listed companies have been selected as constituent members of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index. Among these companies, the top 30 performers in sustainable development, such as corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and environmental management, were selected as constituent stocks of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index. In order to provide a high-quality benchmark for sustainable development investment, the assessment process has taken into consideration the results of a sustainability evaluation conducted by an independent professional assessment body.
Adhering to the core value that An Enterprise is not only a Creator of Wealth, but also the Safeguard of Environmental and Social Responsibility, Everbright International has always played an active role in promoting the sustainable development of society, and has continued to undertake its corporate social responsibilities. The Group set up the Everbright International Environmental Protection Charitable Foundation in Hong Kong in 2014 to promote various initiatives including environmental protection education, energy-saving, ecological conservation, sustainable urban development and community caring. In addition, the Group has issued independent sustainability reports annually since 2013, reviewing the overall performance in sustainable development over the past year in order to improve corporate transparency and establish harmonious relations between corporate businesses and society. The sustainability reports can be viewed here: http://www.ebchinaintl.com/en/csr/sustainability.php。