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Our Communities Initiatives

We work to keep our regions strong by establishing initiatives and investments in the areas where Sands can have the greatest impact on our communities' health.

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Our Work

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Our Sands Cares work prioritizes five key issues that are uniform around the globe, yet we are flexible to address and respond to unique challenges and opportunities in our local communities. One of the guiding principles we use in all of our engagements is to promote diversity and create inclusiveness by actively supporting under-represented groups and working to remove systemic barriers to opportunity and advancement.

Shelter, Food and Services

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We work with our local communities to address access to basic human needs, such as housing and food, and provide vital support services to underserved populations. While our focus in the area of shelter, food and services is global, each region has identified specific priorities in their local communities.

In the United States, Sands has become one of Southern Nevada’s most prominent advocates for addressing homelessness, and in particular, youth homelessness – where incidence rates are among the highest in the country.

 

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Around the globe, food security has been a priority with the dual purpose of improving sustainability in our daily operations, while supporting vulnerable members of our communities by donating surplus food from our properties’ meeting and convention business.

Another hallmark of our global Sands Cares initiatives is to help our communities provide social support services to empower disadvantaged populations to overcome barriers and address challenges. Groups supported globally include the elderly, veterans, developmentally disabled people, and children from underprivileged households or with special needs.

Disaster Relief and Community Preparedness

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One of our primary strategies for building regional resilience is to help ensure our communities are equipped to respond to crises and that they have the resources they need when disasters occur.

In the response to the global pandemic, we invested more than $3 million and created elaborate response programs in each of our communities, ranging from food, personal protective equipment and other in-kind donations to initiating and supporting programs to help our communities’ uniquely meet their individual challenges associated with COVID-19.

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Beyond crisis response, Sands invests in helping communities build the infrastructure needed to be ready when challenges arise. One of our signature Sands Cares events is the annual global hygiene kit build with Clean the World, in which our Team Members build thousands of hygiene kits for people facing disasters or personal crises. In addition, we’ve invested resources to support building emergency response infrastructure in Asia, enabling quick and effective action from the hub established by Americares in the Philippines.

Capacity Building

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Another strategic focus area is helping local businesses and nonprofit organizations strengthen their capabilities and advance their organizations. We provide platforms for growth and lend the expertise and resources of a Fortune 500 company to help our community, business and nonprofit partners succeed. From hosting business development expos and training opportunities to our signature Sands Cares Accelerator for nonprofits, we invest in strengthening the organizations that make our communities great places to live, work and visit.

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Education and Employment

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We aim to empower a thriving business sector and hospitality industry, while working to reduce income inequality by advancing education and job training. Our goal is to help build a high-caliber workforce, create employment opportunity and develop top professionals to propel the hospitality industries in our communities. Our initiatives include a broad range of K-12, higher education, professional development and job skills programs.

Local Culture and Heritage

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Building a thriving tourism industry in our communities is incumbent on promoting the rich cultural heritage and unique identity of our local regions. We help by supporting efforts to preserve local treasures and celebrating them on a global stage. From showcasing cultural and artistic attractions on our properties and in our communities to creating programs that focus on ecological conservation, we are a committed partner in upholding what makes our regions great.

Resources

Read more about our impact and access important tools and disclosures.

ESG Reports

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Corporate Giving Guidelines

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Request Support — Visit the Sands Cares corporate giving portal to submit a proposal

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Sands ECO360 Newsletters

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Environmental Responsibility Policy

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Assurance Statements

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GRI Indices

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CDP Responses

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