Our Commitment | A letter from Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sheldon G. Adelson
Las Vegas Sands Corp. is a company with many eyes on it. We enjoy the patronage of our guests and the meetings and convention industry because of our award-winning integrated resort properties and our impeccable service. We are honored to work with a wide variety of partners to build our business and serve the communities where we operate. We also are privileged to receive the attention of many others who want to know us better, from leaders in regions where we hope to invest, to the financial community, government leaders, media and industry pundits.
Our intention in this report is to show these important audiences what lies behind our iconic buildings, the dazzling array of offerings and our strong financial success.
Being a socially responsible company is one of the driving forces that transcends our corporate culture, along with our dedication to delivering outstanding service to our customers and valuable return to our shareholders. It is the guidepost by which we hold ourselves accountable for how we treat people and conduct ourselves as a company, how we support our communities and how we preserve our planet.
This past year, we had many accomplishments that were proud moments, highlighted by being named in early 2017 as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies
– a reflection of last year’s performance against several business metrics, including corporate social responsibility.
In 2016, our Sands Academy Learning and Development program, an internal corporate university, grew in service delivery, further impacting our Team Members’ ability to advance in their careers, while Sands Cares enjoyed its most robust year yet in its short three-year history as a united global giving program. Most notable, we completed the first five-year stage of our Sands ECO360 Global Sustainability Program, with many accomplishments against the goals we set in 2011. Our sustainability journey was headlined in 2016 by the opening of our most sustainable property to date – The Parisian Macao – where we implemented the cumulative learning of Sands ECO360 from throughout our company.
As you read on, you’ll find more details behind our priorities and this important work. It is my hope that you will understand how our commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is deeply embedded in the culture and operations of our company.
Sheldon G. Adelson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Las Vegas Sands Corp.