19 Jan 2017
Everbright International Receives "Silver Class" Distinction from RobecoSAM
Another International Recognition for Its Sustainable Development Achievements19 January 2017, Hong Kong – China Everbright International Limited ("Everbright International" or the "Group") (HKSE: 00257) is pleased to announce that the Group has been awarded the Silver Class distinction in RobecoSAM's 2017 Sustainability Yearbook for its outstanding performance in and overall score for sustainable development. This is the first time that the Group has been included in RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook, and it is also the first company from mainland China and Hong Kong in recent years to have received the RobecoSAM distinction in the Sustainability Yearbook. This recognition once again affirms Everbright International's excellent performance in terms of sustainable development, and also proves that the Group has become one of the best companies in the world for sustainable development capabilities.
The Sustainability Yearbook is published by RobecoSAM, a professional sustainable investment institution that aims to discover enterprises with outstanding sustainability development performance on economic, environmental and social aspects. The Sustainability Yearbook is renowned for being the most comprehensive and precise global publication on sustainable development, and according to RobecoSAM, in 2016, there were 466 eligible enterprises from 32 countries and regions included the 2017 Sustainability Yearbook. There are two mainland China enterprises and six Hong Kong enterprises included, among them was Everbright International, which was the only one to receive the RobecoSAM distinction recognition.
Mr. Chen Xiaoping, CEO of Everbright International, said, "Receiving another international recognition for its sustainable development practices shows that the efforts made by Everbright International to promote sustainable development are widely recognized in the international community. During the past few years, we have always adhered to the core value that An Enterprise is not only a Creator of Wealth, but also the Safeguard of Environmental and Social Responsibility' and have proactively put our responsibility into action as we have strived to be a devoted guardian of environmental quality. Over the past year or so, we took the lead among our peers to disclose emissions data and environmental management information relating to our operational waste-to-energy projects. In addition, we have successively disclosed the environmental impact assessments of our operating waste-to-energy projects and have published the levels of their environmental indicators on a monthly, daily and hourly basis. As a result, we have matched our environmental and social responsibilities and commitments with action."
Mr. Chen continued, "Everbright International will continue to adopt industry leading technology, apply advanced management practices and ensure high standards to promote the long-term and healthy development of the Group's businesses and ensure its sustainable development. Looking forward, we will promote our vision for advanced sustainable development in the international market and play an active role in driving forward the internationalization of Chinese waste-to-energy technology as we strive to become the most prominent Chinese company in the global environmental protection sector. We will continue to explore sustainable development in various contexts with the aim of providing long-term returns for our shareholders and making a continuous contribution to our society and environment."