With the release of our 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, Sands continues to further our commitment to improving both our business and our communities through sustainable and eco-conscious operations, dedication to being responsible corporate citizens of our home communities and maintaining an ethical environment with a focus on a strong code of conduct and transparent governance.
Sands has received a score of 85 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the United States’ foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. Responding to the survey for the first time this year, Sands joins 1,142 major U.S. businesses ranked in the 2021 CEI.
Sands has again been named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” in Fortune’s annual list of the most respected and reputable businesses, ranking highest overall and tops in social responsibility among hotel and gaming Integrated Resort operators. Sands’ 2021 appearance on the list is its fifth straight and eighth in the past nine years.
Sands Cares and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) recently wrapped up the annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, taking place in 2020 for the first time as an all-virtual, panel discussion event. Though this year’s format was markedly different than that of Summits past, the aim remained the same: advancing solutions to end youth homelessness in our community.
Sands has released its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which outlines the company’s strategies and progress around its corporate responsibility pillars of People, Community and Planet. The report also details Sands’ extensive governance practices that ensure ethics and accountability in all areas of the business.
Approximately 200 volunteers from Sands China Ltd. and local community groups recently worked together at The Venetian® Macao to build 40,000 hygiene kits for Clean the World, an international social enterprise that provides hygiene supplies essential for good health to populations in need around the globe, helping prevent the spread of disease.
Sands has again been recognized by global environmental nonprofit CDP, on its Climate and Water A Lists. This marks the sixth consecutive year the company has appeared on the Climate A List, and the third straight appearance on the Water A List.
The events of 2020 have sparked a deeper societal conversation about the impact of systemic racism in the United States. This conversation occurred at Sands, as well, starting internally with our Team Members and blossoming into an enhanced effort to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for all, including expanding our investments in and partnerships with community organizations dedicated to diversity.
Sands has again been recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the most highly regarded indices for corporate sustainability over the past two decades. For the first time, Sands was named to DJSI World, representing the top 10 percent of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index, based on long-term economic and environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.