Las Vegas Sands Soars in Latest Newsweek Green Rankings
Rise in Ranking Comes on the Heels of the Company's Environmental
Report, the First Formally GRI Checked Environmental Report in the
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/12 -- Las Vegas Sands Corp.
(NYSE: LVS) shot up the list of America's most environmental
companies in Newsweek's Green Rankings. The company saw a meteoric
rise of 238 ranks to #128 on the U.S. list, the largest positive
change on the list of 500 companies and 20 industries.
The Green Rankings comprehensively assess the environmental
performance of the largest publicly traded companies in the United
States and around the world. It ranks companies based on their actual
environmental footprint, management of that footprint, and
sustainability communications. The rankings provide a reliable,
cross-industry framework for comparing the environmental commitment
and performance of major companies.
"Our surge in the Newsweek Green Rankings is as notable as it is
gratifying," said Katarina Tesarova, executive director of
sustainability for Las Vegas Sands. "The fact that we jumped so many
positions in one year is a tribute to our company's environmental
commitment. Thanks to the hard work of our global teams, we
implemented more than 140 sustainability initiatives and around 50
efficiency projects this year alone. Las Vegas Sands will continue to
find ways to make our integrated resort destinations even more
eco-friendly. Sustainability isn't a one-time thing for us; it's an
ongoing process and commitment."
The dramatic rise in rank is remarkable because annual environmental
progress for most big companies is often slow. GreenBiz.com points
out that "The environmental impact scores, both in the U.S. and
globally, changed only about 1 percent -- that is, hardly at all."
LVS has worked on building a solid foundation of environmental
conservation programs for many years. In the last year, the company
revised and strengthened its Sands ECO360 degrees sustainability
strategy and established a formal sustainability governance structure
in its global operations. The company remained focused on meeting its
environmental objectives in the four key areas -- green buildings,
environmentally responsible operations, green meetings, and
To learn more, visit the company's blog: Sands Confidential, and be
sure to sign up for our email alerts. Also, check out the Sands
ECO360 degrees for more information about our environmental efforts.
About Las Vegas Sands
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is a Fortune 500
company and the leading global developer of destination properties
(Integrated Resorts) that feature premium accommodations, world-class
gaming and entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities,
celebrity chef restaurants, and many other amenities.
The Venetian(R) and The Palazzo(R), Five-Diamond luxury resorts on
the Las Vegas Strip, and Sands(R) Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania
are the company's properties in the United States. Marina Bay
Sands(R) is the company's iconic Integrated Resort in Singapore's
downtown Marina Bay district.
Through its majority-owned subsidiary Sands China Ltd., the company
owns a portfolio of properties on Macao's Cotai Strip(R), including
The Venetian(R) Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and Sands Cotai
Central. The company also owns the Sands(R) Macao on the Macao
Las Vegas Sands is committed to global sustainability through its
Sands ECO360 degrees program and is an active community partner
through its various charitable organizations.
For more information, please visit www.lasvegassands.com.
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