Sands ECO360° Strategy:
the full circle
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is committed to environmental responsibility by promoting sustainable development, reducing the impact of our operations on the natural environment, and enhancing the resort experience of our guests as well as the quality of life in the communities where we operate. We developed the Sands ECO360° strategy as a roadmap for continuous improvement of our environmental stewardship.
Governance and integration
In developing a comprehensive strategy we assessed our operations and evaluated where we have the greatest environmental impact and opportunity. We continually monitor and measure our environmental footprint to develop challenging, yet attainable objectives and targets. Education and outreach span all areas of our strategy; we seek to engage each stakeholder group on a regular basis.
Our strategy is integrated across the entire business and given prominence at the highest levels of governance. The President and Chief Operating Officer has overall responsibility for Sands ECO360°. The Senior Vice President, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer leads the Global Sustainability Department, which develops and implements the strategy.
Property sustainability departments execute the sustainability strategy and identify future opportunities. Green Councils are established at each resort with leaders from departments such as Facilities, Hotel Operations, Food and Beverage, Casino Operations, Purchasing, Convention and Catering Services, Human Resources, Marketing, and Information Technology. Green Council members champion sustainability programs in their respective departments.
Our key issues
Our strategy is based on the issues identified as being of most importance to Las Vegas Sands Corp., to our stakeholders, and to society. These “material issues” form the basis of our strategy and the structure of our reporting.