Throughout 2012, we’re rolling out numerous projects under our Go Green Campaign to mobilize our Team Members (employees) to use resources such as water and electricity more efficiently, while reducing consumption.
Monthly Go Green Themes–such as Save Water, Save Energy, Recycle and Reuse, Save the Earth, Green Dining, Go Green for the Holidays–will help to educate and build a green culture among our Team Members.
As part of our effort to raise awareness, we’ll have on-going engagement activities–such as the inter-departmental challenge as described in the story here. In addition, Go Green stickers (printed on sustainable materials and inks) are put up throughout our Heart-of-House areas to remind us to do our part to Go Green.
I’m excited to be part of the broad Team Member engagement program that aims to educate and show us how to be more environmentally friendly both at work and at home. [Read More]
Macau Business: “The casino resort opened its doors to the public for the first time at 6 pm on Wednesday. Sands China says an outdoor crowd of more than 5,000 people watched the 5 pm opening celebration at the porte-cochere of the Conrad Macao, with queues extending over 400 metres around the building. In total, Sands China properties – Sands Macao, Venetian Macao, Plaza Macao and Sands Cotai Central – welcomed over 200,000 visitors on Wednesday, the company said.”
Sands China has literally reached new heights with the April 11 opening of Sands Cotai Central on Macao’s Cotai Strip.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Sands China Ltd. Chairman Sheldon Adelson described the opening of Sands Cotai Central – comprising Conrad, Sheraton and Holiday Inn hotels, and Shoppes Cotai Central – as “a historic moment”, representing yet another stage in Sands China’s ambitions to turn the Cotai Strip Macao into Asia’s premier business and leisure destination.
At the opening ceremony, Mr Adelson spoke enthusiastically of the project as thousands of assembled media representatives, VIPs, Sands executives and eager visitors gathered to get their first glimpse of the three-tower integrated resort city. [Read More]
Macau Daily Times: During a luncheon co-hosted by Sands China Ltd. and the International Ladies’ Club of Macau, Dr. Miriam Adelson, a specialist in internal medicine, lectured on using methadone to treat chemical dependency. A medical expert in the field of drug abuse treatment, Dr. Adelson had opened two clinics in the United States and Israel before coming to Macau in 2002 to offer her knowledge to the local community, mentoring medical professionals and sharing her experience with the Social Welfare Bureau’s Department for Prevention and Treatment of Drug Dependence.
“My husband [Sheldon Adelson, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation], was doing business in Macau, so I thought I might as well do something meaningful and give back to the community,” she said in an interview with MDT after the lunch. While some critics believe that methadone treatment only alternates one addiction for another, Dr. Adelson insists that it is extremely effective and that “a society has to measure the pros and cons in a difficult situation and makes the correct decision.”
Quote of the day: “While half of Macau’s gaming operators are waiting to make their move onto the Cotai Strip, Sands China Ltd is tomorrow opening its third property there. Sands China president and chief executive Edward Tracy says the new property underlines the company’s commitment to mass-market hospitality and gaming, Macau Business reports in its April issue.”
Jonah Cohen (J.C.) oversees online communications for Las Vegas Sands Corp. Passionate about social media, he chronicles the conversations in and around the company. Got a story to share? Send him an email.