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.
The inaugural MGM Macau Eco TrailHiker: On November 4, for the first time as title sponsor, the MGM Macau Eco Trailhiker was held with over 2,000 eager hikers and runners taking part in both the 10km and 30km races. As Macau’s largest group hiking event, it is not only a chance to enjoy being outdoors and having fun, but also has charity at its heart, with the proceeds of MOP400,000 going to two local charities: the Sisters of the Good Shepherd and the Rotary Club.
Congratulations to all the participants and a big thank you to all the MGM volunteers for making this a memorable and special day!
Donation to Macau Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society’s Chinese Pharmacy: As part of MGM’s Typhoon Hato disaster relief fund to help the local community recover following severe damage, on November 23, MGM donated MOP1.2 million to the Macau Tung Sin Tong Charitable Society, including MOP700,000 to it’s Chinese Pharmacy, to assist with restocking the pharmacy with Chinese herbal medicine and equipment.
Supporting social inclusion through art and sport: On November 7, MGM held an art workshop to design a large banner for the Macau Grand Prix paddock. Accompanied by the motorcycle team, a group of 12 athletes from the Macau Special Olympics collectively created colorful designs for the wall banner. On November 13, a group of world-renowned Grand Prix motorcycle racers paid a visit to the Macau Special Olympics center to meet the athletes.
Lion Dance performance by Macau Special Olympics performers: On November 25, the Macau Special Olympics celebrated its 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner of Macau Special Olympics. The event included a performance by a troupe of 12 Special Olympics Macau’s Lion Dance performers that have been taking part in an MGM-sponsored training program provided by professional trainers from June 10 to December 30. This is part of MGM’s wider Lion Dance community program, which aims to preserve and celebrate the age-old tradition of lion dance in the community.
Annual Waste Audit: Year to date, MGM has reduced waste generation by 15% and increased recycling levels 7-fold through an intensive recycling program. To further identify opportunities for waste reduction and recycling, throughout November, the Stewarding and Sustainability teams worked together to conduct a company-wide waste audit of over 6,600kg from offices, rooms and F&B. Stay tuned for more waste reduction initiatives!
Awards all around: MGM was recognized in November with several awards which are due to the hard work and dedication of our team.
Firstly, congratulations to Mike Lei, Director of MGM Slot Operations, for winning the Excellence Award for New Talent at the 5th Macau Business Awards.
On November 15, MGM was proud to be announced as a top 15 global finalist at the Stop Slavery Award presented by Thomson Reuters Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the world’s biggest news and information provider. The selection identifies MGM for its best practices and continued leadership in combating human trafficking across the globe.
On November 8, MGM COTAI swept up an impressive six awards at the Asia Property Awards. The six awards include: Best Hotel Development (Asia), Best Hotel Architectural Design (Asia), Best Universal Design Development (Asia), Best Integrated Hotel Resort Development (Macau), Best Contemporary Hotel Architectural Design (Macau) and Best Universal Design Development (Macau).
And finally on November 24, MGM MACAU was recognized as one of the My Favorite Hotels and Resorts at U Magazine Travel Awards.
Presenting ‘Learn & Play! teamLab Future Park’ at MGM MACAU: MGM is proud to have launched the innovative and eye-opening art exhibit at the MGM Art Space - “Learn & Play! teamLab Future Park”. The teamLab Future Park project explores the theme of co-creative learning through digital technology and brings four inspiring digital installations to Macau including Graffiti Nature - Mountains and Valleys, Sketch Town (which transforms into Sketch Christmas during December 1 - 26), Sketch Town Papercraft, and Light Ball Orchestra. The exhibition will be open to the public until February 28, 2018.