29 Aug 2019
Everbright International Chosen as a Constituent Stock of Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index for Sixth Consecutive Year
Hong Kong, 29 August 2019 – China Everbright International Limited ("Everbright International" or the "Group") (HKSE: 257) 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 sixth year running. The inclusions will be effective from 9 September 2019 (Monday).
This year, a total of 89 Hong Kong-listed companies have been selected as constituent members of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index, with Everbright International being included in the index for the ninth consecutive year. China Everbright Greentech Limited ("Everbright Greentech") (HKSE: 1257), a subsidiary of the Group, has also been included in this index for the second year running.
Among these 89 listed companies, the top 30 performers in sustainable development areas, such as 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.
Mr. Wang Tianyi, CEO of Everbright International, said: "As a leading player in the environmental protection industry, Everbright International has stood by its core value of ‘Creating better investment value and undertaking more social responsibility' and continued exploring a path towards sustainable development that simultaneously benefits the environment, society and economy. In recognition of the Group's dedication and hard work in the ecological and environmental protection, Everbright International has received many awards in relation to sustainability at home and abroad so far this year. The inclusion of Everbright International and Everbright Greentech in the Hang Seng Index Series is also a testament to the Group's excellent performance in sustainable development. Everbright International will continue committing to its mission of being ‘Devoted to Ecology and Environment for a Beautiful China', remain true to its original aspirations, and strive towards integrating corporate social responsibility into every level of its daily operations, as it aims to achieve harmony and coordinated development among businesses, society and the environment."