Sands ECO360

Las Vegas Sands ECO360 Executive Profile: Norbert Riezler

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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. 

Recycling Initiative Takes Shape at Sands Expo & Convention Center

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Las Vegas Sands has long been committed to the impact made on the planet.  Through its sustainability program, Sands ECO360, the company extends its efforts to partnerships internally and externally, and engages Team Members to unite in protecting the planet. For Facilities/Sustainability Manager at Sands Expo, Lorraine Kalyanaprapruit, her focus is on reducing waste and providing Team Members with the knowledge on recycling.      

Sands ECO360 | Sustainable Light Art Festival at Marina Bay Sands

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From March 9 to April 1, Marina Bay Sands featured 22 sustainable light art installations created by artists all around the world for “i Light Marina Bay” around the Marina Bay waterfront. As Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival organized by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, these installations reinforced the property’s position as a sustainable precinct.

Sands ECO360: Meet Barbara Gore, Global Sustainability Manager

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Before stepping into her role at Las Vegas Sands as the global sustainability manager, Barbara Gore studied environmental management at Duke University with a focus on business and sustainability. During her program, Gore held graduate internships with the World Wildlife Fund and the Walt Disney Company.

Sands ECO360 Green Ambassadors: Christine Kaelbel-Sheares, VP of Food & Beverage at Marina Bay Sands

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As leaders in sustainability within the hospitality industry, Las Vegas Sands is committed to taking care of the planet to promote health and wellness through Sands ECO360, its global sustainability strategy. Marina Bay Sands has taken on an educational and transformational food journey focusing on responsibly sourcing food to serve.

Sands ECO360 Encourages Team Members to Create a Sustainable Commute

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Established on Earth Day 2012, Sands ECO360 partnered with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to create Club Ride Commuter Services Program.  The free program works with employers and commuters to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and mobility, encouraging the use of commute alternatives, and ultimately create a more sustainable community.

2018 Sands Cares Heroes of the Year Announced

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On January 26, Team Members around the world were congratulated after learning they had been selected as Sands Cares Heroes of the Year, as well as finalists for The Sheldon G. and Dr. Miriam Adelson Citizenship Award presented by Sands Cares.  Sands Cares is the corporate giving program of Las Vegas Sands, where we make our communities better places to live through philanthropic giving, volunteerism and other in-kind support to local organizations. 

Sands ECO360: John Hess, Executive Director of Engineering

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When The Palazzo was first being constructed, Las Vegas Sands had an opportunity to build it in a way that would be environmentally friendly as a LEED certified, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, building. Based on this initiative, Las Vegas Sands began to take on several opportunities in sustainability for new and existing buildings.

Team Members Celebrate Nevada Recycled Art Contest Win

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Two Las Vegas Sands Team Members celebrated their children’s victories on November 15 after placing first during the 2017 Nevada Recycled Art Contest, sponsored by The Venetian in partnership with Nevada Recycles. The contest, open to all Nevada residents, encourages participants to create art out of recycled material and is held in honor of America Recycles Day.

Sands Bethlehem Recycles Art Pieces in Team Member Sale Benefitting Charity

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In an effort to ‘reuse and recycle’ excess inventory following a complete hotel renovation in 2015 and 2016, Sands Bethlehem hosted its third annual Team Member art sale.  For one day, Sands Bethlehem Team Members were able to purchase the art pieces at discounted prices.

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