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Discover Las Vegas Sands ECO360 Program 2020 Sustainability Goals and What the Company Achieved in 2016 (Video)

Find out more about our Sands ECO360 journey of sustainable development
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Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) launched its 2016 Sands ECO360 Environmental Report.   2016 marks the beginning of the company’s new five-year reporting cycle with updated Sands ECO360 strategy and new ambitious 2020 sustainability goals.  The company’s targets are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and LVS became the first Integrated Resort company to have their emissions reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

Below are a few highlights for 2016:

Jobs for Unemployed Veterans

After 18 years in the Army, Jeff was medically retired and having the all-too-common experience of struggling to find work after service. The happy ending began when social media connected him with one of his former soldiers who was a manager at Walmart.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 7,000 -- 4.5 percent of the 164,000 veterans in Oklahoma's work force -- are unemployed. But there's another 152,000 veterans who aren't considered in the work force, which means they're either not looking for jobs, or have given up looking.

"I would like to see us do better," said State Senator Frank Simpson, "because I think military people bring some unique skills with them that maybe their civilian counterparts don't have."

Are You Prepared for Eco-tourists?

Sharing Your Sustainability Story Can Also Increase Your Bookings
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Not long ago, the term “eco-tourist” may have conjured images of backpackers in Birkenstocks trekking to remote destinations in numbers too minuscule to be considered mainstream. Well, that was then — this is a whole new now.

Now, as in The International Year of Sustainable Tourism. Now, in the era where major recommendation resources like TripAdvisor single out Green Leaders for special attention. Now, when nearly two-thirds of travelers factor in environmental considerations when choosing hotels, transportation and meals.

Keeping the Community Clean in Suriname

Newmont Employees Volunteer to Clean up Local Community
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Newmont’s Merian operation in Suriname is committed to building strong relationships with the local community and to supporting environmental stewardship in the region. Recently, employees and members of the local Pamaka government worked together to clean up debris and litter along the shore of the Marowijne River in Langa Tabiki village.

A group of more than 25 volunteers collected 60 garbage bags worth of waste.

Domtar Sustainability: Partnering for Safety

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Employee engagement is crucial to promoting safe behavior. And what better partner to advance our shared objectives than the United Steelworkers (USW), which represents the majority of Domtar’s unionized employees?

Domtar and the USW have built a very collaborative relationship over the years, based on our mutual interest in protecting our employees. This has helped us be more proactive regarding safety, while accelerating our journey toward a “just culture.”

FCA US Joins Forces with the Wildlife Habitat Council to Create Positive Conservation Outcomes

Corporate conservation non-profit now lists three of the top automakers in the world as members
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Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) announces FCA US LLC as its newest member, joining General Motors, Toyota and 80 other national and international companies who are committed to managing their lands to support sustainable ecosystems and the communities that surround them.

PNC CEO: Don’t Overlook Workers with Disabilities

By Bill Demchak
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Nearly one in five Americans lives with a disability. Here in the Pittsburgh region, where my company is headquartered, that works out to about half a million of our neighbors, family, friends and coworkers who face a physical or mental challenge. More than 300,000 of those individuals are working-age adults, yet fewer than...

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Cargill to Modernize Harrisonburg, Va., Hatchery, Improving Turkey Health, Biosecurity and Worker Safety

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HARRISONBURG, Va., August 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Modernization work totaling $7 million has commenced at Cargill Protein’s Harrisonburg, Va., turkey hatchery, with a focus on improving turkey health, biosecurity and worker safety.  Construction work is being performed by Nielsen Builders, Inc., of Harrisonburg, with installation of new cutting edge equipment technology expected to take 24 months.

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