OUR STRATEGY

Sands China is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, committed to our people, our community and our planet.

PLANET

Sourcing

Increase purchasing of sustainable products and services

Plastic and Packaging

Address high-volume plastic items, single-use disposables and packaging

Waste

Promote reduction, reuse and recycling of products and materials

Water Stewardship

Protect, conserve and reuse water resources

Low Carbon Transition

Advance energy efficiency and renewable solutions to address climate change

PEOPLE

HUMAN RIGHTS

Respect fundamental rights and freedoms to our team members, suppliers and guests

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Empower career and business growth to promote prosperity and create a thriving local industry

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION

Provide a collaborative, equitable environment for all and opportunities for under-represented groups

HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING

Protect physical security and promote overall wellness

RESPONSIBLE GAMING AND FINANCIAL CRIME PREVENTION

Ensure safeguards and protocols for responsible, ethical and lawful behavior

COMMUNITY

Hardship Relief

Invest in solutions to create resiliency for people in need

Local Business and Partner Development

Support the success of small-and-medium enterprises, nonprofits and diverse organizations

Disaster Response and Preparedness

Provide aid and assist in community crisis planning

Education

Advance learning and mentorship opportunities to remove barriers and build the workforce of the future

Cultural and Natural Heritage

Preserve regional assets and ecology to promote sustainable tourism

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT AND MATERIALITY

Understanding stakeholder expectations and capturing feedback for our corporate responsibility initiatives is one of the most important elements in developing our strategy. Through our stakeholder engagement and ESG materiality processes, Sands China has identified a core set of material topics that form the foundation of our corporate responsibility platform. These key issues are mapped to our corporate responsibility pillars of People, Community and Planet and guide development of our programmatic strategies. Within each pillar, we have designated an overarching ambition to drive action and create positive impact.

Our approach to materiality

SANDS CHINA’S MATERIAL TOPICS

DESKTOP
RESEARCH

We reviewed publicly available information to identify which topics are considered material by Peers, Industry Associations, Investor Ratings Agencies, and identify any new or emerging topics.

HIGHLY RELEVANT & ADDITIONAL TOPICS

STAKEHOLDER
ENGAGEMENT

Through a third party we conducted surveys and interviews with MICE Clients, Suppliers, NGOs, Government agencies, Academia to understand stakeholder perspectives on environmental, social and governance issues identified as material by SCL and desktop research.

HIGHLY RELEVANT & ADDITIONAL TOPICS

MEDIA SCAN

A third party analysed the prevalence of a list of issues identified as potentially material for SCL, including sentiment on these issues, in more than 18,000 articles. The aim being to understand broader perspectives on environmental, social and governance.

Our most recent materiality matrix is available in our 2021 ESG Report (pages 56).