Subsidiary Sands China Ltd. joins the DJSI World
VEGAS, Dec. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas
Sands (NYSE: LVS) has once again been recognized on the Dow Jones
Sustainability Indices (DJSI), with placement on DJSI World Index
for the third consecutive year and on the DJSI North America Index
for the seventh time. Sands' Asia
subsidiary, Sands China Ltd., was named to the DJSI World Index for
the first time, along with a repeat appearance on the DJSI Asia
The Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index comprises global
sustainability leaders as identified by S&P Global through the
Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). It represents the top
10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global BMI based
on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.
Sands was one of only three companies in the Casino & Gaming
industry category to be included on the DJSI World Index, and it is
the only company in the group to be included on the DJSI North
America Index. Sands China is one
of only two companies in the category to be included on the DJSI
Asia Pacific Index.
"Our continued recognition on this premier global sustainability
benchmark is a testament to our multi-faceted and long-standing
commitment to environmental and social leadership," said
Patrick Dumont, president and chief
operating officer. "This focus further extends the value our
world-class integrated resorts contribute to local economies and
quality of life. Inclusion on the 2022 Indices was driven by our
emphasis on being the employer and partner of choice in the regions
we call home, the strategic investments we make to ensure our
communities' strength and resiliency, and our leadership in
delivering comprehensive initiatives to minimize environmental
Earlier this year, Sands announced its 2025 ambitions in the
areas of workforce development, Team Member volunteerism, and
carbon emission reduction, aiming to continuously evolve and expand
its impact within the company's corporate responsibility pillars of
People, Communities and Planet.
Under the People pillar, Sands aims to invest
$200 million in workforce development
by 2025. The company is focused on building the workforce of the
future, through professional growth and advancement for Team
Members and the local labor pool, especially small and medium
enterprises; health, safety and wellbeing; diversity, equity and
inclusion; protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms; and
responsible gaming and business practices.
The global Sands Cares community engagement program leads Sands'
Community pillar and drives efforts to address hardship
relief, promote educational opportunities and learning resources
especially for underserved groups, advance local business and
nonprofit partners, provide disaster relief and preparedness
support, and preserve and protect the cultural and natural heritage
of host communities.
Finally, Sands works to ensure the long-term environmental
health of its regions through the Planet pillar, led by the
Sands ECO360 global sustainability program, which drives
initiatives addressing low-carbon transition, water stewardship,
waste, plastic and packaging, and responsible sourcing.
The DJSI was launched in 1999 as the pioneering series of global
sustainability benchmarks available in the market. The index family
is comprised of global, regional and country benchmarks. The
S&P Global CSA is an annual evaluation of company
sustainability practices, covering more than 10,000 companies from
around the world.
About Sands (NYSE: LVS)
Sands is the world's preeminent developer and operator of
world-class Integrated Resorts.
Our iconic properties drive valuable leisure and business
tourism and deliver significant economic benefits, sustained job
creation, financial opportunities for local businesses and
community investment to help make our host regions ideal places to
live, work and visit.
Sands' portfolio of properties includes Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and The Venetian Macao, The Plaza
and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, The Londoner Macao, The Parisian
Macao and Sands Macao in Macao
SAR, China, through majority
ownership in Sands China Ltd.
Sands is dedicated to being a leader in corporate
responsibility, anchored by our core tenets of serving people,
planet and communities. Our ESG leadership has led to inclusion on
the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for World and North America and recognition as one of
Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies. To learn more,
View original content to download
SOURCE Las Vegas Sands Corp.