Venetian Macao honored with Macao Green Hotel Platinum Award
June 28, 2018 9:30 AM
by Robert Mann
Environmental efforts by the Las Vegas Sands’ (LVS) The Venetian Macao have again been honored with the presentation of the Macao Green Hotel Platinum Award. The Venetian Macao is now the first and sole hotel in Macao to earn the new top designation of platinum, which was introduced in the latest edition of the awards.
The honor is based on criteria met by the integrated resort that include year-on-year waste reduction; availability of electric vehicle parking spaces and charging stations for staff and guests; establishing an eco-friendly mattress replacement program; monitoring the environmental performance of shuttle buses, including turning off idling engines; establishing a management plan for reducing food waste; and carrying out regular carbon audits to identify areas for improvement.
"Sands China is truly honored by this distinction," said Mark McWhinnie, the company's senior vice president of resort operations and development. "Our company continues to develop and implement innovations as part of the Sands ECO360 global sustainability strategy of our parent company, Las Vegas Sands Corp. This strategy has helped Sands China remain at the forefront of sustainable operations in our industry, while continuing to further reduce our impact on the environment."