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Hurricanes of 2012 and Other Related Storms
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The rankings are, according to GreenBiz, “probably the most-watched comparison of mainstream company sustainability performance, both in the U.S., Newsweek’s home turf, and around the world.”
This year saw Las Vegas Sands shoot up the environmental ranks. In the words of GreenBiz, “Las Vegas Sands Corp. hit the jackpot, rising 238 slots to #128 on the U.S. list.”
This is remarkable. Yearly environmental progress for most big companies is very slow. As GreenBiz points out, “the environmental impact scores, both in the U.S. and globally, changed only about 1 percent — that is, hardly at all.”
The fact that we jumped ahead so many slots in one year is a testament to the commitment of our senior executives, the hard work of all our team members, and, of course, the vision of our extraordinary Sands ECO360º team who develop, implement, and oversee our many sustainability projects. Well done, guys. Really well done.
Yahoo! News: Las Vegas Sandspresident Sheldon Adelson announced on Tuesday that the firm has attracted sufficient funding to begin construction of mega-casino complex Eurovegas in December 2013.
Speaking at a press conference with Madrid president Ignacio Gonzalez, Adelson revealed that negotiations with banks are taking place but that details will not be released until the location for the complex is decided. The project will be a sister-site to the complex in Macao, China, he said…. Currently, the favourite location to build Eurovegas is in the city of Alcorcon in the region of Madrid although Paracuellos and Valdecarros have been named as possible locations.
Increasing the understanding of sustainability through partnerships within local communities is the foundation of the Sands ECO360˚ program. We not only take into account environmental impact, but also provide social benefits to the communities where we operate. Watch the short video below to learn more.
The solar thermal system at The Palazzo is among the largest in the nation
In case you missed it, Travel Weekly had a terrific article about how “one of the best-kept secrets in the Wild West is that Sin City is really Green City.” The article highlights the great environmental work of three companies: MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment, and us: Las Vegas Sands. Excerpt:
Known first for the Venetian resort, this Fortune 500 company seriously began examining its eco-footprint during the early stages of building its second Las Vegas property, the Palazzo, primarily because the contractor on the project was LEED-certified.
According to Katarina Tesarova, executive director of sustainability for Las Vegas Sands Corp., once the Palazzo was completed, “naturally, we extended it to the existing operations because we had this beautiful new green building and we wanted to make sure that the rest of our operations were up to the same standard.”
Much of the company’s environmental strategy was organic.
“In the early stages of our environmental initiatives, things just basically evolved,” Tesarova said.
Realizing that a more strategic approach was needed, Sands Corp. looked to the LEED green building certification initiative for guidance on sustainable design, construction and operation of its business.
“Don’t just take a job that’s going to be paying you more money to do the same thing. Do something different every couple of years to get more broadly experienced in a variety of situations. When you do that, stay long enough so that you become a reasonable expert in it. Then move on to something else, even if you take a step back financially…. If you really want to build your career, do something different, even for the same money. Just build your resume, which is essentially your ticket.… That’s what I tell the kids in schools when I talk to them. That’s what I tell my sons. And the more experience you get, there is no substitute for that.”
The young father stood in line at the Kmart layaway counter, wearing dirty clothes and worn-out boots. With him were three small children. He asked to pay something on his bill because he knew he wouldn’t be able to afford it all before Christmas. Then a mysterious woman stepped up to the counter.
“She told him, ‘No, I’m paying for it,’” recalled Edna Deppe, assistant manager at the store in Indianapolis. “He just stood there and looked at her and then looked at me and asked if it was a joke. I told him it wasn’t, and that she was going to pay for him. And he just busted out in tears.”