MGM Recognized as One of Top 15 Global Entities Fighting Human Trafficking
Thomson Reuters Foundation Announces Global “2017 Stop Slavery Award” and Recognizes MGM for Its Leadership and Innovative Approach to Addressing Modern Slavery
Nov 16, 2017
01 MGM is selected as a top 15 global finalist for the esteemed “Stop Slavery Award” presented by Thomson Reuters Foundation.
[November 16, 2017, Macau] MGM is proud to be selected as a top 15 global finalist for the esteemed “Stop Slavery Award” presented by Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the world’s biggest news and information provider. The selection identifies MGM for its best practices and continued leadership in combating human trafficking across the globe. The announcement was made on November 15 in London.
MGM is the first private sector organization based in Macau to bring the issue of human trafficking to the forefront. Our Company is focused on supporting the elimination of forced labor and its destructive effect on humanity. MGM has brought stakeholders from across the private, public and NGO sectors together to discuss opportunities for improvement in Macau and to foster collaboration in order to achieve meaningful progress. MGM has developed awareness and engaged people from all walks of life through a variety of initiatives including: movie screenings open to the public, forums, roundtables and business luncheons, to stimulate collaboration and action. Internally, MGM has provided anti-human trafficking trainings to its team members and established a Vendor Code of Conduct, with provisions related to supplier workplace standards in an effort to eliminate child labor, forced labor or any other violation of human rights.
“To be a finalist for such an esteemed award alongside other global enterprises is truly motivating. It is an honor and testament to our commitments and proactive approach to human rights and anti-human trafficking,” Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said. “Over the past years, we have worked vigorously to highlight this important issue. We see this as an opportunity to lead the way and to partner with other like-minded organizations and individuals to put an end to modern-day slavery worldwide.”
The Stop Slavery Award, now in its second year, recognizes companies that have taken concrete steps to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. Members of the judging panel include: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi; Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr; Britain’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland; Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth; International Criminal Prosecutor Patricia Sellers; and Thomson Reuters Foundation CEO Monique Villa.
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.
Slated to open on January 29, 2018, 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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