20 Aug 2020
Everbright International Chosen as a Constituent Stock of Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index for Seventh Consecutive Year
Hong Kong, 20 August 2020 – China Everbright International Limited ("Everbright International" or the "Company") (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 seventh year running. The Company has also been included in the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index ("Benchmark Index") for the tenth consecutive year. Such index review results by Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited will be effective from 7 September 2020 (Monday).
A total of 103 Hong Kong-listed companies have been selected as constituent members of the Benchmark Index this year. Among these companies, Everbright International and the other 29 companies were selected as the constituent stocks of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index, as they are regarded the top 30 performers in sustainable development areas, such as social responsibility, corporate governance and environmental management. In order to provide an objective and reliable benchmark for sustainable development investment, the assessment process took into consideration the results of a sustainability evaluation conducted by an independent professional assessment body. Separately, China Everbright Greentech Limited (HKSE: 1257), a subsidiary of the Company, has also been included in the Benchmark Index for the third year running.