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.
MGM was awarded “Outstanding Contribution in the Field of CSR” at the Asia Gaming Awards Ceremony on May 16, recognizing MGM’s on-going commitment to the local community, its employees and the environment. This also makes MGM the first winner to achieve such recognition.
Congratulations to the MGM Dragon Boat Team that roared to new heights at the 2017 Dragon Boat Races! Our women's team won the coveted Championship position in the Macau Small Dragon Boat Race, and was the only female Macau team to make the 500M International Dragon Boat Races Final, achieving 6th place. Our men’s team also made us proud winning the Championship position in the C category.
Dedication to workplace safety: On May 10, MGM held an occupational health and safety funfair with games centered on the importance of careful workplace safety practices. On the same day, MGM signed the "Occupational Safety and Health Charter", an industry-wide commitment to workplace safety initiated and witnessed by Mr. Wong Chi Hong, Director of the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL). On May 24, MGM MACAU was also proud to have received the most awards at the “2nd F&B Occupational Safety and Health Award Program” organized by the DSAL. The Company received a total of 15 awards including the silver award in “Corporate Safety Performance,”
Congratulations to our talented chefs who snapped up 4 accolades at the Hong Kong International Culinary Classic (HKICC) competition at HOFEX 2017, a world-renowned food & hospitality tradeshow. Endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies and co-organized by the Hong Kong Chefs Associations, HKICC identifies culinary excellence, skills and abilities of Chefs, Cooks and apprentices from near and afar.
Responsible Gaming Roadshow: To raise awareness of the importance of responsible gaming, MGM invited the Youth Volunteers Association of Macao to hold a responsible gaming promotion event on May 4 for our employees, including games and information booths.
Energy Saving Week has kicked off! From June 12-16, MGM is arranging activities to raise awareness and help us reduce our environmental impacts through energy conservation.
Importantly we are calling on ideas of all employees as part of our Energy Saving Ideas Competition. Until June 16, employees can submit their creative ideas for how we can save energy better either on site at MGM or at home, and be in with a chance to win MOP1000 MGM F&B/Spa vouchers!
Ocean conservation awareness: MGM’s onsite aquarist, Renee Lam, who is part of a team that looks after MGM’s Aquarium, delivered a talk to over 100 local school students on the importance of protecting the marine environment and preventing water pollution. This talk was part of the annual award ceremony of the EnviroKids program organized by the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center.
MGM’s recycling gets creative! There are so many things that can be recycled these days. Thanks to the help of our departments, this past month has been filled with more waste streams that are being diverted from incineration and instead recycled. Thanks for the help of FM, Housekeeping, HR and the Cotai project team to implement new battery recycling schemes; to the Program Management and Stewarding teams to recycle our giant LED wall at casino front entrance as well as 100 IT servers; and to the many motorcycle helmets that have been collected for the DSPA helmet recycling scheme.