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.
A training session like no other!: On July 22, MGM welcomed Liverpool Football Club (LFC), one of the greatest soccer clubs in the world, to hold a unique soccer clinic for 64 young local soccer enthusiasts, aged between 6-14 years. Participants included members of the Football Youth Academy, the Young Men's Christian Association of Macau as well as children of our MGM staff. During the clinic, the group had the rare opportunity to be trained by LFC soccer legends and coaches at the Taipa Olympic Sports Centre Stadium. Two well-known LFC legends, Mr. Robbie Fowler and Mr. Sami Hyypia, ended the training session by sharing their inspirational stories and tips for success with the young soccer players.
Community care campaign: Over the past few weeks the annual MGM Community Care Campaign, has spread care and compassion to all corners of the city. Highlights from the week included: a visit paid to 30 senior citizens by our MGM Volunteer Team and led by MGM Property Operations’ technicians, to repair appliances and fix household plugs; an art workshop for mentally challenged members from Macau Special Olympics and in collaboration with our team members and their children; and a health day delivered by 20 professional doctors from the Chinese Medicine Association to provide complimentary health consultations for over 200 senior citizens.
Together, 270 team members throughout the company devoted more than 1,100 hours to provide care to 600 members of the community. Getting our team members’ children involved also helped to create fond family memories and educate the youth about the importance of community giving. A big thank you to all of those that shared their time and skills to help create great moments for those in need.
MGM Junior Lion Dance Training Program: On July 3, MGM celebrated the commencement of the MGM Junior Lion Dance Training Program 2017. Previous graduates from the program returned for the ceremony to share with the next cohort of students the range of skills learnt and great experience had during this program. MGM is honored to have Mr. Mak Chi Leong, Chairman of Macau Hong Wai Sports and Recreations Association, returning again to lead this 7-week training course for local children aged 5-10 years.
Green Office Program: Many of our team members may have noticed little green stickers appearing almost overnight next to light switches, taps, printers, and thermostats. These friendly reminders are part of the Green Office Program, an initiative underway for our offices to get involved in the MGM Go Green movement and take small steps, which together lead to BIG impact! In the coming weeks our offices will be audited by the sustainability team with Green Office Recognitions being awarded - stay tuned for your office audit!
McDonald’s goes green: From the beginning of July, MGM and McDonald’s have teamed up to save 6,500 more disposable cups per month by using reusable plastic cups instead of paper disposable ones. McDonald’s has also joined in MGM’s recycling program helping us to recycle more products and create less waste and pollution. With the launch of Green Monday, which continues every Monday, as well as these waste reduction initiatives, the Employee Dining Room in MGM continues to champion being green!
Recognized for inclusive hiring programs: MGM is proud to be recognized by the Hiring Disabled Staff Recognition Scheme for the 5th time, an award scheme organized biennially by the Labour Affairs Bureau and the Social Welfare Bureau. This accolade recognizes MGM’s efforts and commitments to workplace diversity and inclusion, with the company aim of creating a more welcoming world for us all.
Mappers go to Las Vegas: The newest batch of Mappers have departed for MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas for a year of on-the-job training. For the last four months, they have participated in familiarization training within their respective departments and will now embark on a year of experiential training including job rotations, classroom trainings, mentorships and departmental projects.
Awards all round: MGM China has been recognized by the leading financial publication, Institutional Investor, as “Most Honored Company” for the third consecutive year in the 2017 All-Asia Executive Team survey. MGM swept up a total of 6 awards demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to, and support of, its Investor Relations.
For the 3rd consecutive year, MGM MACAU’s Aux Beaux Arts French restaurant was awarded by the internationally acclaimed magazine Wine Spectator, for its comprehensive wine list and sophisticated menu pairing. This year, Aux Beaux Arts snapped up the “Grand Award”, an award only achieved by 89 restaurants worldwide.
Summer internship kick off: MGM’s annual summer internship program has kicked off once again, welcoming 19 local high school and university students referred by the Education Youth Affairs Bureau, the University of Macau, and the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL). This program also extends to students with disabilities, with four students also being referred to us from the DSAL. Throughout the summer, interns will join the teams of 8 different departments, including: Engineering, Rooms, Digital & Technology Solutions, MGM Art Space, Floral, Facilities Management Operations, Transportation, and Food & Beverage.