|For Immediate Release||1 February 2023|
Swire Pacific is listed on the 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), together with operating companies Swire Properties and Cathay Pacific. These three Swire companies are among five Hong Kong companies listed on this year's index, reflecting a Group-wide dedication to advancing gender equality in the workplace.
GEI is a modified market capitalisation-weighted index developed to gauge the performance of public companies dedicated to reporting gender-related data. It measures gender equality across five pillars: leadership & talent pipeline, equal pay & gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and external brand. A total of 484 global companies from a variety of sectors in 45 countries and regions are included this year.
Swire Pacific is included on the index for the second year in a row; this year it is joined for the first time by Swire Properties and Cathay Pacific. All three companies scored at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg, reflecting the achievement or adoption of best-in-class policies and statistics, and transparent reporting.
"As an international group of companies, Swire Pacific recognises and values the importance of diversity in our workforce and is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for all of our people," said Anna Thompson, Staff Director, Swire Pacific Limited. "We are delighted to be listed on the 2023 GEI, together with Swire Properties and Cathay Pacific; and we will continue to work collectively to advocate equal opportunities and diversity within the Swire Group and to the wider communities in which we operate."
Swire Pacific has recently appointed more female Independent Non-Executive Directors to its Board to strengthen diversity at the most senior levels. A number of initiatives are in place at Swire Pacific and its operating companies to build a diverse and inclusive workplace environment, including a Group-wide Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee, the Swire Women's Network, as well as policies to build a supportive workplace.
For more information on the GEI visit: www.bloomberg.com/gei.
About Swire Pacific Limited
Swire Pacific (HKEX: 00019/00087) is a Hong Kong-listed international conglomerate with a diversified portfolio of market leading businesses. The company has a long history in Greater China, where the name Swire or Taikoo (太古) has been established for over 150 years. Swire Pacific's strategy is focused on Greater China and South East Asia, where we seek to grow our core businesses of Property, Beverages, and Aviation, as well as new areas of growth such as healthcare and sustainable foods. Swire Pacific is the largest shareholder in two other listed companies in Hong Kong: Swire Properties Limited and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. Swire Pacific is listed on the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index and MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) ESG Leaders Index.
Visit Swire Pacific's website at www.swirepacific.com
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Swire Pacific Limited
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