HKQAA launched in 2008 the HKQAA CSR Index (formerly HKQAA-HSBC CSR Index) to provide quantitative metrics for measuring the maturity level of an organisation’s social responsibility practices. HKQAA CSR Advocate Index, an annual voluntary benchmarking scheme, was derived in the first place. It aims to promote the application of the ISO 26000 Guidance on social responsibility and help the participating organisations determine their CSR system maturity. As the Index entered its sixth year in 2014, the HKQAA CSR Index Plus scheme was launched to provide a more comprehensive approach to the management of social responsibility issues.