LAS VEGAS, March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sands ECO360°, the global corporate sustainability program of Las Vegas Sands (LVS), is launching its fourth annual "I Will If You Will" (IWIYW) global challenge by collaborating with the company's team members and encouraging them to take action to reduce their impact on climate change. The annual event is held in conjunction with the global Earth Hour celebration organized by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), which will take place on March 19. The occasion marks one of LVS' three global team member engagement events that are conducted annually to support environmental sustainability.
During the week of March 13 - 19, team members can take the following actions to participate in the IWIYW Challenge:
1. Take public transportation/carpool/bike/walk to work.
2. Turn off the lights from 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. for one day. (Especially on March 19 – Earth Hour)
3. Change out an inefficient light bulb with an LED bulb.
4. Wash clothes in cold water.
5. Adjust thermostat for energy conservation.
6. Take an educational Sands ECO360° quiz.
7. Unplug electronics or appliances while not in use.
8. Submit a green idea.
"Team members are an integral part of our Sands ECO360° program. We look for fun ways to engage them and make them feel informed and excited about sustainability," said Katarina Tesarova, vice president of global sustainability for Las Vegas Sands. "Earth Hour has become our company tradition and it provides a great platform for us to communicate the importance of energy conservation," continued Tesarova. "This year we expanded the one hour event into a one week global campaign which encourages our more than 50,000 team members to celebrate their commitment to the planet with their friends, family, community or at work in their own way. We hope these actions will go beyond the Earth Hour week and become our way of living."
LVS is deeply committed to environmental stewardship through the work of the Sands ECO360° Global Sustainability Program, which focuses on sustainable buildings and development, as well as reducing the impact of the company's business operations on the natural environment. The program integrates best practices in sustainability across all company properties and serves as a roadmap for continuous improvement on environmental performance.
The company's official blog, Sands Confidential, will highlight the challenge and team members completing green actions throughout the week, emphasizing the importance of climate change. Additionally, follow the progress of the challenge on social media by utilizing the hashtags #OneSmallChange and #ECO360.
About Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is the world's leading developer and operator of Integrated Resorts. Our collection of Integrated Resorts in Asia and the United States feature state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, destination retail and dining including celebrity chef restaurants and many other amenities.
Our properties include the five-diamond Venetian and Palazzo resorts and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., LVS owns a portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao and Sands Cotai Central, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.
LVS is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of delivering a great working environment for nearly 50,000 employees worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate citizenship program and leading innovation with the company's award-winning Sands ECO360° global sustainability program. To learn more, please visit www.sands.com.
Contacts: Kristin McLarty Kristin.McLarty@sands.com 702-414-3218
SOURCE Las Vegas Sands Corp.