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

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.

HKEX’s 2012 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.

HKEX’s 2012 Annual Report was granted the Gold Award (Hang Seng Index Category).

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 eighth consecutive year in recognition of its good corporate citizenship, and may continue to use the Caring Company Logo from 1 May 2013 to 28 February 2014.

Corporate and Employee Contribution Programme 2012/13 - Certificate of Appreciation and Special Thanks

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 153 member agencies to provide timely support to more than 2.1 million needy in Hong Kong.

HKEX and its employees received the Certificate of Appreciation for their contributions made during the period from 1 April to 31 December 2012.

HKEX also received Special Thanks for providing the fundraising platform, Stock Code Balloting for Charity Scheme, for companies to invest in local social welfare services when they first listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Nearly HK$480 million has been raised through the Scheme since its launch in 1999, and over HK$32 million was raised between 1 April and 31 December 2012.

Corporate Governance Asia Recognition Awards 2013

Corporate Governance Asia

HKEX was named as one of the Icons on Corporate Governance in recognition of its continuous adherence to the highest standards of business practices.

Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index - Component Stock

S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and RobecoSAM AG

The Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index and respective subsets track the performance of the top 20% of the 600 largest Australian, Hong Kong, Japanese, Korean, New Zealand, Singaporean and Taiwanese companies in the S&P Global BMI (Broad Market Index) that lead the field in terms of sustainability. 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.

2013 ET Carbon Ranking Leader Award

Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO)

EIO assesses the carbon ranking of the 300 largest companies across the BRICS countries according to greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure.

HKEX was ranked within the top 10 in the BRICS region and received the 2013 ET Carbon Ranking Leader Award.

Euronext Vigeo World 120 Index - Component Stock

NYSE Euronext and Vigeo

Euronext Vigeo World 120 Index was launched on 1 December 2012 to promote and support responsible investment. It comprises the 120 highest-ranking listed companies from Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and North America based on 38 Environmental, Social and Governance criteria.

HKEX has been included as a component stock in the Euronext Vigeo World 120 Index since 1 December 2012.

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.

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.

HKEX has been included as a component stock in the STOXX® Global ESG Leaders Indices since September 2011.