Wynn Resorts Hails Efforts For $250 m COVID-19 Response

Wynn Resorts hailed a “quick and comprehensive” response to the current health crisis as its ‘Environmental, Social and Governance Report’ is released by the casino developer and operator.

In addition to closing its North American operations prior to government mandates in an effort to slow coronavirus community spread, the group has invested more than $250 m in paying out their wages, tips and benefits to 15,000 employees throughout.

In addition , the organisation has procured and donated financial aid, food, hygiene supplies and personal protective equipment worth more than $3 m to hundreds of health care facilities and non-profits. Developed the Wynn Resorts Health & Safety programme in consultation with leading public health professionals, and provided all Las Vegas employees with no-cost COVID-19 tests.

The 2019 reports also outline progress made under Wynn’s ‘Our People, Our Communities and Our Planet’ strategy, providing an overview of responsible business practices, environmental protection and social impacts.

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox remarked: “A company’s response to tough challenges will always be easier, faster and better if its people all share a common set of values. Companies shift and sometimes common goals shift with it. But the values can’t change; they must be enduring. At Wynn Resorts, our values are enduring. They have been with us since our founding and they guide us today.”

Other key takeaways of the report include donating more than $20 m to philanthropic causes in their home communities in support of educational programmes, cultural enrichment, community development, at-risk youth, and much more. Wynn Resorts staff have raised more than $1.1 m in contributions, including the business match, and worked for social causes for more than 65,000 hours.

The organisation has also launched many new employee initiatives to promote a more diverse and inclusive workforce, including educating 12,000 workers on implicit prejudices, and establishing two new employee committees that advocate for the LGBTQ and the populations of veterans.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, Wynn also placed ninth on the list of top corporate solar facilities in the US, as well as being awarded a ‘Great Place To Work’ certification by independent analysts.