For the third straight year, Las Vegas Sands has made it onto the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) World Index and the North America Index for the seventh time.
Sands’ Asia subsidiary, Sands China, was named to the DJSI World Index for the first time and the DJSI Asia Pacific Index for the second time.
The DSJI World Index 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’ President and COO Patrick Dumont said: “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.”
Sands was one of three companies in the casino and gaming industry that were included on the DJSI World Index. It’s the only company of its kind to be included on the DJSI North America Index.
Dumont continued: “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 community's strength and resiliency, and our leadership in delivering comprehensive initiatives to minimize environmental impact.”
The operator announced its ambitions for 2025 earlier this year in the areas of workforce development, Team Member volunteerism and carbon emission reduction.
The company aims to invest $200m in workforce development by 2025 and aims to ensure long-term environmental health with the Sands ECO360 global sustainability program.