We incorporate innovative building design and responsible construction practices to preserve biodiversity and minimize the immediate impact of our developments. Our focus on sustainable building design and development provides a firm foundation for conserving natural resources during ongoing operations.
We implement environmentally sound operational practices to reduce natural resource consumption, improve air quality and enhance the health and comfort of our guests and Team Members.
Sands ECO360 in Action
Over the years, environmental sustainability has been at the heart of everything we do.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building standards were integrated into all facets of The Palazzo's development in Las Vegas.
LEED guides environmental standards for the construction, maintenance and operation of green buildings.
Our global sustainability strategy was formalized under Sands ECO360.
From day one, we have treated our responsibility to the planet with the same level of care that we do for the comfort of our guests.
We evolved the Sands ECO360 sustainability strategy around our core pillars: green buildings, environmentally responsible operations and green meetings.
We also launched our first five-year sustainability goals, a global amenities recycling program with Clean the World and our green meetings program.
We released our first Sands ECO360 annual environmental performance report and introduced our Sustainable Procurement Policy.
Our Newsweek Green Ranking jumped to #128 from #238 in the United States.
We launched official Sustainable Development Standards, a set of sustainable operations guidelines for our resorts to follow.
We expanded our Clean the World partnership with sponsorship of hygiene amenities recycling facilities in Macao and Hong Kong.
We integrated sustainability into the design of new developments: The St. Regis and The Parisian in Macao.
We also implemented a company-wide energy dashboard to streamline energy tracking, reporting and management.
We established a three-year plan to implement water and energy conservation projects at all resorts.
Our combined corporate responsibility initiatives resulted in our listing on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index - North America for the first time.
We aligned our four-year sustainability targets with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and continued to receive sustainability recognition, including listings on DJSI North America and CDP's A List.
We opened The Parisian Macao — the company's most sustainable development to date.
Sands set a goal to complete one million "eco actions" by 2020. From building hygiene kits for communities in need to regional recycling drives, each action contributes to a greener planet.
By the end of 2017, the company had documented 265,156 eco actions, which was more than halfway to reaching our 2020 goal.
Our sustainability efforts continued to pay off, with two resort buildings becoming LEED-certified: The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands and The Parisian Macao.
The ArtScience Museum was the first Asia-Pacific museum, and The Parisian Macao was the first Integrated Resort in Macao to receive LEED certifications.
We achieved our goal of one million eco actions — a year ahead of schedule — and made significant progress in renewable energy and plastic reduction programs.
We again were recognized on DJSI North America — the only U.S. company in the gaming category to do so — and CDP's A List for Climate Change and Water Security.
Our award-winning Sands ECO360 program has accomplished significant results in reducing our impact on the planet we share.
Read about our corporate responsibility work and the latest highlights from our Planet initiatives.