Create A Better Tomorrow Today
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.


As the year draws to a close, in this month’s Sustainability Newsletter, we would like to celebrate some of the 2016 highlights from our program across each of our sustainability pillars. Here’s a recap of just a few of those highlights.
Leading in sustainability management:
In 2016, to support best practice sustainability we established our Sustainability Policy, signed by senior management, and applicable to all employees and business partners.
We further enhanced our sustainability practices and data management through the certification of our Sustainability Management System with ISO 50001 in Energy Management as well as with the EarthCheck data benchmarking system.
Among many awards received throughout the year, MGM was selected to join 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
Unwavering commitment to the community:
Throughout 2016, we contributed over 6,400 hours of our time to the community across 95 different community events providing care to 1,500 senior citizens, 700 low-income families, 600 youths in Macau and 300 disabled persons.
With our haircutting service for senior citizens being one of our signature events; we broke all our records delivering 550 haircuts, as well as new friendships, to associations for senior citizens around Macau.
To support local business, MGM engaged 635 new small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) through our quarterly SME Business Matching Sessions from November 2015 to December 2016. As a result, we successfully created new business with 158 vendors and signed 2,213 new deals worth MOP155 million. MGM also took its commitment to SMEs to new level, by developing its existing Macau SME relationships with its parent company, MGM Resorts International, with the first global deal signed in December 2016.
Further, to raise awareness of modern day slavery and the detrimental effects of human trafficking, MGM initiated and sponsored a series of events internally and externally including comprehensive internal training, documentary screening and seminars.
Fighting to protect the planet:
Through energy reduction initiatives, MGM consumed 1,818 less tons of CO2 emissions in 2016, which is the equivalent of taking 384 cars off the road for an entire year! Total energy consumption has reduced by 30% since 2008.
To conserve water, we implemented an innovative water recycling scheme to recycle condensate water from our air-conditioning system for flushing in our toilets
In 2016, we reduced our waste sent to the incinerator by 9% since 2015; and a total of 15% since 2012, which is the equivalent weight of over 127 African elephants!
Throughout the year, our employees also got involved through the Let’s Waste Less Campaign, the Recycling Bag Design Competition, Energy Conservation Week, Earth Hour, the screening of Before the Flood, and the annual tree planting & maintenance program.
To ensure our new property, MGM COTAI, has environmental sustainability at its heart, green building practices were employed throughout the design and construction process, with MGM receiving the China (Macau) Green Building Label for our efforts (the first company in Macau to receive this award).
Investing in our employees:
In 2016, our employees received over 268,933 hours of training, or 45 hours per employee.
As part of this, we sent 27 high-performing local team members to our sister properties in Las Vegas through our PRIDE and MAP program, launched a High School Diploma Program to promote lifelong learning, and launched our online learning platform - MGM eAcademy.
We also welcomed 149 interns from colleges and universities from Macau and beyond for on-the-job experience in a professional environment.
In advance of our second property opening, MGM COTAI, we also launched our mass recruitment campaign hosting various mass recruitment job fairs for local residents, and we look forward to welcoming 6,000 new employees to our ranks.
Launched in 2016, our Internal Transfer Program presents exciting new opportunities and our Referral and Rehire Program will be updated with an enhanced incentives program in 2017.
Contributing to the arts and culture in Macau:
The Fun for Everyone Campaign kept us all entertained with MGM’s Art Space hosting an exquisite sculpture display, “Edgar Degas: Figures in Motion”. From April-November, the exhibition received more than 23,500 guests and 150 tours.
MGM’s Grande Praça also hosted our majestic Butterfly Garden, a kaleidoscope of colorful giant butterflies hovering above our colossal aquarium.
To celebrate Chinese culture and further cultivate interest in Chinese traditional dance, MGM’s Lion Dance Championship, as well as the Junior Lion Dance Training Program for young children, aged 5-10 years brought excitement for this ancient art form to Macau.