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Our Planet

We're committed to ensuring the long-term environmental health of our regions as sustainable tourism destinations by practicing responsible development and reducing our impact on the natural environment.

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Priorities

Our award-winning Sands ECO360 global sustainability program guides our commitment to minimizing environmental impact and promoting sustainable practices through three core areas of focus.

BUILDING DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
RESORT MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS
MEETING, EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
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Recognition

LEED Gold

For Building Design and Construction (Las Vegas Corporate Headquarters)

LEED Platinum

For Building Operations and Maintenance (Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore)

LEED Gold

For Building Operations and Maintenance (ArtScience Museum, Singapore)

LEED Silver

For Building Design and Construction (The Parisian Macao)

2024 TIME and Statista

World’s Most Sustainable Companies

FTSE4Good Index

Sands China (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

Macao Green Hotel Awards - Gold

Sands Macao (2021)
The Venetian Macao (2020)
The Parisian Macao (2020)
Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip (2020)
The Londoner Macao (2019)

Strategy

Our dedication to preserving our planet’s natural resources is not only a promise – it’s an area of consistent leadership in the hospitality industry. We continuously evolve initiatives in our six key areas of focus to address emerging trends, incorporate the latest technologies and environmental practices, and foster even greater environmental stewardship.
  • LOW-CARBON TRANSITION
    ENERGY EFFICIENCY
    Design buildings that conserve electricity and deploy new technologies to reduce energy consumption during ongoing operations
    RENEWABLE ENERGY
    Seek out renewable energy solutions, including on-site solar thermal and solar photovoltaic systems and renewable energy credits
    TRANSPORTATION
    Transition guest shuttle buses to electric and clean-fuel sources and leverage carbon offsets for hard-to-decarbonize air and ferry travel
  • WATER STEWARDSHIP
    WATER EFFICIENCY
    Upgrade fixtures and systems, enact water conservation policies and encourage sensible water usage
    WATER REUSE
    Increase use of non-potable water for landscaping, restrooms, cooling towers and other uses
    ECOSYSTEMS
    Partner with regional water champions to reinvigorate biodiverse ecosystems, increase resiliency, engage communities and leverage water technologies
  • PLASTIC AND PACKAGING
    SINGLE-USE DISPOSABLES
    Replace single-use products with sustainable alternatives and transition to reuse models where possible
    PACKAGING
    Reduce the environmental footprint of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging in our operations
  • SOURCING
    SUSTAINABLE FOOD
    Source eco-friendly ingredients and provide sustainable cuisine in restaurants through menu offerings curated with the planet and biodiversity in mind
    BUILDING DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATION
    Integrate energy-saving technologies and environmentally friendly products and materials
    RESORT OPERATIONS
    Explore sustainable options for incorporation in our business processes and the guest experience
  • WASTE
    FOOD WASTE
    Tackle one of our largest waste streams through prevention, donation and diversion
    CONSTRUCTION WASTE
    Responsibly handle construction waste from new developments, remodels and renovations
    OPERATIONAL WASTE
    Recycle wherever possible and find opportunities to reduce waste generation
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Targets

Sands ECO360 is aligned with internationally recognized frameworks such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a specific focus on the objectives most relevant to our operations in the areas of energy, water and waste.

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Water is integral to the experience we provide for our guests, and we balance luxury with responsibility. We utilize nonpotable water sources whenever possible to cool our towers and for landscaping and fountains. We also continually explore innovative water technologies and implement water conservation procedures.

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Our resorts comprise millions of square feet in building space, requiring energy to heat, cool and operate. Since 2016, we have implemented more than 250 projects to reduce electricity and natural gas consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Every day, thousands of visitors enjoy the benefits of our resorts. By diligently targeting ways to eliminate waste, reuse, replace and recycle, we proactively manage our company’s waste output.

SDG 14: Life Below Water

From protecting waterways near our resorts to prioritizing procurement of sustainable seafood options, we are focused on preserving water ecosystems through region-specific strategies that are guided by international standards and in partnership with leading nongovernmental organizations.

Our Program: Sands ECO360

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Our responsibility to the planet is as important to us as our commitment to the comfort and well-being of our guests and Team Members. Sands ECO360 works to minimize our environmental impact and reflects our vision to lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations through three key initiatives.

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Building Design and Development

Sustainability is built into our resorts from start to finish. We begin with smart design and integrate technology to reduce future impact in operations. Throughout construction, we implement practices that preserve resources and mitigate harm to the local ecology. Our approach incorporates sustainability into the entirety of our buildings’ life cycles.

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Resort Management and Operations

The heart of our environmental strategy focuses on establishing responsible practices that drive efficiency. We accomplish this objective by continually enhancing our processes, incorporating the latest technologies and leveraging sustainability best practices to improve performance, all with seamless integration to ensure an exceptional guest experience. 

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Meetings, Events and Entertainment

Shaping modern meetings, events and entertainment offerings means curating experiences with environmental responsibility, wellness and community engagement in mind. Our holistic approach integrates these principles into planning and execution to ensure we foster sustainability every step of the way.

Our Work

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We have identified a set of priority issues that are most important to protecting our planet.

Learn more about work in these areas:

  • Low-Carbon Transition
  • Water Stewardship
  • Plastic and Packaging
  • Sourcing
  • Waste
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Resources

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

ESG Reports

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ESG Material Issues Brief

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Sands ECO360 Newsletters

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Environmental Responsibility Policy - July 2023

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Assurance Statements

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GRI Indices

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CDP Responses

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Corporate Giving Guidelines

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Sands Diversity Statement 2023

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Modern Slavery Statement 2024

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