MGM is committed to aligning our day-to-day operations with green policies of the Macau SAR government, striving to help shape Macau into a greener, low-carbon city. With half of natural gas main pipelines on Macau Peninsula in place and to further support the government’s call for a wider adoption of natural gas, MGM is pleased to announce that MGM MACAU has inked an agreement with Nam Kwong Natural Gas Company Ltd on the natural gas changeover at MGM MACAU.
The overhaul is slated to be completed by 2022, when MGM MACAU will be the first integrated resort on Macau Peninsula to switch to natural gas. Together with MGM COTAI which has been utilizing natural gas since its opening, MGM will become to be the first integrated resort operators to have all its properties fully converted to clean and low-carbon natural gas, fueling our operations with greener energy and reaching another milestone in sustainable development.
MGM has been adhering to its sustainable development strategies of environment protection and low carbon strategy through its steadfast green operations as well as energy saving and carbon-reducing endeavors. To fully support the Nation’s climate goals of peaking carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060, MGM has identified short-term and long-term goals to spearhead the industry’s eco-conscious efforts toward a net-zero carbon economy. Our mid-term and long-term approaches include achieving green transport through fully switched to electric shuttle buses by 2023 and a target of achieving normalized energy saving of 13% by the end of 2025 as compared to 2019.
The Natural Gas Changeover project is a high-quality, large-scale sustainability game plan to propel MGM toward a full conversion to natural gas, in a bid to better tackle climate change. The project will result in a reduction of 11% on MGM’s annual carbon emissions, which is equivalent to planting 14,000 trees.
The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA), said, “The government calls on all walks of life to join forces to help attain carbon neutrality as early as possible. Natural gas is a cleaner and low-carbon energy choice which helps accelerate Macau’s transition into a green and eco-conscious city. Hence, we are pleased to see large integrated resort operator ramping up the scale of natural gas usage proactively to respond to the government’s green policies, pitching in to shape Macau into a greener city.”
Having been at the forefront of sustainability, MGM has continuously drawn on its sustainability edges and act as a precursor to contribute to green policies laid down by the government and the Nation. As of now, MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to receive three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label. The achievements have also brought MGM COTAI the glory of being the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and second in Greater China to receive the certifications. In 2018, MGM became the first integrated resort operator in Macau to abandon all single-use plastics in takeaway packaging, saving a total of 4.5 million pieces of plastics. The Company has also been phasing out the provision of plastic-bottled water, eliminating the use of over 1 million plastic bottles annually.
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 MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles 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 the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, 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. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. 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 only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.
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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