ANTA Sports Ranks Eighth Most Transparent ESG Report in the World and Top Among Hong Kong Blue Chips in Global ESG Monitor 2022
Demonstrating the Success of Continually Improving ESG Disclosure Quality
Hong Kong, 15 December 2022 – ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or the "Company", stock code: 2020.HK) is pleased to announce that the Company scored 77 in the GEM 2022 global report released by Global ESG Monitor (GEM) and ranked eighth in the world's most transparent ESG reports, being one of the two Hong Kong-listed companies ranked among global top ten. In the Hong Kong regional report, Anta Sports topped among Hong Kong blue chips companies. The recognition underlines the Company as a global leader in ESG disclosure quality.
In addition, ANTA Sports has been awarded "CarbonCare® ESG Label Level 4-Achievement" by the Carbon Care Innovation Lab, moving two levels up from last year. This indicates the Group's outstanding performance in ESG reporting. The Company’s board accountability, materiality assessment, disclosure of social KPIs and corporate climate action efforts have also been recognized by the industry. As the Company has managed to attain the "CarbonCare® Label" for the past three consecutive years, it has been awarded an additional "CarbonCare® Star Label" in recognition of our past achievements in ESG.
Lai Shixian, Chairman of ANTA Sports Sustainability Committee and Chief Financial Officer said, "We are honored that ANTA Sports stands out from the crowd of international and local corporates in GEM 2022 Ranking and Carbon Care Recognition. It is an important recognition of our continuous improvement in the quality of reporting and disclosure of ESG practices. As a leading sustainability practitioner in China's sportswear industry, ANTA Sports is committed to implementing sustainable development in its operations and has been disclosing ESG reports for seven consecutive years. Looking ahead, ANTA Sports will continue to optimize its ESG governance framework, uphold a high level of ESG corporate disclosure, and continue to create mutual growth value with various stakeholders including consumers, eco-system partners, the environment, society and employees, actively promote sustainable development and shoulder its responsibility to society and the environment."
The GEM 2022 report analyzed a total of 625 ESG reports from 350 companies included in multiple indices from 10 major stock markets in Europe, the US, Asia and Australia. The report assessed the transparency and disclosure of ESG reports on gender diversity, reporting standards, greenhouse gas emissions, supply chain management, as well as human rights and labor issue.
Carbon Care Innovation Lab’s “CarbonCare® Label” encourages and recognizes the efforts of companies and organizations in their action to tackle climate change and achieve carbon reduction or neutrality status by measuring, reducing and offsetting their carbon footprints. Its “CarbonCare® ESG Label” is designed to give special recognition to the best performers in ESG reporting in four important areas - company board accountability, materiality assessment, disclosure of social KPIs, and corporate climate actions.
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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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