Las Vegas Sands hits two of three sustainability targets in first ESG report
| By Daniel O'Boyle
Las Vegas Sands has hit two of its three environmental sustainability goals and is on course for a third, according to its first ever Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report.
The operator drastically reduced its greenhouse gas emissions since 2015, with its 12.4% emission reduction well above the 6% goal it set in alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for 2020.
Similarly, Las Vegas Sands’ water usage reduction, at 3.2%, was also ahead of the 2020 target of 3%. However, its waste reduction of 4.1% had not yet reached the 2020 goal of 5%.
In terms of responsible gambling, gaming facilities representing 18.4% of revenue had implemented the Responsible Gambling Index, a series of responsible gambling standards created by the Responsible Gambling Council.