Las Vegas Sands continues to make strides in advancing our ECO360 global sustainability strategy at our properties internationally. On the United Nations’ World Environment Day on June 5, we announced that The Venetian Resort Las Vegas built on its support for the development of renewable energy and sustainable seafood through new strategic partnerships.
The Venetian Resort New Renewable Energy Commitment and Seafood Partnership Drives Exciting Future for Resort Sustainability
LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Venetian Resort today announced elevated support for the development of green power and sustainable seafood at the iconic Las Vegas hotel and convention center. The announcement coincides with United Nations-sponsored World Environment Day on June 5.
Beginning in May, the company entered into a partnership with NV Energy to offset 100% of the annual electricity consumption at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and Sands Expo & Convention Center through the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
In 2009, Sysco Corporation – one of the largest purchasers of seafood in North America – began working with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to assess and improve the sustainability of its seafood supply chain. Through this collaboration, Sysco committed in 2011 to source its top 10 Portico® brand (Sysco’s own seafood brand) frozen and further-processed wild-caught seafood species from fisheries that were either certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, in full assessment for MSC certification or engaged in a comprehensive Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), by 2015.
To raise sustainability standards within Asia’s hospitality industry, Marina Bay Sands has partnered with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Singapore. Together, they are focusing on seafood and ocean conservation with goals including positive initiatives in responsible seafood, aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs), and enhanced green meeting packages.
At Albertsons Companies, we do a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure that we are providing responsibly sourced seafood products as part of our Responsible Seafood Program. Following our January 2018 announcement to remove eel from our sushi products, we immediately started working with our sushi vendors to discontinue the use of eel in sushi sold at our stores.
Monitoring what goes in -- and what comes out of -- our oceans
June 8, 2018 is World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate what the oceans mean to our planet and our health, and how we can continue to be good stewards from sea to shining sea. At Aramark, we support our oceans on two main fronts—by watching what goes into the water and what comes out of it.
SCS Global Services Congratulates Open Blue Sea Farms
PANAMA CITY, Panama, January 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Open Blue is pleased to announce that following a successful audit in September 2017 by SCS Global Services, it has achieved Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification. This is a major accomplishment for Open Blue as it becomes the first cobia farming company in the world to achieve recognition under this responsibly farmed standard.
Sodexo will bring an ocean of new dining options to the Aquarium
GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, the leader in Quality of Life services, has signed a 10-year extension to continue as the exclusive food service provider and caterer at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach, VA. As part of the contract renewal, Sodexo is adding new dining options featuring sustainable seafood and local, seasonal ingredients as well as renovating the popular Osprey Café.