HKEX has been rated highly or awarded by both local and overseas rating agencies or professional institutions in recognition of its achievement in corporate governance and CSR. The related recognitions and ratings granted to HKEX are set out below. It should be noted that the published corporate governance ratings, grades and evaluations reflect the opinions of those professional institutions/governance rating agencies and are not recommendations to buy, sell or hold any of HKEX's securities.

 

Recognition / Rating
Organisation Details
2008


Asset’s Triple A recognition

The Asset

The Asset’s annual Triple A recognition represents the industry’s most prestigious awards for banking, finance, treasury and the capital markets due to their rigorous assessment process.

HKEX received the Corporate Awards 2008 - HKEX was named as the best company in Hong Kong in terms of corporate governance.

Best Annual Reports Awards

Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA)

To encourage the publication of annual reports and accounts which are accurate, informative and well-presented to shareholders, employees and others who may have interest in the performance and activities of the organisation in question, the HKMA organises “Best Annual Reports Awards” each year to give recognition to outstanding annual reports published.

For the third consecutive year, HKEX’s 2007 Annual Report was granted the Gold Award (General Category).

Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)

The HKICPA launched the “Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards” in 2000 with the dual objectives of encouraging and promoting good corporate governance disclosures and practices, and acknowledging those locally-listed companies and public sector/not-for-profit organisations that exemplified the best corporate governance standards in Hong Kong, as reflected in their annual reports.

For the second consecutive year, HKEX’s 2007 Annual Report was granted the Gold Award (Hang Seng Index Category).

Caring Company Award -2007/08

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

The Caring Company Scheme launched by The Hong Kong Council of Social Service recognises companies which demonstrate good corporate citizenship. The assessment criteria include caring for the community, caring for employees and caring for the environment.

HKEX received the Caring Company Award for the third consecutive year in recognition of its good corporate citizenship in 2007/08.

Corporate and Employee Contribution Programme 2007/08 - Bronze Award

The Community Chest of Hong Kong

The Community Chest of Hong Kong recognises organisations and their employees for their generous contributions made towards the Corporate and Employee Contribution Programme. All donations received are passed on in full to the Chest’s member agencies to provide a wide spectrum of social services for various community groups and needs.

HKEX and its employees received the Bronze Award for their contributions in 2007/08.

CSR Survey of HSI Constituents Companies 2008 - One of the CSR Leaders among the HSI Constituent Companies

Oxfam Hong Kong

Oxfam Hong Kong’s Corporate Social Responsibility Survey of Hang Seng Index Constituent Companies provides a general representation of how the biggest companies in the Hong Kong stock market are addressing important social and environmental issues within their business strategies.

HKEX was named as one of the CSR leaders among the HSI constituent companies in 2008.

FTSE4Good Index Series - Constituent Company

FTSE International Limited (FTSE)

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to create a family of benchmark and tradable indices in response to the growing interest in socially responsible investment around the world.

HKEX has been recognised by the FTSE4Good Policy Committee as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series since September 2005.

2007


Asset’s Triple A recognition

The Asset

HKEX received the Corporate Governance Rankings 2007 - HKEX was named as one of the best companies in Hong Kong in terms of corporate governance.

Best Annual Reports Awards

HKMA

For the second consecutive year, HKEX’s 2006 Annual Report was granted the Gold Award (General Category) and Winner in the Citation for Achievement in Corporate Governance Disclosure (General Category).

Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards

HKICPA

HKEX’s 2006 Annual Report was granted the Gold Award (Hang Seng Index Category).

Caring Company Award - 2006/07

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

HKEX received the Caring Company Award for the second consecutive year in recognition of its good corporate citizenship in 2006/07.

CG Watch 2007 - Corporate Governance in Asia

CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets (CLSA) and Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)

The CLSA and the ACGA jointly surveyed corporate governance issues and progress in 11 Asian markets including Japan, and published a report “CG Watch 2007 - Corporate Governance in Asia” in September 2007, in which, HKEX was ranked the third among the over 100 large-cap companies in terms of corporate governance.

Corporate and Employee Contribution Programme 2006/07 - Bronze Award

The Community Chest of Hong Kong

HKEX and its employees received the Bronze Award for their contributions in 2006/07.

FTSE4Good Index Series - Constituent Company

FTSE

HKEX has been recognised by the FTSE4Good Policy Committee as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series since September 2005.

IR Magazine Hong Kong Awards 2006

IR Magazine

IR Magazine commissioned a market research agency to carry out the Investor Perception Study (Asia 2006/2007) in 2006 with the purpose of identifying the leading companies in the field of investor relations in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore markets.

Based on the study, HKEX received an Honourable Mention at the IR Magazine Hong Kong Awards 2006 in January 2007.

2006


Best Annual Reports Awards

HKMA

HKEX’s 2005 Annual Report was granted the Gold Award (General Category) and Winner in the Citation for Achievement in Corporate Governance Disclosure (General Category).

Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards

HKICPA

HKEX’s 2005 Annual Report was granted the Platinum Award (Non-Hang Seng Index Category).

Caring Company Award -2005/06

The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

HKEX received the Caring Company Award for the first time in recognition of its good corporate citizenship in 2005/06.

FTSE4Good Index Series - Constituent Company

FTSE

HKEX has been recognised by the FTSE4Good Policy Committee as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series since September 2005.

Survey on Corporate Governance of Hong Kong Listed Companies

The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD) and City University of Hong Kong

HKEX was named as one of the top 10 Hong Kong listed companies with best corporate governance practices.

2005


Best Annual Reports Awards

HKMA

HKEX’s 2004 Annual Report was granted the Bronze Award (General Category).

Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards

HKICPA

For the third consecutive year, HKEX’s 2004 Annual Report was granted the Diamond Award (Non-Hang Seng Index Category).

CG Watch 2005 - Corporate Governance in Asia

CLSA and ACGA

The CLSA and the ACGA jointly surveyed corporate governance issues and progress in 10 Asian markets excluding Japan, and published a report “CG Watch 2005 - Corporate Governance in Asia” in October 2005, in which, HKEX was ranked the first among the medium-caps.

Directors Of The Year Awards

HKIoD

Since 2001, the HKIoD has been awarding the “Directors Of The Year Awards” every year to those who are exemplary in their commitment to and performance in their roles and duties of directors.

The Board, Mr Charles Y K Lee and Mr Paul M Y Chow were named as the top board of directors, non-executive director and executive director for the year of 2005 under the category of “Listed Company (SEHK Main Board - Constituents of Hang Seng Indices)” respectively.

FTSE ISS Corporate Governance Index Series

FTSE and Institutional Shareholder Services, Inc (ISS)

FTSE ISS Corporate Governance Index Series provides investors with a measure of the performance of companies with good corporate governance rankings.

HKEX was mentioned by FTSE and ISS in April 2005 as one of the 5 companies in Asia, which exhibited highly ranked corporate governance practices.

FTSE4Good Index Series - Constituent Company

FTSE

HKEX has been recognised by the FTSE4Good Policy Committee as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series effective September 2005.

2004


Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards

HKICPA

For the second consecutive year, HKEX’s 2003 Annual Report was granted the Diamond Award (Non-Hang Seng Index Category).

Survey on Corporate Governance of Hong Kong Listed Companies

HKIoD and City University of Hong Kong

HKEX was named as one of the top 10 Hong Kong listed companies with best corporate governance practices.

2003


Best Annual Reports Awards

HKMA

For the third consecutive year, HKEX’s 2002 Annual Report was granted an Honourable Mention (General Category).

Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards

HKICPA

HKEX’s 2002 Annual Report was granted the Diamond Award (Non-Hang Seng Index Category).

2002


Best Annual Reports Awards

HKMA

For the second consecutive year, HKEX’s 2001 Annual Report was granted an Honourable Mention (General Category).

2001


Best Annual Reports Awards

HKMA

HKEX’s 2000 Annual Report was granted an Honourable Mention (General Category).