In 2016, Sands ECO360, our global sustainability program, set out to collectively inspire our more than 50,000 global Team Members to make a measurable, demonstrable, positive impact on the environment by carrying out 1 million “Eco Actions” by the end of 2020. Eco Actions are small individual Team Member actions, such as eating more sustainably or building vegetable gardens for local schools that collectively help make the planet a better place. (Read an earlier story about Eco Actions here.) Though we set our sights high, our Team Members exceeded expectations by achieving the goal one year ahead of time.
Each Eco Action helps us work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a blueprint for the planet aimed at achieving a more sustainable future for all. We align our operations with several of the SDGs, including:
More information about our support of the SDGs is available in our latest Sands ECO360 Environmental Progress Report.
Along with large-scale, company-wide initiatives, our Team Member-driven Eco Actions improve our sustainable operations and reduce our environmental footprint, as well. Some of those Eco Actions from 2019 include:
Though we have reached our company goal of 1 million Eco Actions, we continue to engage our Team Members, and continue to document each Eco Action, having reached 1,031,710 Eco Actions so far.
You can read more about this and other Sands ECO360 initiatives in the latest Sands ECO360 Environmental Progress Report.