At Sands, we build our commitment to corporate responsibility on three pillars: The Planet we all share, the Communities we call home and the People that make our planet and homes great places to live and work.
Our Team Members are at the heart of the exceptional service we provide to our guests and the responsible work we do in each of our communities. That is why we are dedicated to delivering an outstanding work environment based on a strong code of conduct and ethics that guides our people at every level of the company.
Because we know that our people are our greatest asset, and are the most important part of achieving our mission of being the world’s Integrated Resort leader, Sands has established a variety of programs designed to foster Team Member growth, wellness and inclusivity, based around three core initiatives:
Through Sands Academy, we provide our Team Members a range of courses, learning tools, coaching opportunities and one-on-one consulting to help them achieve their career goals, while making our departments stronger. Beginning with onboarding, a comprehensive experience through all our regions, and continuing through the length of employment, Sands Team Members are continually provided opportunities to grow and learn. From LinkedIn Learning at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, a collection of more than 4,500 free online courses, to the Learning Lab at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, which provides 24-hour access to e-learning, resume building and other career enrichment resources, Sands Academy is dedicated to providing comprehensive educational and career support.
Just as important is providing an environment rich with wellness resources that focus on the whole person. In striving to ensure our Team Members are successful, engaged and fulfilled, Sands promotes overall wellness, beyond even our outstanding medical benefits. Some properties offer 24/7, free fitness center access which includes instructor-led classes, while all our properties around the world offer free financial workshops and roadshows. Additionally, at each of our properties, we host events to encourage social connections and to foster good relationships, including the “Amazing Summer 2019” program in Macau, which featured parent-child yoga classes and other activities specifically designed to encourage parent-child interaction.
Along with a commitment to career growth and wellness, Sands also ensures an inclusive, integrated and collaborative working environment with deep appreciation and respect for the diverse backgrounds of our Team Members, guests and business partners. Our dedication to this tenant spans the recruitment, training and development of individuals of all experiences, ages, cultural and racial backgrounds, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities, social classes, physical abilities and attributes, national origins and religious and ethical beliefs.
We continue to drive excellence in leading our People, as demonstrated by being named to Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Best Employers” for the third consecutive year in 2019. The rewarding work environment and outstanding corporate culture we have established at each of our properties throughout the globe are two of the primary reasons Sands has become a world hospitality leader, and it is why we will continue in that leadership role.
More information about our commitment to People, and all our corporate responsibility pillars, is available in our 2019 Corporate Responsibility Overview, available on Sands.com.