Las Vegas Sands completes environmental sustainability goals
The Las Vegas Sands has officially attained two out of three environmental sustainability goals and is on the way of accomplishing the third and final objective.
The operator has been able to remarkably decrease its amount of greenhouse gas emissions over the years and has seen a reduction of 12.4% emission, which surpassed its goal and was set out by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for 2020. Moreover, the Las Vegas Sand’s has reduced its water consumption by 3.2%, which is also more than the 2020 target which was 3%. On the other hand, waste reduction is the only goal that was not met.
Additionally, within the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, over 95.6% of employees tackled extra relevant training including anti-money laundering training and 16,862 employees took part of responsible gambling training.
The report also stated that 327 employees were chosen as ‘responsible gambling ambassadors’ for the company. Las Vegas Sands’ gaming facilities, which makes up about 18.4% of total revenue, had applied the Responsible Gambling Index (RGI) which are several standards set out by the Responsible Gambling Council.
Las Vegas Sands also hugely contributed to various charitable causes in 2019 which amounted to $6.8m, all while also donating 200,988 lbs of food.
Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Sands chairman and chief executive, highlighted the fact that the company’s extended work in such environmental and social areas underlined the company’s values, and applauded the team members for their “unwavering commitment and contributions”.