SANDS ECO360 GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM

Through our global sustainability program Sands ECO360, Las Vegas Sands works diligently to reduce our properties’ impact on the planet. Operating a sustainable business means focusing on the areas where we have the greatest impact and where we can make meaningful improvement through investments, partnerships, and scalable solutions.
MBS Green Ambassadors

Ocean Conservation Stewardship 

To raise sustainability standards within Asia’s hospitality industry, Marina Bay Sands has partnered with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Singapore. Together, they are focusing on seafood and ocean conservation with goals including positive initiatives in responsible seafood, aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs), and enhanced green meeting packages.

Asia accounts for 89 percent of all farmed seafood in the world, with Singapore’s own seafood consumption exceeding the global average. The potential impact is overfishing to meet demands. In Singapore, three out of four common seafood species are unsustainable. Today, Marina Bay Sands does not offer any seafood from the AVOID list of WWF’s Seafood Guide, which aided in the property’s decision to remove the popular red grouper and bluefin dishes from its menus. Through this partnership, the Integrated Resort is supporting four aquaculture farms in Malaysia in their journey toward sustainable farming. Marina Bay Sands aims to have 70 percent of its priority seafood species procured from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)-certified sources, as well as having 50 percent of all seafood by volume sourced responsibly. In the next few years, the Integrated Resort will strive to host at least 300 green events that adopt sustainable packages and offerings supported by WWF.

100,000 Kits for Clean The World

More than 1,900 Las Vegas Sands Team Members and community volunteers participated in the Sands Cares Global Hygiene Kit Build with Clean the World to assemble recycled hygiene supplies from hotel properties around the world for distribution to service organizations that aid vulnerable populations.

Through the series of kit builds in all four regions around the world, Las Vegas Sands properties have created 500,000 kits over the past four years to support Clean the World’s mission to promote good health and well-being around the globe by improving access to soap and other hygiene products. The Sands Cares kit build events also provide much-needed financial support to propel Clean the World’s mission. For each kit assembled, Las Vegas Sands contributes $1 to the Clean the World Foundation to accelerate its mission in two critical areas: ongoing hygiene education and disaster response. Las Vegas Sands has partnered with Clean the World in its hygiene mission since 2011. During that time, Clean the World has recycled 240 tons of waste from Las Vegas Sands properties into more than 2.1 million bars of soap – material that otherwise would have gone to a landfill.

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Beautifying Our Communities

Beautifying Our Communities 

To provide the community with accessible horticulture, the Sands Cares and Sands ECO360 teams partnered with Penn State Extension, Lehigh and Northampton County 4-H, and the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem to build planting beds for the Lynfield Community Center in Bethlehem.

The Lynfield Community Center is a local organization that works to mitigate the effects of poverty by offering a safe and supportive place for children to thrive. In addition to providing monetary support and supplies, Sands Bethlehem Team Members spent several hours constructing and readying six 25-foot-by-25-foot planting beds for herb and vegetable gardens. The initiative provides fresh produce and herbs to local youth, as well as educates them on basic gardening, food preservation, and a healthy diet.