News | May 15, 2017
Sands China Ltd. is partnering with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, in the launch of WWF’s Earth Hour ‘Just One’ Hotels Program. The two organizations have joined forces on a three-year campaign to raise environmental awareness and make a positive impact on the environment.
As part of Sands China’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, hotel guests will now have the opportunity to take part in climate action, contributing through WWF by adding the equivalent to $1.00 (US) to their bill for every night spent at The Venetian Macao or The Parisian Macao. The collected funds from the 6,000 guest rooms will then go toward supporting two initiatives: 1) the WWF-China Biomass Fuel Stove Project and 2) raising environmental sustainability awareness in Macao through the distribution of Earth Hour Home LED Kits.
The first beneficiary of the campaign is the WWF-China Biomass Fuel Stove Project, which will impact at least 1,000 families in several villages in mainland China, where coal is the current energy source used for cooking. The second beneficiary of WWF’s Earth Hour ‘Just One’ Hotels Program is the Macao community. An estimated 5,000 Earth Hour Home LED Kits will be distributed among several local schools, raising environmental sustainability awareness with students and parents. Each kit includes all the information needed for families to #MakeTheSwitch to energy-efficient lighting and to participate in Earth Hour. The engagement with the local Macao community is part of Sands China’s genuine commitment to helping build a sustainable future and encouraging a positive environmental change.
Environmental sustainability is one of Sands China’s core values. Annual participation in Earth Hour and the newly launched Just One campaign are just two of the many ongoing efforts of the company’s Sands ECO360° global sustainability strategy, which seeks to minimize the company’s impact on the environment and encourage green-minded action from its team members – at work and at home.
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