A Look Back: 15 Years Celebrating Diversity
In celebration of the 15th anniversary of its Diversity Initiative, MGM Resorts International takes a look back at the program's beginning, commitments and overall impact.
About MGM Resorts International’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. A leader in social responsibility, the Company launched the gaming industry’s first voluntary Diversity Initiative in 2000, formally committing itself to embracing diversity and inclusion as a moral and business imperative. More than a scorecard of numbers and statistics, the Company has implemented a comprehensive plan that embeds diversity into its core values and ways of doing business in all aspects of the Company’s operations. Since the introduction of the Diversity Initiative, MGM Resorts has spent more than $3 billion with minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises through its Supplier and Construction Diversity programs. Additionally, the Company has increased the percentage of managers in the organization to 38 percent. MGM Resorts has been named one of the Nation’s leading companies for diversity by DiversityInc Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Hispanic Business Magazine, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, among others.