MGM Receives “Outstanding Social Caring Organization Award”
Being Recognized for Its Dedication to the Community, Its Employees and the Environment
Mar 1, 2017
Outstanding Social Caring Organization Award
[March 1, 2017, Macau] MGM has garnered the “Outstanding Social Caring Organization Award” at the 5th Social Caring Pledge Scheme organized by Social Enterprise Research Institute (SERI) of Hong Kong, being the only integrated resort in Macau to have received this award. This also marks the second time that the Company has been awarded the accolade, with further recognition for its continuous efforts in social responsibility initiatives.
“This award highlights our commitment to inspire the highest standards of social responsibility,” Mr. Grant Bowie, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of MGM China Holdings Limited, said. “Besides strengthening our leadership in environmental-friendly operations, we are also keen to motivate team members to reach their full potential through a variety of training and development programs, and to find innovative ways to give back to the community where we live and work. With the expansion of MGM’s footprint in Macau, we see this as an opportunity to lead the way to promote stronger corporate social responsibility locally, while continuing to position Macau as a world leisure and tourism destination.”
The Outstanding Social Caring Organization Award is judged on numerous factors to elect the outstanding corporates across various industries in Asia, taking into consideration of the candidates’ social responsibility in the categories of environmental protection, labor standards, human rights, and anti-corruption practices. This year, the panel of judges includes the Dr. Peter Liao, Honorary Chairman of UN Global Compact; Prof. Wei Zhao, Rector of University of Macau; Prof. Richard Olesen, Honorary Chancellor of SERI, as well as other university heads.
Continuous Initiatives to Serve Our Community
In 2016, MGM and its team served the Macau community in numerous ways: The Volunteer Team completed a new record of more than 6,400 hours of community service through 95 community events. For our staff of approximately 6,000, we provided more than 268,900 training hours and hosted a variety of teambuilding initiatives. In the area of environmental sustainability, we were selected to join the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index among top sustainability leaders on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and achieved Two-Star Certification under the China Green Building (Macau) Design Label for MGM COTAI, making it the first and largest private property to have achieved such recognition.
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 during the second half 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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