OUR STRATEGY >
ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE OPERATIONS

Environmentally responsible operations

Resort operations account for most of our environmental impact. By implementing responsible practices and cutting-edge technologies, we can reduce our natural resource consumption and improve the experience of our guests and Team Members.

 

Resource conservation

We reduce natural resource consumption through strategically selected energy, water, and operational efficiency projects.

Waste management and recycling

We focus on minimizing waste generated by our resort operations and divert recyclable commodities from landfills.

Sustainable products and materials

We purchase products with a low environmental impact and partner with our suppliers to achieve our sustainable procurement goals.


Resource conservation

Building commissioning

The commissioning process is designed to find and correct deficiencies, and adjust systems to optimize performance. The process also helps to identify improvement measures and projects that can further reduce energy consumption. We first went through commissioning during the construction of The Palazzo Las Vegas in 2007 and have since expanded the practice to our other properties. 

Energy efficiency projects

Our teams have completed more than 300 projects worldwide since 2010, resulting in annual electricity savings of 247 million kWh – more than enough to power The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo in Las Vegas combined. We have replaced more than 550,000 inefficient light bulbs with LED bulbs globally since 2011, achieving more than 90 million kWh of energy savings.
 


Waste management and recycling

We have taken a holistic approach to waste management through developing solutions suitable to our regional operations. Our approach consists of three key stages – input, operation, and output – each with identified areas of opportunities. Examples include the minimization of resource consumption, upstream sorting, and the recycling, reuse and donation of disposed items.
 

Waste management and recycling approach
 

Sustainable products and materials

We execute our sustainable procurement strategy at both product and company levels. For products, we have established sustainable requirements for various product categories. We measure our purchases and set improvement goals. At a company level, we collaborate with suppliers to learn from their expertise and find sustainable product solutions.