MGM Takes Proactive Company-Wide Approach in Anti-Human Trafficking
Sep 28, 2017
[September 26, 2017, Macau] As the pioneer in the Macau private sector on promoting anti-human trafficking, MGM participated in two recent initiatives including: The “2017 Anti-Slavery Summit” hosted by Thomson Reuters in Hong Kong, and today invited Mekong Club, a non-profit organization combating human trafficking, to deliver a keynote speech on the subject for more than 100 management members. Through these initiatives, the Company supports the protection of human rights and raises awareness on anti-trafficking both locally and regionally.
MGM invited Mr. Matthew Friedman, Chief Executive Officer of Mekong Club, to give a keynote speech for its management team today, enabling them to gain in-depth insights into the recent major initiatives of anti-human trafficking underway in the hospitality industry and to drive prevention and awareness in their teams. It covered topics such as the modern slavery act, financial aspects of modern slavery, responsible procurement and supply chain management. “Over the past three years, MGM has continued to play a leadership role in creating awareness related to this important issue. This type of guidance is inspiring other hotels and businesses to step up and join the fight against modern slavery.” said Mr. Matthew Friedman.
To review the current landscape of anti-human trafficking in Asia with its challenges and opportunities, Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, recently participated in the “2017 Anti-Slavery Summit” organized by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets, in Hong Kong. The day-long summit, with focus on technology, data and regulatory solutions for businesses to tackle modern-day slavery and human-trafficking, brought together influential business leaders, corporate CEOs, human rights advocates, non-governmental organizations, government and the legal community at large, to discuss major regional issues concerning slavery.
As one of the speakers in the session of “Breaking the Chain – Supply Chain Risks and Response Models,” Mr. Grant Bowie shared perspectives on how the hospitality sector can help prevent and combat human trafficking throughout supply chains. “For the 40 million victims of modern slavery all over the world, we believe this is a critical issue for us to engage in and make a difference. We have developed our own Vendor Code of Conduct, with provisions related to supplier workplace standards in an effort to eliminate child labor, forced labor, human trafficking or any other violation of human rights. We will continue our efforts in bringing this issue to broader attention, and to collaborate and partner with organizations with the same vision for greater impact.”
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
Expected to open in Q4 of 2017, MGM COTAI is the latest addition to the MGM portfolio in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it plans to offer approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in the resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the largest property and the first private sector project ever to achieve the China Green Building (Macau) Design Label Certification.
MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.
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