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iSoftStone Awarded "Chief Sustainability Officer" at the 2024 CSO Global Sustainable Development Forum

On January 16th, the "2024 CSO Global Sustainable Development Forum" was held in Shanghai, and the annual list of "Chief Sustainability Officers" was released. iSoftStone Information Technology (Group) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "iSoftStone", 301236.SZ) in virtue of its leading practices and outstanding performance in environmental protection, social responsibility, and corporate governance, successfully obtained an AA ESG rating and ranked first in the information technology services industry.

 

 

The forum, themed "Sustainability, Driving Future Business", was jointly organized by Commerce Consultancy and National Business Daily. Business executives and expert scholars from around the world gathered to discuss current hot topics in sustainable development, sharing the latest research findings and benchmark cases. This collaborative effort aims to contribute to China's modernization and the high-quality development of various industries. The forum released the "Chief Sustainability Officer" list and the "Top Ten Cases of Corporate Sustainable Development". After multiple rounds of data screening and rigorous evaluation by the judging panel, ten leading enterprises were unanimously selected, covering various industries including new energy, manufacturing, consumer goods, finance, ICT, computer technology services, real estate, grain and oil products, specialty chemicals, and power equipment. iSoftStone has successfully been selected, with its years of practices and achievements in the field of sustainable development being widely recognized by the industry.

 

The CSO Global Sustainable Development Forum evolved from the original CRO Global Responsibility Summit, and the "Chief Sustainability Officer" program developed from the "Chief Responsibility Officer" initiative. Co-initiated by National Business Daily and Commerce Consultancy in 2019, the forum aims to identify the most powerful listed and multinational companies representing China, reinforcing the concept of sustainable development, and disseminating the power of exemplary models.

 

As a leading software and information technology services provider in China, iSoftStone has consistently adhered to being a responsible corporate citizen, actively fulfilling social responsibilities, and embodying the principles of sustainable development. In recent years, iSoftStone, leveraging its unique characteristics and industry attributes, has innovated its management approach to create a distinctive sustainable development management system. The company has planned and implemented numerous ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) practices, continuously strengthening and refining its principles and specific actions in areas such as the environment, society, and corporate governance within the ESG assessment framework. These efforts actively contribute to the company's sustainable development, achieving significant results.

 

In 2023, iSoftStone achieved significant breakthroughs by attaining the AA rating in both the Shenzhen Stock Exchange CNI Index ESG Rating and Wind ESG Rating, ranking first in the industry and being listed among the top 5 A-share companies. The company proudly secured a place in the "2023 Wind Top 100 ESG Best Practices for Listed Companies in China" and was honored with the “2023 Wind Best Practices Award for ESG in Chinese Listed Companies”, Additionally, iSoftStone was successfully included in the "CNI Social Responsibility Index" and the "Shenzhen Responsibility Index", reflecting its outstanding contribution as an ESG pioneer and highlighting its role as an industry leader and benchmark.

 

On November 16, 2023, iSoftStone was awarded the "Best Practice Case of ESG for Listed Companies in 2023" by the China Association for Public Companies at the first China Listed Companies Sustainable Development Conference, thanks to its leading ESG practices; On November 23 of the same year, iSoftStone was awarded the "2023 IDC China Sustainable Development Pioneer Case" at the IDC China Sustainable Development Summit, and many other honors. iSoftStone has continuously spread its experience in ESG and sustainable development, continuously promoting the company's sustainable development value.

 

In the face of the common challenges of global sustainable development, iSoftStone will continue to uphold the responsibility philosophy of sustainable development. The company will consistently deepen ESG practices, continually strengthen and refine sustainable development management, and collaborate with all stakeholders to collectively explore the path of sustainable development. iSoftStone will persistently drive green, low-carbon, and high-quality development in the economic and social sectors.

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