Caesars Entertainment Corporation ended last year with a string of influential recognition of corporate responsibility, including a spot on the roster of “Most Responsible” corporations in America in Newsweek magazine.
The organisation ranked 146 on the esteemed list of 300 members of the title, and was the only gaming entity to make the cut. The magazine evaluated the 2,000 largest US corporations (based on revenues) to land on its top 300, using publicly available data covering the fields of financial, social and corporate governance (ESG).
In addition to the Newsweek award, for the 13th straight year, Caesars earned a perfect score of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, winning the designation of “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
Caesars Entertainment Corporation CEO Tony Rodio commented: “Our 60,000-plus dedicated employees continue to make a meaningful impact within our properties and well beyond.
“As we kick off a New Year and new decade, we’re looking to grow on the commitments we’ve made and continue to make a lasting impact on the communities we serve.”
The business was also included in the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list of Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, which ranked 72 based on its performance in financial, social, and corporate governance among U.S. public companies. It stood out within CR Magazine’s evaluation in the environmental categories, ranking fourth on climate change and 15th on environment.
Based on its 2019 climate declaration and efforts to cut emissions, reduce climate risks and grow the low-carbon economy, Caesars has already been named to the global environmental impact non-profit CDP’s A List for climate action to kick off 2020.
Holding the momentum going in early 2020 and beyond, the organisation will expand on its award-winning work through a range of initiatives in the field of economic, social and corporate governance.
These efforts include continuing its 2019 Economic Equity Tour, which was launched by the Caesars and Caesars Foundation. Hitting six cities last year, in 2020, the tour will visit eight cities with the goal of creating thriving communities for the eventual development of those communities.
In addition, Caesars is entering its 18th year of collaboration with Meals on Wheels America in 2020, working together to address senior hunger and loneliness problems across the world. The company has donated nearly $3.3 m to the non-profit organisation and since 2002 has gifted 61 meal delivery vehicles.
The company will bring additional attention to these issues in spring 2020 by hosting a Las Vegas summit, focused on finding solutions.