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Sands China Ltd. wins IMEX 2014 Green Supplier Award

May 27, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Sands China Ltd. was announced winner of the IMEX GMIC Green Supplier Award at the IMEX Gala Dinner at the Sheraton Airport, Frankfurt last night in front of 600 meetings industry guests and other award winners.

Syed Mubarek, Sands China Ltd. collects Green Supplier Award

Presenting the award to Syed Mubarak, Director of Sustainability at Sands China Ltd., IMEX Chairman, Ray Bloom commented: “We have been extremely impressed by the standard of entries this year, highlighting the efforts that organizations such as Sands China are taking to reduce the environmental impact of their operations. It is great to see so many businesses really going the extra mile to boost environmental progress and drive sustainable business models.”

Sands China Ltd. is a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp, the leading developer, owner and operator of multi-use integrated resorts and casinos in Macao. The developer`s award entry detailed how they implemented a formal environmental management system through the Sands ECO360° global sustainability program for Cotai Strip Macao, the largest integrated resort operator in the Chinese region of Macao. It focused on four pillars: green buildings, environmentally responsible operations, green meetings and stakeholder engagement.

One of its largest hotel brands, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, achieved gold in Macao`s Green Hotel Awards in recognition of its several initiatives to save energy, water and recycling. Through a variety of energy conservation initiatives its Macao campus saved more than 42 million kWh during the period 2008 to 2013. These included efficient use of lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation systems as well as operational scheduling.

The IMEX judging panel also deemed the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel`s recycling activities impressive. In 2013 the hotel recycled almost 870 tons of paper, 61 tons of plastics, 52 tons of cooking oil, 27 tons of metal and 150 tons of other wastes such as glass, soap and shampoo. The venue also recycled over 2,200 kgs of soap and bottled amenities through the charity Clean the World. 

The IMEX GMIC Green Supplier award was one of three green awards presented at the IMEX Gala Dinner, together with a series of Academy Awards and other industry achievement awards.

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