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.
Recognized as Macau Green Hotels: We are pleased to announce that MGM COTAI received the Gold Award from the Macau Green Hotel Awards – organized by the Environmental Protection Bureau in collaboration with the Macao Government Tourism Office. On the other hand, MGM MACAU earned a bronze designation highlighting our leadership in sustainability after having made a substantial reduction in energy and water consumption over the past 12 years.
MGM Energy Saving Week 2019: During June 9 to 15, MGM brought back the annual Energy Saving Campaign in support of GDSE’s Energy Saving Week. The campaign kicked off with a brand new green menu specially designed by our in-house chefs, which provided fresh and healthy options at MGM’s employee dining room HomeBase in promoting a greener lifestyle with low carbon dishes.
Following the tradition of energy saving at the property, MGM participated in the GDSE Earth Hour in addition to the regular lights-off at monthly Earth Hour. As of today, energy savings of 5343 kW have been achieved due to the participation in Earth Hour, which is enough to charge 2,950 phones for a year. In addition, all non-uniformed team members were encouraged to wear casually in order to reduce the energy demand in the office.
Ocean Conservation Art Workshop with Fu Luen School: On June 15, MGM hosted an Art workshop on the theme of Ocean Conservation with Fu Luen School. A total of 57 students, parents and teachers were warmly welcomed to MGM MACAU’s Ballroom to join the MGM Ocean Conservation Art Workshop. Following the Educational Tour around the MGM Aquarium, students were invited to an interactive lesson with our aquarists and sustainability team.
Students had the opportunity to make their own creative eco-friendly sea life crafts with disposable items they brought from home and a provided set of recycled materials. With a bit of help from friends and parents, each of them created an astonishing product to take home as an eco-souvenir. Together we all had a great time learning the importance of ocean conservation and reduction in single-use plastics in order to help conserve the marine habitats.
Technical Seminar on its GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title: On June 15, as a celebration for the groundbreaking achievement of receiving the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title on its Spectacle roof, MGM hosted a technical seminar at MGM COTAI for nearly 400 people from the engineering community of Macau and Hong Kong. Dr. Siu Yin Wai and Mr. Anthony Cheng from Siu Yin Wai & Associates Limited, as well as Mr. Ben Wong and Mr. Simon Leung from China State Construction Engineering (Hong Kong) Limited, were invited as speakers for the seminar. They addressed and analyzed the design and the challenges encountered in the construction process of this engineering marvel.
Co-organized Seminar on the Development of Macau Tourism with DSEC: On June 14, MGM Academy collaborated with DSEC, The Statistics and Census Service, to organize the “MGM Celebration of Macau’s 20th Anniversary Series – Seminar on the Development of Macau Tourism”. Over 100 management team members learnt about the various important tourism indexes such as the trends and the formats of different types of visitors’ arrival, the spending patterns, the tourism pricing, etc., which all have important implications for making better business decisions.
Haircut and Health Day for senior buddies: Succeeding the Company’s annual philanthropic tradition, MGM hosted the “Haircut and Health Day for Senior Buddies” event for more than 200 local senior citizens from nine local associations under the Caritas Macau and the Macau Tung Sin Tong Chartable Society at MGM MACAU’s Grand Ballroom. Having been hosting it for 10 consecutive years, MGM has continued to provide free health consultations in the signature event since 2010, which has benefited a total of over 1,800 local senior citizens to date. This year, complimentary haircut services were especially offered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this event.
Congratulations to our Culinary Team for winning the Top Award at the Young Talents Escoffier Competition Macau 2019! Organized by the Disciples Escoffier Macau Delegation at the Macao University of Science and Technology (MUST), the competition aims to encourage local young chefs under the age of 24 to showcase their talents and skills.
As the winner of this competition, Chef Cristiano Benjamin Da Conceicao James will represent Macau to join the other 10 delegations in the Asia Finale in Hong Kong later this year.
Employee Culinary Contest: To showcase the diversity of our cuisine and to unearth the hidden culinary talents, a total of 120 of MGM team members have participated in the first ever MGM Employee Culinary Contest. After a few cook-offs, 20 competitors have been shortlisted into the final competition.
Responsible Gaming prize quiz: MGM hosted the Responsible Gaming Quiz “RG Conducts”, aiming to promote responsible gaming and deepen team members' understanding of the eight preferable attitudes and behavior of responsible gaming. These could help shape a healthy and positive lifestyle and avoid the lure of gambling. Team members who completed the quiz stood a chance to win the supermarket cash coupons.
Inaugural Art Macao with Hua Yuan Exhibition: From now to September 3, MGM proudly presents Hua Yuan at MGM COTAI to tell the story of its roots in the art of ink reinvented by advanced technology to support Art Macao, the city’s mega international art and cultural event.
Together with two world-renowned contemporary artists, Jennifer Ma Wen Ma and Yang Yongliang, this exhibition is an exploration of the inherent beauty of ink. Ma uses ink’s intrinsic connectivity and diversity to present a large-scale multimedia and art installation of three gardens, as well as an installation opera that combines tradition and innovation. Yang harnesses his expertise in technology and photography to create a breakthrough in the transformation of classical Chinese ink. Both artists embrace a modern scientific spirit to reinterpret traditional aesthetics and create masterpieces that will take you through various realms of artistry.
MGTO Overseas Representatives Visited MGM COTAI: During the Annual Marketing Meeting 2019 of Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), 46 overseas market representatives, consultants and representatives of promotional entities paid an inspection visit to the large multimedia art installation “A Metamorphosis: No End to End” at MGM COTAI on June 19. The group also had an opportunity to see the latest show, Fuerza Bruta Wayra, for a comprehensive entertainment experience offered by MGM.