LAS VEGAS, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) has been recognized as a global leader for its actions to address climate change issues and its disclosure of climate change information, noted by two recognitions from CDP, the international not-for-profit which holds the most comprehensive set of global corporate environmental data. LVS earned a position on CDP's 2015 Climate A List, as well as on its Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). These recognitions come on the heels of Las Vegas Sands being recognized for the first time in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for its industry-leading corporate sustainability efforts in North America.
The CDP Climate A List includes companies from around the world identified as leaders in action to combat climate change in the past CDP reporting year and includes 113 organizations, representing five percent of the corporations participating in CDP's climate change program. Las Vegas Sands Corp. earned a position on the CDP CDLI for disclosing high-quality carbon emission and energy data through CDP's climate change program. Organizations named to the CDLI represent the top 10 percent of companies participating in the climate change program. Las Vegas Sands is one of only two hospitality companies to be included in both leadership indexes – A List and CDLI – validating its equal focus on performance improvement as well as transparency.
CDP's executive chairman and co-founder Paul Dickinson says: "The influence of the corporation is mighty. We congratulate the A List companies that are illuminating the path to a low carbon future through their climate leadership. The momentum of business action on climate change suggests we are reaching a tipping point, where companies are poised to achieve their full potential. They need ambitious policy at both a national and international level that will support them in this regard and will catalyze participation from industry at scale."
The DJSI is one of the mostly highly regarded sustainability indices and is based on an analysis of corporate economic, environmental and social performance. The DJSI are the longest-running global sustainability benchmarks worldwide and have become the key reference point in sustainability investing for investors and companies alike. The Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index represents the top 20 percent of the largest 600 North American companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index based on a variety of criteria including environmental management, corporate governance, responsible gaming and corporate citizenship.
"Being included in these prestigious indices from CDP and Dow Jones demonstrates the dedicated commitment Las Vegas Sands has made to being a global leader in sustainable building and business practices," said Robert Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of Las Vegas Sands. "These CDP and Dow Jones designations reflect the strength and depth of our global sustainability program, and of our belief that environmental stewardship is a vital corporate responsibility."
Las Vegas Sands is deeply committed to environmental stewardship through the work of the Sands ECO360° Global Sustainability Program, which focuses on sustainable building and development, as well as reducing the impact of the company's business operations on the natural environment. The program integrates best practices in sustainability across all LVS properties and serves as a roadmap for continuous improvement on environmental performance.
The CDP A List and the CDLI, along with the climate scores of all companies publicly taking part in CDP's climate change program this year, is available in the CDP Climate Change Report 2015.
About Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is the world's leading developer and operator of Integrated Resorts. Our collection of Integrated Resorts in Asia and the United States feature state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, destination retail and dining including celebrity chef restaurants and many other amenities.
Our properties include the five-diamond Venetian and Palazzo resorts and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd., LVS owns a portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao and Sands Cotai Central, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.
LVS is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of delivering a great working environment for nearly 50,000 employees worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate citizenship program and leading innovation with the company's award-winning Sands ECO360° global sustainability program. To learn more, please visit www.sands.com.
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