NWS Holdings selected as constituent of Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index for five running years


(8 September 2015, Hong Kong) NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings” or the “Group”; Hong Kong stock code: 659) has been selected as a constituent stock of Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index (“HSSUSB”) for the fifth consecutive year, with effect from 14 September 2015, reflecting the Group’s continual outstanding performance on environmental, social and corporate governance.

The HSSUSB, launched in 2011, is one of the five indexes under the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series that provide a credible benchmark for sustainable investments by measuring the price performance of sizable and liquid Hong Kong and Mainland China listed companies and their sustainability performance. Companies are assessed for its performance on organizational governance, human rights, labour practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues and community involvement and development. A total of 91 companies have been selected as constituents of HSSUSB in the latest review

NWS Holdings Chief Executive Officer Tsang Yam Pui remarked, “Corporate sustainability is at the heart of NWS Holdings’ business, and we strive for continuous improvement in every aspect of our operations, including transport, construction and facilities management in our home base in Hong Kong. The Group’s inclusion in the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index since its debut reaffirms our position as a sustainable company and underscores the values we have created for our shareholders and the community at large.”

As an effort to improve corporate transparency and stakeholder engagement, the Group last year published its first stand-alone Sustainability Report and a dedicated website using the latest Global Reporting Initiative G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and referencing the Environmental, Social and Governance Reporting Guide issued by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. For details, please visit sr.nws.com.hk.


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This press release is also available on the Group’s website ( www.nws.com.hk).

NWS Holdings Limited

NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings”, Hong Kong stock code: 659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 17), operates businesses in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau. Its Infrastructure portfolio includes Roads, Environment, Logistics and Aviation projects. Its Services portfolio comprises Facilities Management (the management of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Free Duty), Construction & Transport (construction, bus and ferry services) and Strategic Investments.

For further information, please contact:

NWS Holdings Limited
Gray Chan
Manager – Corporate Communication
Tel : (852) 2131 3801
E-mail: graychan@nws.com.hk