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CSR Survey of Hang Seng Index Constituent Companies 2009

Oxfam Hong Kong has released its second Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Survey on 42 Hang Seng Index (HSI) Constituent Companies. Hong Kong’s largest and most liquid listed companies are scoring high marks on engaging stakeholders and are increasingly aware of the importance of CSR strategy and reporting. Still, a majority of them have failed to embrace CSR in its totality. The blue chip companies are weakest in incorporating CSR policies and monitoring systems into their supply chains, adopting specific targets to reduce negative impacts of their operations on the environment, and contributing to long-term community investment strategy (beyond charity donations).

The HSI or Blue Chip companies were rated in six areas:
1. CSR strategy and reporting
2. Stakeholder engagement
3. Workplace
4. Environment performance
5. Supply chain
6. Community investment

They were ranked into three groups:
Leaders: 60-100 points (29%)
Mainstream: 40-59 points (45%)
Laggards: below 40 points (26%)

At A Glance 
Publish an independent CSR Report57%
Use Global Reporting Initiative40%
Set environmental targets43%
Offer paternity leave55%
Code of Conduct with suppliers69%
Community investment aligned with national or Millennium Development Goals19%
System to measure impact of Community investments29%


RankName of CompanyTotal Score %RankName of CompanyTotal Score %
1HSBC80%21China Construction Bank48%
2CLP77%23Ping An47%
3China Mobile76%24China Unicom46%
4Cathay Pacific74%25Bank of East Asia45%
5MTR Corp71%26Bank of China
(Hong Kong)
6Hong Kong and China Gas69%27China Resources Power43%
6Foxconn69%27Hang Lung43%
8Swire Pacific67%29PetroChina42%
9Hang Seng Bank66%30ICBC41%
10HK Exchanges & Clearing63%31Bank of China40%
10Sun Hung Kai63%32CNOOC38%
12Li & Fung61%33China Overseas33%
13HK Electric56%33China Merchants33%
14Tencent56%35Bank of Communications31%
15Sino Land53%35China Life Insurance31%
16New World Development52%37Aluminium Corp of China30%
17China Resources Enterprise51%38Hutchison Whampoa29%
17Esprit51%39CITIC Pacific25%
17China Shenhua51%40Wharf Holdings20%
17Henderson Land Development51%41Cheung Kong Holdings16%
21Sinopec48%42COSCO Pacific13%


Download the report in PDF (1.87MB)

Oxfam Hong Kong and CSR
Oxfam Hong Kong believes that when the private sector adopts policies and practices on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in its operations, it helps translate the positive aspects of its business activities, such as economic growth, fair labour practices and good environmental protection, into development that favors poor people. All of this is in line with Oxfam Hong Kong’s vision of alleviating poverty. Oxfam Hong Kong’s goal is to influence companies to improve their policies and practices and avoid harming people and the environment. Through CSR, Oxfam Hong Kong also aims to promote ethical consumption decisions and investment choices.