AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Sustainability certifications

Third-party certifications validate our environmental record and achievements. Our goal is to have at least one green building certification for each property. We also keep pace with industry developments through recertifications.

Sustainability certifications
 

2008

U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Innovator Award
The Palazzo Las Vegas

LEED Silver® Certification for New Construction
The Palazzo Las Vegas

2010

LEED Gold® Certification for Existing Buildings
The Venetian Las Vegas and Sands Expo and Convention Center

2011

Water Efficient Building Certification from the Public Utilities Board
Marina Bay Sands

Macao Green Hotel Gold Award
The Venetian Macao

2012

Singapore Building Construction Authority Green Mark Gold
Marina Bay Sands

Macao Green Hotel Silver Award
Sands Macao

2013

EarthCheck Bronze Benchmarked
Marina Bay Sands

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Gold Certification
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

Best Recycling Program, Las Vegas Business Press Green Awards

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

Green Key Eco-Rating Certification, 4 Keys
Sands Bethlehem

Macao Green Hotel Gold Award
Sands Cotai Central in Macao

2014

EarthCheck Silver Certification
Marina Bay Sands

Water Hero Award, Southern Nevada Water Authority
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

Macao Green Hotel Gold Award
The Venetian Macao

EarthCheck Bronze Benchmarked
The Venetian Macao

2015

Singapore Building Construction Authority Green Mark Platinum
Marina Bay Sands

SEC-Kimerly-Clark Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards (Services), Singapore Environment Council
Marina Bay Sands

Sustainable Business Awards (achievement of Excellence), Singapore Business Federation
Marina Bay Sands

LEED Gold® for Building Operations and Maintenance1
Sands Expo and the Congress Center at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

Macao Green Hotel Gold Award
Sands Macao

TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Gold Certification
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

2016

ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management Systems
The Venetian Macao

Macao Green Hotel Gold Award
Sands Cotai Central

Sustainability Leading Company Award, Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association
The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management Systems
Marina Bay Sands

Distinction Award for waste reduction, 3R Awards for Hotels
Marina Bay Sands

Merit Award, 3R Packaging Awards
Marina Bay Sands

40 offices certified under Eco-Office, and 15 retail outlets certified under Eco-FNB & Eco-Shop certifications
Marina Bay Sands

EarthCheck Silver certification retained
Marina Bay Sands

Grand Award Winner for Environment, The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
Marina Bay Sands

MICE Sustainability Certification (Intermediate Level for venue), Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS)
Marina Bay Sands

1 We officially received the certification in 2016 but the majority of the certification work was conducted in 2015.

Sustainability ranking

In recent years, we have made real progress with our external communications, increasing the level of transparency in our reporting to ensure that our stakeholders remain apprised of our journey. We participate in the following rating systems:
 

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

In 2016, we were recognized for the second year in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for our industry-leading corporate sustainability efforts in North America. DJSI is one of the most highly regarded sustainability indices, and is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental, and social performance.
 

Newsweek Green Rankings

The Newsweek Green Rankings assess the environmental performance of the largest companies in the U.S. and around the world. We started actively participating in the program in 2012 and gradually have improved our performance since then.

Current Ranking:

2016 U.S. 500 Global 500
Las Vegas Sands #39 #74
Sands China Ltd. - #62
Carbon Emissions Disclosure

Carbon emissions disclosure

We first started reporting our carbon inventory and energy management strategies in 2012 through CDP, an international not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage, and share vital environmental information. In 2014, we became an inaugural participant in the newly launched Hong Kong Carbon Registry emissions disclosure. In 2015, we earned a position on CDP's 2015 Climate A List, as well as on its Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), validating our equal focus on both transparency and performance improvement. In 2016, we again were awarded a position of the Climate A List, ranking us among the top 9% of corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program.
 

GRI

Our Sands ECO360 Report follows GRI guidelines, a comprehensive sustainability reporting framework that is widely used around the world. In 2012, we became the first gaming company to have a report verified by GRI and the latest Sands ECO360 Environmental Report has been prepared in accordance with the new GRI Standards: Core option.