LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) has been recognized for the second year in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for its industry-leading corporate sustainability efforts in North America. LVS received a full 100 percent score in the environmental reporting category.
The DJSI is one of the most highly regarded global sustainability indices. Its Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is an annual evaluation of companies' sustainability practices, and over 3,400 publicly traded companies are invited to participate in annually. The Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index tracks the performance of the top 20 percent of the 600 largest Canadian and United States companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on a variety of economic, social and environmental criteria.
"Corporate responsibility is extremely important to our company and we pride ourselves on being a global leader in sustainable practices," said Robert Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands. "We are very proud of our accomplishments and honored to have received this prestigious recognition from DJSI for another year."
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.
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 Venetian and The Palazzo resorts and Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd. (HK: 1928), LVS owns a portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Sands Cotai Central, The Parisian Macao 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 over 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.
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