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Key sustainability ratings and awards

Key sustainability ratings

CLP has maintained its standing in key sustainability ratings. The performance scores received in 2019 were based on 2018 calendar year performance data.

Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index

The DJSI is a globally recognised index which includes companies from a wide spectrum of industries. Inclusion in DJSI is based on a company’s score in the RobecoSAM’s Sustainability Assessment Methodology. CLP has been a constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) and Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific 40 Index (DJSI Asia Pacific 40) since the launch of both indices in 2009.

2019

20181

2017

Company score

73

69

70

Electric utilities industry average score

45

46

50

Asia-Pacific average score

64

60

67

  1. The introduction of a revised scoring methodology means the result cannot be compared directly with that of the previous year.
Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index

The Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index helps the market better understand CLP's sustainability performance relative to other Hong Kong and Mainland Chinese companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. CLP has been listed on the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index and Hang Seng (Mainland China and Hong Kong) Corporate Sustainability Index since their inception in 2010. HKQAA conducts the assessment and provides a rating for assessed companies.

2019

2018

2017

HKQAA Rating

AA-

AA-

A+

FTSE4Good

The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. CLP was included in the FTSE4Good Index in June 2018.

2019

2018

2017

Overall Scores

3.7

4.0

3.3

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes 

CLP has been included in the MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes (previously MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes) since 2015.

2019

2018

2017

Overall Scores

AA

AA

A

CDP

CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, runs a global disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. CLP has provided data for CDP – Climate Change since its launch in 2002, and currently discloses through the Climate Change and Water initiatives.

2019

2018

2017

CDP Climate Change Score

B

B

B

CDP Water Score

B-

B

A

Key ESG awards

In addition to being benchmarked by global sustainability indices, CLP has also received awards and recognition over 2019 for its sustainability reporting and performance. These are the key awards which recognised CLP.

Best Corporate Governance Awards − Sustainability and Social Responsibility Reporting Award

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

For the ninth successive year, CLP received a Sustainability and Social Responsibility Reporting Award in the Best Corporate Governance Awards presented by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Hong Kong Sustainability Award and the Sustainability Reporting Award

The Hong Kong Management Association

CLP was bestowed with The Hong Kong Management Association's Sustainability Reporting Award in the general category for the eighth successive year since the award was introduced in 2012. CLP also won a Sustainability Award which recognises organisations that demonstrated due consideration to the economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainability, while achieving good business and organisational performance.

Sustainability Reporting Award – Private Sector and Gold Award

Australasian Reporting Awards

The 2018 CLP Sustainability Report won the Sustainability Reporting Award – Private Sector, along with a Gold Award. Besides, the 2017 Sustainability Report was named the winner of the Joint ARA-Hong Kong Management Association Award for Sustainability Reporting.

BDO ESG Awards

BDO Hong Kong

CLP won the ESG Report of the Year, Best in ESG and Best in Reporting awards in the Large Market Capitalisation category.

Best ESG Materiality Reporting (Large Cap) Award

IR Magazine

CLP won the Best ESG Materiality Reporting (Large cap) Award of IR Magazine Awards, Greater China 2019. This award recognises the achievement of companies that produce clear investor-facing communications about ESG issues that are material to their business.

Sustainability Leaders Award – Mega Large Business, Process Sector

Frost & Sullivan and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

The Award recognises companies that are well equipped to respond to the emerging opportunities and risks resulting from sustainability trends, based on a comprehensive assessment process, involving interviews with senior management and front line staff over a three-day period. CLP India was named the Sustainability Leaders in the Mega Large Business category.

Sustainability performance metrics

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