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Oxfam ESG Transparency Survey

Oxfam ESG Transparency Survey

Posted on: 04.11.2015

Survey on the Hang Seng Index (HSI) Constituent Companies’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Transparency and Quality

RepuTex is pleased to announce its research project on behalf of Oxfam Hong Kong to assess the ESG transparency and performance of the 50 constituents within Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Flagship Index.

Oxfam considers corporate social responsibility is vital in poverty alleviation. In 2008 and 2009, Oxfam conducted two pioneer surveys to study the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Hang Seng Index constituent companies. It is positive to note that most of companies involved, including media and government, showed positive responses to the studies and many organisations have demonstrated concrete improvements throughout recent years.

In 2015, Oxfam will carry out a new survey on the “Hang Seng Index Constituent Companies’ ESG Transparency and Quality”. Oxfam has commissioned RepuTex to execute the research process from October to December 2015. The assessment will be undertaken against core criteria and indicators in the environmental, social, governance and workplace categories. The initial assessment will be made by RepuTex analysts using public domain information (e.g. company websites, annual and sustainability reports, market announcements, market briefings etc.) RepuTex will also draw on valuable input from companies themselves and other credible third parties to finalise research findings.

Participation by constituent companies within the Hang Seng Index is strongly encouraged. All HSI companies are required to submit any additional non-public information to RepuTex by Monday 30th November 2015 using the Feedback and Verification Form which has already been provided to companies by RepuTex. All additional information is to be transferred to RepuTex using the following URL: https://www.wetransfer.com/

RepuTex’s ESG methodology and criteria definitions for this project are available for download at the links below.

All companies will be ranked based on all public domain information and company input. Research findings will be published and made publicly available in the coming months.

If you have any enquiries about the survey, please email Ms Martha Grossman, Director of ESG Research at RepuTex: martha.grossman@reputex.com or Mr Samson Chow, Policy Research Officer of Oxfam Hong Kong: samson.chow@oxfam.org.hk or 3120-5294.

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