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

Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards 2011

Corporate Governance Asia (CGA)

The Chief Executive, Mr Charles X Li, was chosen as one of the award recipients.

Asian Excellence Recognition Awards 2011

CGA

HKEX was included in the Best Investor Relations (Hong Kong Company) category, and the Chief Executive, Mr Charles X Li, was chosen as one of Asia’s Best CEOs (Investor Relations).

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 second consecutive year, HKEX’s 2010 Annual Report was granted the Best Report Award.

Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)

The HKICPA launched the “Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards” (BCGDA) 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. In 2011, a new award – Sustainability and Social Responsibility Reporting Award was introduced into the BCGDA to acknowledge the increasing expectations from investors and the public for companies to adopt environmentally-friendly and sustainable practices and to conduct their businesses in a socially responsible manner.

HKEX’s 2010 Annual Report was granted the Platinum Award (Hang Seng Index Category) for the third consecutive year, and the Sustainability and Social Responsibility Reporting Award.

Caring Company Award - 5 Years Plus

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 sixth consecutive year in recognition of its good corporate citizenship in 2010/11.

Corporate and Employee Contribution Programme 2010/11 - 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 2010/11.

Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards 2011

CGA

For the second consecutive year, HKEX was chosen as one of the award recipients.

Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index - Component Stock

SAM Indexes GmbH

The Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index represents the top 20% of the largest 600 companies in the Asia Pacific developed region in the Dow Jones Global Total Stock Market Index based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. The Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index was first calculated in January 2009.

HKEX has been included as a component stock in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index since September 2010.

FTSE4Good Index Series - Constituent Company

FTSE International Limited

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.

Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series - Constituent Company

Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited

The Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series, launched by Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited in July 2010, includes listed companies that have attained a high standard of performance in environmental, social and corporate governance aspects.

HKEX has been included as a constituent company in the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series since July 2010.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Certification 2011/2012

Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR Government

The IAQ Certification Scheme launched by the HKSAR Government promotes the assessment of IAQ of premises/buildings and maintenance of IAQ at a certified level. A voluntary/self-regulatory certification approach is adopted for annual certification.

HKEX’s offices achieved the following certifications:

  • Excellent Class Certification for offices at Exchange Square and PCCW Tower

  • Good Class Certification for offices at Infinitus Plaza (formerly Vicwood Plaza), One International Finance Centre, Worldwide House and Chinachem Exchange Square

RepuTex Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Rating of ‘A+’

RepuTex

RepuTex ESG Ratings run from ‘AAA’ (positive) to ‘D’ (at risk), based on the company’s overall ESG performance score. RepuTex Ratings from ‘AA’ to ‘BB’ may be assigned a plus (+) or minus (-) sign to show relative standing within the rating bands.

HKEX has been assigned a RepuTex ESG Rating of ‘A+’ (Satisfactory) which indicates strong sustainability performance.

STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Indices – Component Stock

STOXX Limited

The STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Indices were launched in September 2011 to provide investors access to the most socially responsible companies across the globe, and help investors integrate ESG factors into their investment portfolios.

Volunteer Service 2010 - Gold Award

Social Welfare Department, HKSAR Government

Under the Volunteer Movement, a territory wide movement jointly launched by the Social Welfare Department, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service and various NGOs, awards are given to organisations in recognition of their contribution of volunteer service hours to the community.

HKEX received Gold Award for Volunteer Service for its contribution of almost 3,000 service hours in 2010.

World Finance 2011 Exchanges & Brokers Awards

World Finance

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited was voted the Best Sustainable Stock Exchange (Asia) in the 2011 Exchanges & Brokers Awards by the readers of World Finance.