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26 Sep 2019

Swire Properties Among Top 10 Most Sustainable Real Estate Developers in the World, Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Company tops Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark and
Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index 2019 again


Swire Properties’ sustainable development (SD) work has once again achieved exemplary results, with the Company taking leadership positions in three acclaimed SD-related indices, including the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) and Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index 2019.

Guy Bradley, Chief Executive of Swire Properties said, “To attain such exceptional results in three of the world’s most recognised SD-indices is wonderful news. These are significant achievements on our journey to realising our SD 2030 vision. Innovation has been key, and our accomplishments this year include being the only real estate developer in Hong Kong and Mainland China to commit to the Science-Based Targets initiative (“SBTi”), which will significantly reduce our carbon footprint; and securing our first sustainability-linked loan.”  

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) – Top Ten Globally, No. 1 in Asia
For the third year in a row, Swire Properties was the only constituent company from Hong Kong and Mainland China to be listed in the Index. The Company ranked eighth this year out of 23 top-tier real estate developers from around the world, and was No. 1 in Asia, reinforcing its position as one of the global leaders in SD. 

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (“GRESB”) – Global Sector Leader
The Company once again took a leading position in this year’s GRESB, retaining the No. 1 spot in the Other (mixed-use development) category; a position it has held for the past two years. What’s more, Swire Properties maintained its “5-Star” rating, the highest possible score, for the third year in a row.

Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index 2019 – Top Company
In Hong Kong, the Company topped the Index for the second consecutive year, receiving the highest total score among all index constituents, while also maintaining an “AAA” sustainability rating, the highest possible grading. Swire Properties was the only company to receive this rating among more than 450 assessed stocks, once again reinforcing its position as the top sustainable development organisation in the city. 

To find out more about Swire Properties’ sustainable development efforts and achievements, as well as its SD 2030 Strategy, please refer to the Company’s latest SD Report: https://sd.swireproperties.com/2018/en  


For more information on the awards, indices and benchmarks:

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World)
http://www.sustainability-indices.com/   

Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB)
https://gresb.com/2019-real-estate-results/ 

Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index 2019
https://www.hsi.com.hk/eng