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On America Recycles Day, Las Vegas Sands Continues to do its Part to Minimize Waste

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At Las Vegas Sands (LVS), we care deeply about the environment and have worked tirelessly over the years to incorporate sustainable practices into our regional operations. One such practice we are very proud of is waste management – the collection, transportation, and disposal of garbage and other waste products. Regular audits are conducted by the Sands ECO360 sustainability team, as well as outside industry experts to identify potential opportunities at all of our properties around the world to improve and enhance our global waste management processes.

New EIU and Sealed Air Joint Study Highlights Gaps Between Companies’ Resource Management and Long-term Realities of Resource Availability

Companies face natural or physical resource challenges slightly less often —but a majority of companies are facing shortages of at least two of the three types of resources studied
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  • 70% of companies face labor-resource challenges—and that shortages of skilled labor are the most cited resource challenge of any kind across consumer goods, food & beverage, and healthcare and hospitality services companies
  • Companies face natural or physical resource challenges slightly less often —but a majority of companies are facing shortages of at least two of the three types of resources studied
  • 75% of survey respondents said resource challenges had caused a revenue decline in the last fiscal year
  • A third of respondents say that climate change has made their resource challenges more difficult or expensive to manage but only 11% say it has increased the priority of managing those challenges
  • A complementary index ranking industry monitoring of and planning for resource challenges highlights gaps in planning—for example, executives’ current focus on improving overall working conditions to address the skilled labor challenge may not be the most effective long-term approach given the shifting shares of skilled workers in various regions 
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  • 70% of companies face labor-resource challenges—and that shortages of skilled labor are the most cited resource challenge of any kind across consumer goods, food & beverage, and healthcare and hospitality services companies
  • Companies face natural or physical resource challenges slightly less often —but a majority of companies are facing shortages of at least two of the three types of resources studied
  • 75% of survey respondents said resource challenges had caused a revenue decline in the last fiscal year
  • A third of respondents say that climate change has made their resource challenges more difficult or expensive to manage but only 11% say it has increased the priority of managing those challenges
  • A complementary index ranking industry monitoring of and planning for resource challenges highlights gaps in planning—for example, executives’ current focus on improving overall working conditions to address the skilled labor challenge may not be the most effective long-term approach given the shifting shares of skilled workers in various regions 

The Venetian and The Palazzo Exterior Horticulture Department Wins Green Star Award

The exterior horticulture department at The Venetian and The Palazzo received a Green Star Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS).
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The prestigious Green Star Award recognizes outstanding landscape design and construction. The PGMS is a nationally renowned leader within the landscape and grounds industry. The organization has been around since 1911 and is recognized as the leader in grounds management by publishing and promoting best practices guidelines for grounds managers.

8 EnviroThings You Don’t Have to Worry About in Vegas

At least if you’re staying at the swanky Las Vegas Sands properties
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I recently got a “back of house” tour of the huge Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) property on the Strip, thanks to Jenny Yu-Mattson, Executive Director of Global Sustainability. LVS hosts some 50,000 visitors per day (18 million per year!) in more than 15 million square feet of space at The Venetian, The Palazzo and meeting and convention space. According to Trade Show Executive, Sands Expo and The Venetian Congress Center comprise the fifth largest meeting venue in the country.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Receive Sustainability Leader Award

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Congratulations to The Venetian and The Palazzo for winning the Sustainability Leading Company award at the Hospitality Stars of the Industry awards gala. The 6th annual industry event was hosted by the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association, and honors talent, performance and excellence from Nevada’s prestigious hospitality industry. Nominees and award recipients were recognized at the gala for the superior service they consistently provide for Nevada’s hospitality industry.

New Cone Research Reveals Millennials are Challenging Employee Engagement Norms

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Last year, Millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the workforce. They are our managers of today and our executives of tomorrow – and they're changing the face of employee engagement.

RSN Reveals Annual Conflict Minerals Rankings in Highly Anticipated Webinar Hosted by Source Intelligence & Ropes & Gray

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On Friday Nov 4th, Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a project of As You Sow, will release their annual Mining the Disclosures report, an in-depth analysis of conflict minerals reporting which ranks 200+ individual companies across 25+ industries in risk mitigation, human rights impact, and reporting quality.

Timberland Cuts Over Half of Emissions Since 2006

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Following the release of data compiled for its Q2 CSR report, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland shared that the company has met and exceeded its 2015 goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This achievement is a part of the company's commitment to innovate and operate in an accountable and responsible manner in terms of its products, the outdoors and communities around the world. Timberland reports the company has reduced GHG emissions by 53 percent, exceeding its target of 50 percent for 2015.

Three-Quarters of Millennials Would Take a Pay Cut to Work for a Socially Responsible Company, According to Research from Cone Communications

88% say their job is more fulfilling when employers provide opportunities to make a positive impact
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BOSTON, November 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Three-quarters (76%) of Millennials consider a company’s social and environmental commitments when deciding where to work and nearly two-thirds (64%) won’t take a job if a potential employer doesn’t have strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices, according to the 2016 Cone Communications Millennial Employee Engagement Study.

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