Sands has again been recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the most highly regarded indices for corporate sustainability over the past two decades. For the first time, Sands was named to DJSI World, representing the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index, based on long-term economic and environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. In addition to its first appearance on DJSI, Sands also earned repeat placement on DJSI North America, placing the company in the top 20 percent of North American sustainability performers.
Sands made great strides in environmental performance and disclosure in 2019, and remains in the top percentile of DJSI-eligible companies for year-over-year environmental performance. The company also continues to expand its overall environmental reporting, including plastics and packaging, and to broaden public ESG disclosures overall, all factors that contributed to its placement on the DJSI.
“Joining the DJSI World Index and the repeat placement on DJSI North America underscores our company’s purpose of creating positive economic impact through high-value tourism to make the regions we serve better places to live, work and visit,” said Robert Goldstein, Sands president and chief operating officer. “These accomplishments are highly valued in our company and demonstrate our continual drive to be a positive financial contributor and good corporate citizen.”
A hallmark of Sands’ sustainable business performance is its corporate responsibility platform, built on the pillars of People, Communities and Planet. Sands supports Team Members’ personal, professional and financial well-being and is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive corporate culture; strives to create optimum conditions to live, work and visit in our Communities through the Sands Cares community engagement and corporate giving program; and works to protect the Planet we all share through the Sands ECO360 global sustainability program. A strong commitment to these pillars leads to our repeated inclusions on the DJSI, a trend the company will seek to continue in 2021 and beyond.