04 Sep 2017
Everbright International Chosen As A Constituent Stock Of Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index For Fourth Consecutive Year4 September 2017, Hong Kong – China Everbright International Limited ("Everbright International" or the "Group") (HKSE: 00257) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index and is to be included in the Hang Seng (Mainland and HK) Corporate Sustainability Index for the fourth year running. In addition, the Group has continued to be a constituent member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index for the seventh consecutive year.
This year, a total of 95 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 areas, 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.
With fourteen years of exploration and effort since its transformation into an environmental protection business in 2003, Everbright International has developed into the world's leading investor and operator of waste-to-energy projects. The Group has always adhered to its core value that "An enterprise is not only the Creator of Wealth, but also the Safeguard of Environmental and Social Responsibility", and keeps a strong sense of social responsibility, in the investment, construction and operation of its over 240 environmental protection projects. Many of the Group's environmental protection projects have been selected as hubs for environmental protection education, as well as being places that support the increasing interest in environmental science, act as demonstration sites for the circular economy, and offer themselves as industrial tourism attractions.
As the Group steadily pushed forward the development of its environmental protection business, Everbright International's reputation for branding and quality has been further strengthened. Following its inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in 2016 for the first time and being the only company from Mainland China and Hong Kong to be included in the index, the Group has been included in the FTSE4Good Index this year. The Group's inclusions in these global indexes reflect the fact that Everbright International has already become one of the world's most sustainable companies and is able to effectively lead the healthy development of the industry.