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 2014 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 2014 Annual Report was granted the Gold Award (Hang Seng Index Category).

Best Exchange for Offshore RMB Equity Future/Option

Best Exchange for Offshore RMB FX Future

The Asian Banker

HKEX has been recognised by Asian Banker as the “Best Exchange for Offshore RMB Equity Future/Option” and the “Best Exchange for Offshore RMB FX Future” for 2015.

Caring Company Award - 10 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 tenth consecutive year in recognition of its good corporate citizenship, and may continue to use the Caring Company Logo from 1 March 2015 to 29 February 2016.

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.

Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Global - Constituent Company

Forum ETHIBEL and Vigeo

The Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Global contains a variable number of shares from companies that are included in the Russell Global Index and display the best performances in terms of corporate social responsibility. Currently the index collects companies from Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

“Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing has been reconfirmed as a constituent of the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Global since 23/03/2015.”

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.