Las Vegas Sands, according to its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance Report, was the only integrated resort company named in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America.
The report, which details the strategy and progress of the organization across its ‘People, Community and Planet’ corporate responsibility pillars, also outlined Sands governance practices that guarantee ethics and transparency in all areas of the company.
In addition to its inclusion in Dow Jones, the company was one of only ten companies in North America listed for both climate change and water protection on the CDP ‘A’ list.
Patrick Dumont, executive vice president and chief financial officer said: “We are a valuable contributor to our host regions by providing thousands of jobs, substantial tourism and tax revenue, and significant procurement and local business spending.
“As important to the economic engine we deliver is our unwavering commitment to sustainable, responsible and ethical business practices that underscore our mission to be an employer and business partner of choice.”
Highlights of the report
Highlights from the 2019 success report of Sands include substantial progress in key environmental projects including the removal of plastics and the transformation of renewable energy, the extension of social programs to promote team member well-being, the engagement of small and medium-sized companies and the resolution of community issues in local regions, and the ongoing emphasis on globalizing best practices and training programs
Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Las Vegas Sands, commenting on the article, noted: “The events of the year 2020 provided an opportunity for us to prioritize a number of vitally important ESG issues, including public health and safety and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
“It would be difficult to overstate the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our team members and their families, our guests and customers, and the communities in which we operate.
“Since closing our doors and reopening them in each of our communities, our top priority has remained the health and safety of our team members and guests. We appreciate our team members’ commitment to a range of new protocols and processes to support health and safety.”
He concluded: “I am proud of our ESG performance in 2019 and profoundly grateful to our passionate team members around the globe for the positive impact they have made to both their communities and the protection of our planet.
“Their unwavering commitment and contributions have been instrumental to everything we have accomplished, including being named one of Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ again this year.
“We remain deeply committed to providing leadership in ESG and look forward to sharing our progress with you in the years ahead.”
To read more about the Environmental, Social and Governance Study of 2019 of Las Vegas Sands, click here.