OUR FIVE-YEAR REVIEW

During the 2016–2020 reporting cycle, we continued making significant progress against our environmental targets and charted a more formalized roadmap for our social priorities. With significant milestones, strong results against our targets and recognition from leading ranking organizations, we continue to lead the way in setting a high bar for ESG performance in our industry.

2016

2016

CHARTING OUR PATH

Announced five-year targets aligned with the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (“SDGs”):

  • Emissions reduction (SDG 7)
  • Water conservation (SDG 6)
  • Waste management (SDG 12)

Committed to 500,000 Sands ECO360 actions

Became the first integrated resort to have emission targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

ECO-INNOVATION

Opened The Parisian Macao, our most sustainable and energy efficient property to date:

  • Environmental stewardship underscored every facet of development
  • 100-percent use of LED light bulbs
  • Enhancements to enable the future reclaiming of grey water

Hosted the Company’s first zero-waste event – and the first in Asia.

2017

2017

FOOD FOCUS

Introduced a comprehensive strategy to address our food and beverage environmental footprint:

  • Food tasting and training for sales and convention and exhibition teams provided by chefs to promote sustainable menus
  • Reimagined classic recipes with eco-focused ingredients
  • Encouraged well-balanced, plant-based fare

MACAO TYPHOON RESPONSE

SCL and the Adelson Family Foundation donated MOP 65 million to assist with relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Hato. Relief efforts included:

  • Cash donations
  • Vehicle leasing
  • House repairs
  • Equipment and necessities purchases

2018

2018

MATERIALITY ASSESSMENT

Completed our most robust environmental materiality assessment to date and repositioned Sands ECO360 around six key themes:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Procurement

MACAO GREEN HOTEL AWARD

The Venetian Macao has been awarded a Macao Green Hotel Platinum Award, the first and only hotel in Macao to earn the new top designation of platinum, which was introduced in the latest edition of the awards.

GREEN GATHERINGS

Expanded the Sands ECO360 Green Meetings program to include other gatherings and celebrations such as fashion shows and culinary festivals.

GREEN MONDAY AND GREEN CUISINE

In collaboration with local social enterprise, Green Monday, we have launched a program to promote meatfree options to our team members in canteens. Each Monday, a full menu of healthy vegetable-based options were provided to more than 26,000 team members. Not only this, but we now offer vegetarian friendly options at 14 restaurants across our properties.

2019

2019

ECO-ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Achieved 651,986 Sands ECO360 actions, surpassing our target of 500,000.

Launched a robust plastic strategy aimed at reducing disposal products across all operations.

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Installed a solar thermal hybrid energy plant to remove the need for a gas boiler. The solar thermal panels will generate more than 500 megawatt-hours of thermal energy annually, equivalent to providing hot water to 3,300 households in Macao for one month. Additionally, the hybrid system improves the existing plant efficiency by over 50%, and is expected to avoid 1,140 metric tons CO2e emissions.

DROP BY DROP PROJECT

Rolled out a collaborative water stewardship initiative with Clean the World to invest savings from our water conservation efforts in community water projects.

ROADMAP ADJUSTMENT

Gathered internal feedback to update our Corporate Responsibility platform:

  • Prioritized topics most important to our Company and stakeholders
  • Realigned key initiatives and corporate giving to drive greater impact

2020

2020

2025 EMISSIONS TARGET

Set a new Science-Based Target, pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 17.5% by 2025.

ESG RECOGNITION

Sands China participated in the 5th Hong Kong and the 1st Greater Bay Area Business Sustainability Indices and ranked 9th & 10th in each index respectively, attaining the level of Achiever with remarkable advancement.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Sands China has been supporting the Macao community to fight against COVID-19 on multiple fronts. The Company donated over 650,000 items, provided financial support for 500 underprivileged families and made cash donations to 34 local elderly and drug rehabilitation centres – benefiting a total of 110,000 people in need.

GAINING RECOGNITION

HRoot Awards 2020

Best Social Enterprises in Greater China 2020

Best Practice of Learning and Development in Greater China 2020

The Guangdong Human Resources Excellence Award for Best Human Resources Team