WELCOME TO OUR MGM SUSTAINABILITY NEWSLETTER
We’re doing a lot behind the scenes at MGM to reduce our impact on the environment and support the people that mean the most to us, including all our employees and community. Contributing to a better Macau through our arts and culture program is also an important aspect of our approach. Through this newsletter we will share our monthly sustainability highlights with you, and hope you will join us in our sustainability programs to help us Create a Better Tomorrow Today.
This month we are also proud to announce MGM’s inclusion on the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Benchmark Index, which identifies the top sustainability leaders in Hong Kong and Mainland China that are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Supporting Chinese traditional Lion Dance: On August 23, MGM congratulated its second group of Junior Lion Dance Graduates (75 in total, ranging from 5-10 years) in a jam-packed ceremony of performances, certificate presentations, as well as the exciting announcement that MGM will once again be sponsoring the 6th International Lion Dance Championship, to be held on November 12-13 onsite at MGM MACAU.
Sharing responsible gaming best practices: On August 26, MGM welcomed Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs), a well-established charitable organization from Hong Kong dedicated to providing medical, social and education services, to MGM for an experience sharing visit. The visit coincided as part of TWGHs’ 2-day course on responsible gaming at the Macao Polytechnic Institute, serving to provide practical insight into industry-leading policies and practices from MGM’s Responsible Gaming Program. We are delighted to welcome TWGHs for the second time as part of our steadfast commitment to collaboration for prevention.
SME business matching for IT and Retail suppliers: On September 2, MGM held its 4th quarterly Business Matching Forum to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), focusing on IT, as well as retailers suited to back-of-house employee retail sales. During the day, nearly 80 local companies met directly with MGM management to present their products and services. On this occasion, MGM also worked closely with the Macau Youth Entrepreneur Association (MYEA) in an effort to create more opportunities to grow business with Macau’s younger generation of entrepreneurs.
MGM DSEJ Summer Internship Program comes to a close: MGM is passionate about helping the younger generation find a career that they can be passionate about and understand that experience within different working environments is essential to getting on the right path. From July 4 to August 26, MGM took part in the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau’s (DSEJ) internship program, welcoming nine high school and university students, from 18-24 years of age, to gain hands-on experience in departments such as Facilities Management, Design and Construction, Rooms and Food & Beverage.
Combatting anti-human trafficking: To raise awareness of modern day slavery and the detrimental effects of human trafficking, MGM sponsored a documentary screening and forum to help raise awareness of this global issue. Organized by the Good Shepherd Center, professional members from across the community spectrum such as the Legal Affairs Bureau, the Office of the Secretary for Security, Social Welfare Bureau, the Judiciary Police, the Macao Human Trafficking Deterrent Measures Concern Committee, as well as local schools, universities, and NGOs, came together to discuss opportunities to tackle the issue, those both locally and further afield.
BIG reductions in environmental impact: Every year MGM strives to improve its environmental performance – in the first half of this year, MGM has reduced its consumption of energy by 6% compared to the same period in 2015, removing the associated amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated by driving 494 cars for an entire year! MGM has also reduced water consumption by nearly a quarter, the equivalent to saving 258 swimming pools worth of water. And even further – we have also reduced the amount of waste being sent to the incinerator by the equivalent weight of 89 school buses. Congratulations to all – such savings cannot be made without your support!
Cotai Recruitment Campaign Launch: Meet the locals proud of Making Great Moments in Macau. To make our next big project, MGM COTAI, nothing short of greatness, we have officially launched our recruitment campaign featuring our very our own team members, selected from the #MomentsofGreatness photo contest - we look forward to expanding our MGM team and welcoming others to unleash their greatness! Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming local recruitment days and much more.
MGM PRIDE Program Training Series: On August 29, MGM organized the "Forum on National Conditions – Challenges & Opportunities of Economic Development for Mainland China and Macau" for 300 management team members to promote and strengthen the cultural exchange between China and Macau. The event was supported by National Condition Education Association and the University of Macau, with advisor support from the China Liaison Office, and included speakers discussing the challenges and opportunities to economic development and regional collaboration.
Congratulations to the MGM all-star basketball team who won the Championship Title in the Macau Hotel Association and Special Olympics 3-on-3 Basketball Match 2016 on September 3rd. With high energy and excellent team spirit, the Golden Lion Basketball Team stormed to victory - congratulations to Cheong Tong Fai, Chan Kam Hong, Chan Kam Hong, Christopher Im and Tony Chao from the Casino Operations, Hotel Operations and Human Resources teams!
MGM community art tours: Making art accessible to all is an objective of MGM’s Art Program, which seeks to make world-class exhibitions and experiences available to everyone, and where needed break down barriers by providing additional services and facilities. During August, MGM held several guided art tours for persons with disabilities from Special Olympics Macau, as well as for senior citizens from the Macau Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society. Interactive guided art tours of the MGM Art Space’s current art exhibition, Edgar Degas: Figures in Motion, were carried out by our knowledgeable art guides, and participants also had the chance to enjoy the exciting fish feeding show at the MGM Grande Praça’s colossal aquarium.