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Sands China Takes Part in Earth Hour for the 16th Consecutive Year

(Macao, Mar 26, 2024) – Sands China Ltd. demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability by participating in Earth Hour 2024 Saturday, where all its properties – 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) – turned off exterior lights and non-essential indoor lights for one hour in support of the annual global event. This marked the 16th straight year that Sands China has joined businesses and individuals around the world to support the annual global event.

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 shown its dedication to the cause 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, amplifying the positive environmental effects of the energy-saving movement.

"We are honoured to stand as unwavering supporters of Earth Hour for the 16th consecutive year," said Sean McCreery, executive vice president of operations for Sands China Ltd. "Besides reducing energy consumption, we aim to inspire others to join us in this iconic global campaign, and to take action against the climate crisis and its threat to nature. We extend our sincere gratitude to our team members, guests, and hotel partners for their dedicated support and participation in this year's event."

Since 2019, Sands China's varied sustainability measures have resulted in 38 million kWh of energy savings to date.

In 2023 alone, Sands China's environmentally responsible achievements included:

  • Completed 14 ECOTracker projects with savings of 9,535 MWh of electricity
  • Self-generated 537 MWh of renewable energy through solar thermal system
  • Achieved carbon neutral status for convention and exhibition space with the use of renewable energy and 1,600 tonnes of purchased carbon offsets
  • Added 50 car chargers and 11 motorcycle chargers
  • Optimised the irrigation system, resulting in a 25 percent decrease in water consumption
  • Strengthened disposal training, resulting in an average increase of 4,400 kg of recyclables rescued from the waste stream compared to 2019
  • Reduced around 125,000 pieces of paper annually with custom-built software program to eliminate printouts for guest package redemption
  • 24,500 kg of food waste diverted by The Venetian Macao's restaurant tenants since participating in the DSPA Food Waste Recycling Partner Eatery Program
  • US$2 million of FSC-certified products sourced


Sands China's sustainability awards and recognitions in 2023 included:

  • All Sands China hotels have been awarded Macao Green Hotel Gold Awards
  • Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) DJSI World for the second year and DJSI Asia Pacific for the third consecutive year
  • Top 1 percent for ESG Performance in the China edition of S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2023
  • Earned "Prime Status" and "B" Rating in ISS ESG Corporate Rating
  • Special Mention in the Hang Seng Index Category of the HKICPA's 2023 Best Corporate Governance and ESG Awards
  • Earned five Top 10 rankings in Business Sustainability Indices determined by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School, highlighted by a Top 5 ranking in the Greater China Hotel Business Sustainability Index
  • Listed 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 Saturday during Earth Hour 2024, joining businesses and individuals around the world to increase climate change awareness.