ANTA Sports leads in the S&P Global ESG Scores
Promising Results Reflect Strong Commitment to Integrating ESG into Strategic Development
Hong Kong, 29 November 2022 – ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or the "Company", stock code: 2020.HK) announced that S&P has updated the S&P Global ESG Scores for ANTA Sports that ranks the Company ahead of 87% of approximately 160 global textile, apparel and luxury brand companies, and in a leading position among its fellow global leaders.
ANTA Sports received industry-leading scores across different categories such as "Risk & Crisis Management", "Innovation Management", "Tax Strategy", "Talent Attraction & Retention", and "Privacy Protection", which were in the 90th percentile among global peers. In addition, ANTA sports achieved significant improvements in "Innovation Management", "Information Security", "Human Capital Development", "Privacy Protection" and "Talent Attraction & Retention", with scores increasing by more than 20 compared with the previous year.
The S&P Global ESG Scores, founded by S&P Global in 1999, is one of the most influential and credible corporate sustainability assessments in the world. Over 11,000 companies were invited to participate this year. The results would be used for the constituent selection of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and other S&P Global ESG Indices.
Lai Shixian, Chairman of the Sustainability Committee and Chief Financial Officer of ANTA Sports said, "We are delighted that ANTA Sports has outperformed in the 2022 S&P Global ESG Scores. The company’s scoring is significantly higher than its peers in a number of categories. This is a testimonial of the Group's strong commitment and fruitful results of integrating ESG governance into its strategic development. ESG and sustainable development continue to play a crucial role in the future development plan of the Company. Looking forward, ANTA Sports will continue to create shared value through mutualism with various stakeholders, including consumers, eco-system partners, environment, society and employees, to promote sustainable development while shouldering our responsibility to society and the environment."
As a leading practitioner of sustainable development in China's sportswear industry, ANTA Sports is committed to implementing sustainable development into its operations and has published ESG reports for seven consecutive years. The Company continued to enhance its governance and optimize its ESG governance structure by establishing a Board-level Sustainability Committee. ANTA Sports was also the first Chinese sportswear company to become a signatory member of the United Nations Global Compact, supporting The Ten Principles.
In addition, ANTA Sports is dedicated to injecting the concept of sustainability into supply chain management through responsible procurement and strengthening relationships with its suppliers to upgrade the industrial chain. The Company encourages its suppliers to enhance their corporate social responsibility and ESG management by making plans to incorporate ESG performance, including labor rights, human rights protection and green production etc., into our supply chain management system, targeting to reduce social and environmental risk in the entire industrial chain.
ANTA Sports actively responds to the national commitment of achieving carbon neutrality by mapping out its "1+3+5" sustainable strategic blueprint, and is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. In response to the fight against climate change, the Company joins hands with its upstream and downstream partners to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As ANTA Sports rapidly expands its businesses, we constantly strengthen carbon footprint management, with an aim of progressively reducing its carbon intensity and steering the industry towards a green and low-carbon circular development.
About ANTA Sports
ANTA brand was established in 1991, while ANTA Sports Products Limited, a widely recognized global sportswear company, was listed on the Main Board of HKEx in 2007 (Stock code: 2020.HK). For many years, ANTA Sports has been principally engaging in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of professional sports products including shoes, apparel and accessories to Chinese consumers. By embracing an all-round brand portfolio including ANTA, FILA, DESCENTE and KOLON SPORT, and by setting up an investor consortium to successfully acquire Amer Sports in 2019, a global sportswear group that has internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Arc'teryx, Wilson, Peak Performance, Atomic, etc. ANTA Sports aims to unlock the potential of both the mass and high-end sportswear markets.
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