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13 Oct 2016

Swire Properties Included in 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index and FTSE4Good Index

Swire Properties is pleased to announce that it has been listed in five leading global and regional sustainability benchmarks this year. The recognition comes from the company’s second-year inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index and first-time listing in the FTSE4Good Index, both  of which are world leading indices designed to identify companies that perform exceptionally well in sustainable development. More than 3,400 companies were evaluated for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), and Swire Properties continues to be one of only three developers out of the nine Hong Kong companies listed in the 2016 DJSI Asia Pacific Index. In addition, the company was included as a 2016 constituent in the MSCI World ESG Index for the third straight year.

Swire Properties has also been recognised by two other regional sustainability benchmarks: the 2016 Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking, which recognised the company as one of the 100 most sustainable corporations in Asia and one of the top three in Hong Kong; and the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index, which listed the company for the second year for its notable achievement in and commitment to sustainable development.

“The recognition from these leading global and regional sustainability indices is very encouraging,” said Guy Bradley, Chief Executive of Swire Properties. “Sustainable development is central to the way we do business. As a core principle, we incorporate the best sustainable development practices into all the facets of our operations, from planning and design through to construction and management.

“The recent recognition provides future motivation for us to commit to maintaining world-class standards in our property developments, and surpassing the expectations of our stakeholders,” Guy added.

To find out more about Swire Properties’ efforts in corporate sustainability, please visit the company’s Sustainable Development Reports site: www.swireproperties.com/en/sustainability/sustainable-development-reports.aspx  

For more about the five benchmarks, please refer to their respective websites:

Dow Jones Sustainability Index: www.sustainability-indices.com/

FTSE4Good Index: www.ftse.com/products/indices/FTSE4Good

MSCI World ESG Index: www.msci.com/esg-indexes  

Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking: sustainability-ranking.channelnewsasia.com/

Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index: www.hsi.com.hk/HSI-Net/HSI-Net