08 Sep 2016
Everbright International Added Into Dow Jones Sustainability World Index8 September 2016, Hong Kong – China Everbright International Limited ("Everbright International" or the "Company") (HKSE: 00257) is pleased to announce that it has been selected to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for its remarkable performance in achieving sustainable development, in which it is the only Chinese company and Hong Kong listed company that was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2016. The Company has also been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index. This is the first time that Everbright International has made it onto the lists of these two indices, which will both be effective on Monday 19 September 2016.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index ("DJSI") is compiled by Dow Jones and RobecoSAM Group annually and is the longest-running global sustainability benchmark system. Using a "best-in-class" approach, the DJSI assesses corporate sustainability performance and the capabilities of the world's leading sustainable development corporations from economic, environmental and social development perspectives. Only the most sustainable companies in each industry are selected to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the Index is an internationally-recognized benchmark to measure social responsibility and sustainable development. Everbright International's inclusion in the DJSI is a recognition of the Company's performance in relation to sustainable development and its leadership in the industry globally.
Mr. Chen Xiaoping, CEO of Everbright International said, "We are very honored to be the only company from China and Hong Kong to be included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index this year. This is a testament to the work Everbright International has done to successfully establish itself as a leading player in the industry internationally, and it is further evidence of solid progress we have made towards becoming a globally advanced company. It has been 13 years since Everbright International set foot in the environmental protection industry and already our development track record has been recognized on the global stage. As such, we see sustainable development as our future direction and it will be the focus of our next phase of development. We will continue to strengthen ourselves in order to create greater value for our shareholders and society as we progress towards the goal of sustainable development."