In support of our purpose to create positive impact through leisure and business tourism, we work closely with our regions to create a thriving local community. We invest in solving social problems and helping the community prepare for, recover from and rebound after disaster situations.
We assist our communities in creating a flourishing regional hospitality industry through support for education at all levels, as well as programs that empower a strong and diverse workforce.
We invest in preserving, enhancing and promoting local landmarks, assets and attractions to perpetuate the unique heritage of our regions and attract tourism to the area.
We aim to lead the industry by going beyond government regulations in safeguarding our communities. Through Sands Project Protect, we have established a comprehensive global program to promote responsible gaming practices, prevent financial crimes and provide counter-trafficking measures.
Developed with leading industry experts, our best-in-class responsible gaming program works to reduce gambling risk by helping our guests make informed choices. Through Team Member training, 24/7 Ambassador assistance, self-limit options, resource offerings and educational partnerships, we strive to reach patrons before problems develop.
We invest significantly in policies and procedures to prevent illegal financial activity. Our comprehensive program spans customer screenings and due diligence, transactional controls, Team Member training and reporting and record-keeping to safeguard our properties and communities from illegal activity.
We have a zero-tolerance policy for human trafficking in any form, which applies to all Sands properties, Team Members, business partners and suppliers. Our multi-layered counter-trafficking procedures leverage strong relationships with law enforcement and comprehensive surveillance and security measures to prevent and detect illicit activity.
Complementary to our Sands Cares philanthropic and volunteerism efforts that invest resources into advancing the local hospitality industry, we also leverage our own assets to provide valuable opportunities for hospitality professionals and local businesses serving the industry.
Through career training and mentorship opportunities, Sands is dedicated to preparing the next generation of hospitality professionals to excel in our industry. We provide a variety of career fairs, apprenticeships and other professional development programs in our communities around the globe.
Our procurement spend totals more than $3 billion globally, with a priority on local spending as a catalyst for the region's hospitality industry. For example, Sands China provides payment advances through the Young Entrepreneur Payment Program and hosts tradeshows for small and medium enterprises to present their offerings.
Our Corporate Responsibility initiatives bring positive change to our Communities. See the latest overview of our work.