Caesars Entertainment was recognized nationally
June 20, 2018 8:47 AM
by Robert Mann
Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the Las Vegas-based gaming and entertainment firm, was recognized nationally for the fourth year as one of the most community-minded companies, and for the third time as the leader in the consumer discretionary industry, by Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative.
The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the communities in which they do business.
“Caesars Entertainment has been, and will continue to be, dedicated to making a long-lasting, positive societal impact on the communities in which we serve,” said Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility. “Our impact is only made possible by the dedication and care of each and every one of our employee volunteers and the leadership of our Foundation. As they support others, we will continue to support them.”
Points of Light, founded by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, is an international nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with the mission of engaging more people and resources in solving serious social problems through voluntary service.
Among Caesars’ Point of Light achievements and future goals are:
•In 2017, Caesars announced a goal to achieve gender equity in leadership roles by 2025. This equity goal also involves Caesars commitment to including 50 percent minorities or women in manager level roles by 2030.
•Caesars is one of over 400 global organizations that has committed to business leadership and policy alignment on climate through the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi), and one of just over 100 companies to have their targets approved. Caesars Entertainment committed to:
•Reducing absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions 30 percent by 2025, and 95 percent by 2050 from a 2011 base-year;
•Have 60 percent of suppliers by spend, institute science-based GHG reduction targets for their operations by 2023.
•Caesars Foundation donated its 61st meal delivery vehicle to Meals on Wheels America (MOWA). From 2003-2017, Caesars has donated 3.3 million to MOWA which has delivered more than 4 million meals for seniors around the country.