This past year, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo in Las Vegas hosted 50 students from Valley High School’s Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) Program. The day of tours and workshops were held to expose the students to the opportunities in the hospitality industry. JAG is a highly effective, data-driven model that raises graduation rates and prepares participants by honing their work readiness skills.
Las Vegas Sands is the leader in sustainability within the hospitality industry. Through Sands ECO360, its global sustainability program, the company implements strategic initiatives that minimize its environmental footprint on the planet.
Las Vegas Sands has established a firm foundation for a positive working environment through an excellent compensation and benefits program that is among the top in our industry, initiatives that promote the health and safety of our workforce, and extensive training and development opportunities through our Sands Academy Learning and Development Program. Sands Academy integrates best practices and the most successful training programs for implementation throughout our regions, creating a standard of excellence across the company.
Las Vegas Sands is strongly committed to being a good corporate citizen and creating a positive impact on its guests, partners, stakeholders, and within the communities it operates worldwide. By focusing on enriching its Team Members and company culture, making communities a better place to live, and preserving and protecting the planet, the company upholds its responsibilities as a business while continuing to create extraordinary experiences amongst its Integrated Resorts.
The Venetian and The Palazzo Team Member Biar Atem recently attended Amnesty International USA’s Annual General Meeting in Washington, DC as a “Build Bridges” panel member to empower Amnesty members to advocate for refugees and human rights.
Through the implementation of the Fresh Start Mobile Showers, WestCare partnered with Sands Cares, Las Vegas Sands’ corporate giving program, as a local stop for providing the community’s homeless population with private showering facilities. As the mobile showers began to gain traction, WestCare has been an important partner in assisting those experiencing homelessness in the Las Vegas area.
Las Vegas Sands, through its award-winning global sustainability program, Sands ECO360, is wholly committed to reducing its impact on the planet and is a leader in sustainable building development and Integrated Resort operations. Through these efforts, departments at all properties worldwide adhere to sustainable practices in all facets of business.
As part of its commitment to helping Team Members thrive in the hospitality industry through educational partnerships and providing them with an outstanding working environment, Sands Academy has offered a course “Road to Citizenship” through Sands Academy, Las Vegas Sands’ Learning and Development program. The course was held by an immigration officer, teaching Team Members how easy the process is.
Ten years ago, senior vice president, chief procurement and sustainability officer Norbert Riezler, was appointed to manage the U.S. procurement department for Las Vegas Sands and within 18 months, was asked to head the department globally by Chairman and CEO, Sheldon Adelson. Three years later, he was asked to lead the sustainability department globally, managing the program in Macao and Singapore as well.