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

Asset’s Triple A recognition

The Asset

The Asset’s annual Triple A recognition represents the industry’s most prestigious awards for banking, finance, treasury and the capital markets due to their rigorous assessment process.

HKEX received the Corporate Awards 2009 - HKEX was granted the Platinum Award for All-Round Excellence in Financial Performance, Management, Corporate Governance, Social Responsibility, Environmental Responsibility and 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 fourth consecutive year, HKEX’s 2008 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 2008 Annual Report was granted the Platinum Award (Hang Seng Index Category).

Caring Company Award - 2008/09

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 fourth consecutive year in recognition of its good corporate citizenship in 2008/09.

Corporate and Employee Contribution Programme 2008/09 - 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 2008/09.

Corporate Governance Score-card 2009 Survey

The Hong Kong Institute of Directors and Hong Kong Baptist University

HKEX was named as one of the top 10 Hong Kong listed companies with best corporate governance practices.

CSR Survey of HSI Constituents Companies 2009 - One of the CSR Leaders among the HSI Constituent Companies

Oxfam Hong Kong

Oxfam Hong Kong’s Corporate Social Responsibility Survey of Hang Seng Index Constituent Companies provides a general representation of how the biggest companies in the Hong Kong stock market are addressing important social and environmental issues within their business strategies.

HKEX was named as one of the CSR leaders among the HSI constituent companies in 2009.

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.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Certification 2009/2010

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 Vicwood Plaza, One International Finance Centre, Worldwide House and Chinachem Exchange Square

IR Magazine Hong Kong and Taiwan Awards 2008

IR Magazine

In the IR Magazine Hong Kong and Taiwan Awards 2008, HKEX received the Certificates of Excellence and has been awarded points in the following 3 categories:

  • Grand Prix for best overall IR by a Hong Kong domiciled large cap listed on the Hong Kong Exchange

  • Best Investor Relations Officer at a Hong Kong domiciled company listed on the Hong Kong Exchange

  • Best IR by a CEO at a Hong Kong domiciled company listed on the Hong Kong Exchange

Volunteer Service 2008 - 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 over 1,000 service hours in 2008.