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.
HR Awards: On June 2, MGM received the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award from Enterprise Asia in the category of “Investment in People”, demonstrating the Company’s leadership and excellence in creating an optimal work environment for our team members. This marks the first time an organization has received this award in Macau.
On June 28, MGM was recognized at the Family Friendly Employer Awards, organized by the Woman's General Association of Macau. MGM is proud to have received the “Mother Friendly Award”, the “Father Friendly Award” as well as the “Outstanding Family-Friendly Employer Award” and on top of that the Gold status in the latter award category, something only received by two organizations in Macau.
Champions at Gaming Industry Sports Day: On June 15, MGM was crowned Champion of “Macau Gaming Industry Sports Day 2017” roaring to victory in a variety of games testing skills, stamina and teamwork. Congratulations to our winning team!
Movie carnival: On June 30, MGM’s annual Movie Carnival kicked off with tickets offered via lucky draw to 750 employees, with an additional ticket to also bring a family member or friend.
Salvation Army Learning Center: On June 25 the “Salvation Army (Macau) Learning Centre” officially opened to provide special educational needs support programs to local students in Macau. MGM is a proud sponsor of this center, with teaching assistance provided by City University of Macau.
Young Entrepreneur Forum: June 30, MGM and Macau Youth Entrepreneur Association (MYEA) co-organized the “Young Entrepreneur Forum 2017” welcoming over 200 participants, including local young entrepreneurs, representatives from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), government officials, as well as the senior procurement executives from MGM’s parent company, MGM Resorts International. The Forum aimed to offer local young entrepreneurs business insights through the inspiring road-to-success stories of three entrepreneurs including: Mr. Zhu Heng, Co-Founder of Feelingtouch Inc. from Hangzhou; Mr. Eric Yeung, Executive Director of Skyzer VC Group from Hong Kong; and Mr. Roy Long, President of Royalex Group from Macau.
Supporting Macau’s SMEs: To continue our aim to bring local SMEs to the global market via MGM, MGM organized several business matching sessions this June for U.S.-based executives, Ms. Stacey Taylor, Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer of Global Procurement of MGM Resorts International, and Mr. Joseph Federici, Vice President of Retail of MGM Resorts International, to meet with local SMEs and discuss opportunities to recruit new vendors for MGM Resorts worldwide. They also took the opportunity to visit the showrooms and retail stores of local SMEs, and to meet with the members of the MGM SME Committee, exchanging ideas on business strategies and the future development of SMEs in Macau.
MGM Eco TrailHiker: On June 28, the date for the first Eco TrailHiker with MGM as title sponsor was announced, with record sell out for event participation spots in just 90 minutes! MGM looks forward to exploring the greener side of Macau with you on November 4!
Très'Ors student art tours: On June 20, MGM welcomed 40 students from Escola Luso-Chinesa Técnico-Profissional studying “Creation Fashion Design and Production”, a course provided by Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center, to experience MGM’s latest art exhibit A Golden Way of Life - Très'Ors, featuring golden works of art from the 17th century to the present day. This tour followed a similar one given to students from Macao Polytechnic Institute in May studying “Visual Arts and Design”, who were also given the opportunity to take part in a gold gilding workshop by expert gold gilder, Mr Bruno Toupry.
Record donations to the Orbis Campaign: Thanks to our team members’ generosity, we have raised a record MOP236,000 in donations for the Orbis Raffle Campaign 2017, making MGM the biggest corporate donor in Macau for the 9th consecutive year. Donations will go to Orbis' sight-saving efforts as they prevent and treat avoidable blindness around the world.
Energy Saving Week: In support of the Office for the Development of the Energy Sector’s (GDSE) Energy Saving Week 2017, from June 11-17, MGM held a host of energy saving activities for our employees and the community. This included several energy saving tours for our team members and for students from the University of Macau’s Department of Electromechanical Engineering; a causal wear day; a “lights off” event; an energy saving at home seminar delivered by Macau’s local electricity supplier, CEM; and an energy saving ideas competition for employees to submit ideas on how MGM can further reduce energy and how energy can be better saved by individuals at home. The winners of the energy saving ideas competition have been selected and will be recognized at the next Golden Lion Award Ceremony - stay tuned!
Upcycled Wine Bottle Craft Workshop, with more golden workshops to come!:
Throughout June, MGM’s Art Space arranged four unique art workshops, available the public, to turn trash into treasure by upcycling empty wine bottles into golden decorative vases with gold paint, gold powder and other golden touch-ups inspired by our current art exhibition, A Golden Way of Life - Très'Ors
. This educational and hands-on activity gave participants a chance to rediscover their inner creativity, as well as the value of waste reduction and recycling.
MGM has three more gold-tastic
workshops on offer to the public in July and August, including:
|•||Midas Touch - Gilding Workshop (MOP188, 1-hour duration: July 22 or 29, 3pm - 4pm or 6pm - 7pm)|
|•||More Broken, More Beautiful - Kintsukuroi Workshop (MOP388, 4-hour duration: July 23, August 6 or 13, 2pm - 6pm)|
|•||Tiny Golden World - Creative Frames Workshop (MOP60, 1-hour duration: August 19, 20, 26 or 27, 3pm - 4pm)|
For more information about these workshops click here