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Sands China's Integrated Resorts Go Dark for Earth Hour 2023

15 consecutive years of support

(Macao, Mar. 25, 2023) – Sands China Ltd. observed Earth Hour 2023 at its properties Saturday, turning off exterior lights and non-essential indoor lights for one hour in support of the annual global event. It is the company's 15th straight year joining businesses and individuals around the world to support the annual global event. All Sands China properties took part in the lights-off activity: Sands® Macao; The Venetian® Macao; The Plaza® Macao featuring Four Seasons; The Parisian Macao; and The Londoner® Macao, comprising The Londoner Hotel, Londoner Court, St. Regis, Conrad, and Sheraton.

Earth Hour was founded in 2007 with the goal of raising awareness of climate change by encouraging eco-conscious individuals, communities, households and businesses around the world to turn off their lights for one hour.

In addition to its yearly participation, Sands China has been taking the initiative since 2013 to observe Earth Hour each month. The company's resorts turn off exterior lights, signage and marquees for one hour on the first Tuesday of each month, in an effort to maximise the positive environmental effects of the energy-saving movement.

"Earth Hour is an important global initiative and we're proud to be a long-time supporter," said Sean McCreery, senior vice president of resort operations for Sands China Ltd. "Earth Hour also serves as a powerful reminder of the collective responsibility we share to protect our planet and work toward a more sustainable future, not just for ourselves, but for the generations to come. Our special thanks go to our team members, guests and hotel partners for their support and participation in this year's event."

Since 2019, Sands China's varied sustainability measures have resulted in 28 Million kWh of annualized energy savings to date.

In 2022 alone, Sands China's environmentally responsible achievements included:

  • 292 gigajoules of renewable energy generated by solar thermal hybrid system
  • 2.2 million KWh energy saved
  • More than 99% LED lighting used across Sands China's properties
  • US$5.8 million invested in energy-efficiency projects
  • 115,000 MWh International renewable energy certificates purchased
  • Absolute Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) emissions decreased 56% compared to a 2018 baseline (including impacts from the pandemic)
  • Completed installation of high-temperature heat pump at The Plaza Macao, replacing the need for liquid petroleum gas boilers
  • Enhancements to central control and management systems at The Venetian Macao, with improvements across all properties planned over the next few years; upgrades to unique systems that can be connected and pave the way for more advanced intelligence and automation
  • Installed high efficiency LED lights to reduce energy usage in nearly 2,155 rooms in 2022

Sands China's awards and recognitions in 2022 included:

  • All certified Sands China hotels hold a Macao Green Hotel Gold Award: Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao, The Parisian Macao, Four Seasons, Sheraton, Conrad, St. Regis, and The Londoner Macao
  • Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) DJSI World for the first time and DJSI Asia Pacific for the second consecutive year in 2022
  • Earned Top 10 ranking in the Greater China Hotel Business Sustainability Index with the additional distinction of being named a Pace-setter in the index
  • Achieved Top 20 in the Greater China Business Sustainability Index
  • Ranked 9th in the Greater Bay Area Business Sustainability Index
  • Ranked 9th in the Hong Kong Business Sustainability Index
  • Included in the FTSE4Good Index Series

Sands China's environmental sustainability efforts are part of the Sands ECO360 global sustainability strategy of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sands ECO360 is designed to utilise measures like energy saving, resource recycling, conservation and community engagement in order to help minimise the company's environmental impact and lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations. More information about the programme is available at

Photo caption: Sands China's properties turn off exterior lights and non-essential indoor lights for one hour March 25 during Earth Hour 2023, joining businesses and individuals around the world to increase climate change awareness.