In 2017, Las Vegas Sands continued its intensive efforts to elevate corporate social responsibility initiatives within our company and in our communities with the introduction of several new programs to positively impact our Team Members, our communities, and the preservation of our planet. From introducing a corporate-wide recognition program to honor the culture of volunteerism we have instilled in the company to make significant investments in the Sands ECO360 and Sands Cares programs, our CSR performance was elevated to new heights. Around the world, our properties also further entrenched in their regions with significant investments in supporting social issues, as well as helping to promote excellence and advancement within our industry.

One of our most significant focuses in 2017 was in the area of disaster relief, with the unfortunate tragedies of Typhoon Hato in Macao and the mass shooting in Las Vegas, along with many other natural disasters that were aided by our properties and Team Members around the world. During these trying times, our company banded together with our communities to lead the charge to rebuild and rebound.
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We are most proud of our Team Members' commitment to doing whatever was asked in the face of adversity to help people in need. Evidence of our successes in 2017 was recognition for the second consecutive year as one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in early 2018, encompassing our CSR performance as well as our leadership, innovation, and financial accomplishments.
While we are proud to be included among a select peer group, we do not assume that our work is done. Las Vegas Sands is dedicated to continuous improvement and evolution of our corporate social responsibility performance and, in this never-ending quest, we continue to search for new and innovative ways to make an impact and deliver value to our Team Members, stakeholders, shareholders, guests, and partners.
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