LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), launches a new supplier initiative in partnership with Ecodesk, a global sustainability data platform, that builds upon its industry leading commitment to environmental responsibility.
MGM Resorts is joining a select group of the world's most innovative organizations in an effort to bring supplier and customer sustainability information together through Ecodesk. The program seeks to create a better understanding of how energy use, carbon emissions and waste impact performance. This platform will allow customers and suppliers to evaluate possible opportunities for innovation, while offering the convenience of a centralized database available for suppliers and their customers.
"Incorporating environmentally responsible practices through all areas of our operations is a must-do to grow our business responsibly," said MGM Resorts Chief Sustainability Officer Cindy Ortega. "With a sustainable supply chain being one of our core focus areas, the Ecodesk Innovator's Program was a natural next step in helping to advance sustainability into our supply chain."
As part of the company's comprehensive sustainability program, MGM Resorts is dedicated to achieving results in using resources more efficiently, reducing construction impacts, minimizing waste and increasing awareness.
"Understanding the impact of energy usage and carbon emissions is fundamental to creating a lean and efficient supply base. With it, a company can build a dynamic model to maximize its profitability," said Robert Clarke, CEO, Ecodesk. "MGM Resorts has been an innovator here, as it has not just understood the implications of energy management in the supply chain, it has acted upon it. By measuring and managing energy, businesses can play a vital role in environmental stewardship and also business development."
For more information about MGM Resorts International's commitment to sustainability, please visit: www.mgmresorts.com/csr.
Ecodesk is the World's largest user-managed database for energy, carbon, waste and water information, where businesses of all sizes can create, connect and share sustainability data profiles and engage their supply chains. There are currently over 1.2 million organizations creating and publishing profiles on Ecodesk, providing customers with up to the minute data on supplier performance. Ecodesk is a live, open data, web-based platform, founded in 2006 and funded by private equity. Ecodesk is working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in the UK on a Transparency for Growth initiative for business. For more information please visit www.ecodesk.com.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau Resort and Casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort and Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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