Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee
The Board of Directors of HKEX (Board) has delegated the day-to-day responsibility for all corporate governance (CG) and CSR-related matters to the ESG Committee (previously the CSR Committee which was established in September 2008 and was restructured to become the ESG Committee in April 2011). Details of HKEX’s CG framework are set out on the HKEX Group website
The ESG Committee consists of 5 Board members, including the Board Chairman who acts as the ESG Committee's chairman, the Company's Chief Executive and 3 other Board members. The ESG Committee shall report to the Board on a regular basis.
CSR Working Group
The CSR Working Group was established in January 2010 under a CSR Management System Framework endorsed by the CSR Committee. The CSR Working Group comprises CSR Coordinators from each Division and Department within HKEX and is primarily responsible for operating and maintaining the CSR Management System and promoting CSR awareness across the Company.
CSR Management System
Building on the above governance structure, a CSR Management System comprising implementation procedures, CSR guidelines and management system documents was developed and adopted in November 2010 to further strengthen our management of CSR performance and CSR impacts arising from our operations.
The CSR Management System was formulated with reference to the ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems standard and includes elements that are relevant to HKEX's business nature and operations. Accordingly, a CSR Manual which defines the CSR Management System and provides managerial direction and technical guidance for the implementation of CSR best practices was established and made available to all employees via the HKEX Intranet.
The CSR Manual is reviewed and revised by the CSR Working Group where and when necessary to support the on-going development of HKEX’s CSR commitment and initiatives in the changing business environment. Specific training on the implementation of the CSR Management System has been provided to the CSR Working Group and other representatives of each Division and Department within HKEX.