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NameSaudi Exchange
CountrySaudi Arabia
Number of listed companies227
Domestic market capitalization2,827,167 million US$
SSE Partner ExchangeYes
Has annual sustainability reportYes
ESG reporting required as a listing ruleNo
Has written guidance on ESG reportingYes
  • Has committed to publishing a guidance in 2019.

Offers ESG related trainingYes

In 2022, the Saudi Exchange provided training on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD recommendations) in collaboration with the SSE, CDP and IFC. (source)

Market covered by sustainability-related indexNo
Has sustainability bond listing segmentNo
Has SME listing platformYes

Women on boards mandatory minimum ruleNo
Additional information
  • All of Tadawuls sustainability work is underpinned by honoring its national responsibilities of adopting regulatory and market best practices, fostering market literacy and investor protection and delivering on its socio-economic responsibilities. Tadawul has a strong commitment to reducing its footprint on the natural environment by better utilizing resources in order to achieve a higher level of efficiency and sustainability. One environmental initiative in Tadawul is the development of a Recycling & Waste Management Program.
  • Annual Report 2017.

Organizational model of stock exchange
  • Unlisted private company for profit.

Regulatory bodies

Regulatory model

Government (Statutory) Model.

  • The Saudi Exchange has regulatory power over the following rules & regulations which have been approved by CMA: The Updated Securities Depository Center Rules, Securities Borrowing and Lending Regulations, Short Selling Regulations, The Updated Exchange and Centre Procedures, Orders Aggregation Accounts Regulations, and Listing Rules. You can see the Rules & Regulations here.

About the stock exchange

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • On the 19th of March 2007, the Council of Ministers approved the formation of The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul). This was in accordance with Article-20 of the Capital Market Law establishing Tadawul as a joint stock company. Tadawul is the sole entity authorized in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to act as the Securities Exchange (the Exchange). It mainly carries out listing and trading in securities, as well as deposit, transfer, clearing, settlement, and registry of ownership of securities traded on the Exchange. The legal status, duties, and responsibilities of the Exchange and Depository Center are explicitly defined in the Capital Market Law (CML) issued by Royal Decree Number (M/30), dated on June 16, 2003. The Exchange is also the official source of all market information.
  • Tadawul is an affiliate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), and the Arab Federation of Exchanges (AFE).
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