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Marina Bay Sands Supports World Hunger Day 2014

June 24th, 2014 | Jonathan Vista

From food donations to bake sale items, over 900 Team Members from all across Marina Bay Sands came together in support of our 2014 World Hunger Day activities, resulting in our most successful campaign to date.

During the period of 26-30 May 2014, our drop-off boxes were filled with food donations from the Canned Food Drop Off drive – with a whopping 27 boxes full of food donations going to Food from the Heart, a non-profit organization that channels food donations to low-income families.

Our Clean Plate Challenge proved successful raising $1,580 for charity. By making sure we finished the food on our plates from our Team Dining Rooms (TDR), Marina Bay Sands donated $1 for every clean plate returned.

The cherry on the cake (literally!) was the huge success of the Bake Sale, where we got to sample the amazing confections from budding pâtissiers from all over the company! Through the concerted effort of bakers and buyers, we raised $13,162 for Food from the Heart, exceeding last years’ fundraiser.

These activities have been successful thanks to our Team Members. Their passion for philanthropy and dedication to a good cause has helped people in need.

Team members preparing for the bake sale

Team members preparing for the bake sale

Marina Bay Sands President and Chief Executive Officer George Tanasijevich supporting the Loyalty Marketing booth

Marina Bay Sands President and Chief Executive Officer George Tanasijevich supporting the Loyalty Marketing booth

Food from the Heart representatives loading all the donated canned goods

Food from the Heart representatives loading all the donated canned goods

 

VIDEO: Las Vegas Sands Event at Clean the World

June 23rd, 2014 | Scott Intravaia

Las Vegas Sands recently helped Clean the World unveil new equipment that will double its production of recycled soaps. Check out the video from that event and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube page for access to all of our videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/LasVegasSandsCorp

Las Vegas Sands team members building hygiene kits at Clean the World

Las Vegas Sands team members building hygiene kits at Clean the World

Today, Las Vegas Sands was privileged to be a part of an amazing advancement of Clean The World, which unveiled new equipment at its Las Vegas facility that will help the non-profit organization double its production of recycled soaps.

The new equipment is made possible by our recent $1 million donation through our corporate citizenship initiative, Sands Cares, and will allow Clean The World to enhance their distribution efforts to people in need here in Las Vegas and around the globe. Three local charities, Shade Tree, Las Vegas Rescue Mission and Three Square, will receive thousands of hygiene kits to be built by LVS team members for distribution to locals in need.

Now that the equipment is up and running, it is time to put it into action! We have set a goal of building 100,000 disaster relief kits to help those in need in Las Vegas and across the U.S. You can help us meet our goal by volunteering for our upcoming community kit builds.

Details of this event will be shared in the coming weeks; in the meantime be sure to subscribe to Sands Confidential to stay up to date with all of our Sands Cares news.

Sands for Singapore and The Amazing Spider-Man 2

May 15th, 2014 | Bhavna Moolani

Giving back to the communities where we work and live is something that is very close to our hearts at Marina Bay Sands, and it has been a particularly amazing 2014 so far.

There is something incredibly special about superheroes and how they influence us. They inspire us to be the best versions of ourselves by helping others. It is extremely important to us to help our community while still having a good time with family, friends and colleagues.

What better way to inspire kids than to have them get up close and personal with the cast of The Amazing Spider-man 2! In March, six lucky students from the Metta School got a once-in-a-lifetime experience to attend an intimate meet-and-greet with Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx. The six young fans were thrilled to meet their favorite superheroes in real life.

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Six lucky students from Metta School with the cast of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Just last week, Sands for Singapore and Sony Pictures invited more than 300 local special needs students to a screening of the blockbuster film. This was our way of enabling more local underserved communities to enjoy the best of global entertainment, and it was a truly heartwarming experience to see the smiles on the kids’ faces.

Sands for Singapore beneficiaries at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screening

Sands for Singapore beneficiaries at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 screening

LVS Chairman & CEO Sheldon Adelson on the UNLV campus

LVS Chairman & CEO Sheldon Adelson on the UNLV campus

The Las Vegas Review-Journal covered Monday’s event at UNLV with LVS Chairman Sheldon Adelson and COO Michael Leven, where the executives provided insight and advice to the hospitality students in attendance:

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson told nearly 1,000 hotel and hospitality students Monday that they needed to take risks if they wanted to succeed in business.

“Risk is reward and reward is risk,” Adelson, 80, said during an hour-long afternoon talk at Ham Hall at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “You cannot be an entrepreneur if you don’t take risks. If you fall down, be determined to get back up and keep trying.”

Adelson and Las Vegas Sands President Michael Leven each spent an hour separately answering questions from longtime gaming industry executive Artie Nathan, who is now a guest lecturer at the UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.

Adelson, who is considered the world’s eighth richest person by Forbes, credited much of his business success from taking risks. Las Vegas Sands, which operates casinos in Macau, Singapore and Las Vegas, has a market capitalization of $65.2 billion.

To read the LVRJ story in full, click here.

Sands Cares: Clean the World Event

April 10th, 2014 | Ciara Matthews

Team members from The Venetian, Palazzo, and Sands Expo volunteered their time at Clean the World’s Las Vegas location last week by putting together nearly 2,000 hygiene kits that will be sent to underserved populations in our local communities and around the world. Las Vegas Sands has dedicated $1 million to Clean the World in 2014 as part of our new global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares. Clean the World works diligently to collect and recycle discarded hygiene products from hospitality companies and distributes them to those in risk of life-threatening hygiene-related diseases, such as pneumonia, cholera and dysentery. To learn more about Sands Cares and our partnership with Clean the World, visit www.sandscares.sands.com.

Las Vegas Sands recently held its first-ever Sands Supplier Excellence Awards, recognizing the outstanding services of its suppliers and vendors around the world. During several Sands Supplier Appreciation Dinners in Macao, Singapore, Las Vegas, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the company acknowledged its indebtedness to the local communities in which it does business.

“Our company is not an isolated island, but part of the greater communities in which we do business. These awards recognize that fact,” said Michael Leven, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. “Our success at LVS and the success of our suppliers have gone hand-in-hand. Our partnerships have created mutually beneficial results and we look forward to continuing to build on these results.”

Las Vegas Sands expressed appreciation for its supplier partnerships with awards given in seven categories. From among thousands of service providers and suppliers, hundreds were nominated by each location’s business units and employees, representing businesses such as construction and development, furniture and equipment, facilities and services, food and beverage, gaming equipment, technology and IT services. The award categories and winners from Macao, Singapore, Las Vegas, and Bethlehem are as follows:

Corporate Culture and Sustainability Award: Macau Coca-Cola Beverage Company; Sunfresh Singapore; GE Lighting; Farmers Brothers.

Cost Management Award: Unique Printing; Cyclect Electrical Engineering; Trident Construction Corporation; Chrin Hauling.

Service Excellence Award: China Travel Service Macao; Certis Cisco Security; Fun City Foods; Primo Produce.

Project Management Award: Hsin Chong Engineering; LanTroVision; AT&T; Orlando Diefenderfer

Total Quality Management Award: Fook Yik; Culina; Jacquards Fabric Company; Christmas City Printing.

Innovation Award: TCS John Huxley; Gexpro Asia; International Game Technology; KGM Gaming.

Small-Medium Enterprise (SME) Award: Zenith; Colourscan Co; Universal Color Graphics; Cox Building Services.

In September, Sands Expo—with support from Green Our Planet and Garden Farms of Nevada—established Plant It for the Planet, an urban gardening program at Monaco Middle School. The school is a recipient of Title 1 funding and a participant in the STEM Education program, a national initiative where academic subjects and instruction focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

We’re happy to report that an incredible quantity of food grew by late November, featuring 20 kinds of vegetables and herbs that have been cared for and studied by students and faculty. Sands Expo organized a Seasonal Celebration where team members, faculty and students came together to hand-pick everything that was ready, and Chef Rodney Gibson led a cooking demonstration that featured the organic ingredients that had just been harvested.

Throughout the event, students discussed nutrition; greening their community; how to use insects as organic pesticides; and other lessons for urban gardening. They wore chef’s hats as they sampled the fruits of their labor, and the joy on their faces was a delight to see. In addition to promoting a healthy lifestyle and teaching about sustainability, there was a clear sense of personal growth and self-reliance instilled among participants.

Sands Expo’s goal is to expand this initiative to other schools, showing faculty, students and their families the numerous benefits of urban gardening. For more information about the program, watch the video below.

Las Vegas Sands & David Beckham Form Asian Partnership

November 22nd, 2013 | Kenny Coyle

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David Beckham during Friday’s press conference at The Venetian Macao.

I’m excited to report that Las Vegas Sands (LVS) and Beckham Ventures just announced a partnership which will see one of the world’s most iconic men, David Beckham, join forces with LVS’s powerful integrated resort properties in Macao and Singapore.

As outlined at a press conference held in Macao today, the partnership will be based around the development of dining, retail and leisure concepts at Sands China Ltd. properties in Macao and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

“We have billions of dollars invested in our own global, iconic brands and we clearly understand the importance of growing and sustaining those brands over time. The odds are extremely high that a partnership with David Beckham will help us further those efforts and provide David with the same benefit,” said Michael Leven, our company’s president and chief operating officer. “We are very excited about the partnership and we fully expect it to grow in the years to come, especially as we aggressively explore opportunities to further expand our presence in Asia.”

David Beckham said, “The Sands team has created amazing resorts in Singapore and Macao. The scale, vision and caliber in all that they do is impressive. I am very excited to be working with them to develop a range of new business ideas in a part of the world that I love spending time in and is full of optimism and growth.”

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David Beckham (centre) with George Tanasijevich (left), president and chief executive officer of Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, and Edward Tracy (right), president and chief executive officer of Sands China Ltd.

“Here in Macao, Sands China has worked to not only transform the tourism industry by providing a diverse set of entertainment offerings, but also by seeking out active engagement with renowned brands and providing a unique experience to the people in and around this area of the world when they visit Cotai Strip Resorts Macao,” said Edward Tracy, president and chief executive officer of Sands China Ltd. “David Beckham’s well-known personal values and his endeavors in both business development and community outreach make a perfect match for our two brands to come together in a way which is sure to positively impact the Asian market.”

“We’ve been fortunate enough to have David partner with us recently at Marina Bay Sands and the energy and enthusiasm his presence provides is captivating. He was involved in our very successful Sands for Singapore community festival and his participation was inspiring to the young people he met with as well as the local charities which benefitted from his generosity. We greatly look forward to further promoting our partnership with David in a variety of exciting and creative ways at Marina Bay Sands,” said George Tanasijevich, the property’s president and chief executive officer.

Aiding in the Relief Effort

November 18th, 2013 | Ciara Matthews

Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan as well as our team members who have family and friends in the region. Las Vegas Sands is showing its support for the Philippines in a variety of ways following the devastation caused by this terrible disaster. Financial assistance is being provided to the recovery efforts there by both our entities in Asia, Sands China Ltd. in Macao and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Additionally, through our existing partnership with Clean the World, LVS is funding the packaging and shipment of 40,000 hygiene kits which contain soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste and washcloths, to the area as a means of preventing the spread of hygiene-related illness.