Caesars Entertainment Issues 2010-2011 Sustainability Report Highlighting Achievements, Awards and Impacts
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Caesars Entertainment’s 2010-2011 Sustainability Report covers calendar 2010 and the first half of 2011. It is both the company’s and the casino-entertainment and hospitality industry’s second such report.
Environment: One report highlight is an updated CodeGreen (environmental) strategy that produced new two- to five-year targets for energy conservation, renewables, water consumption, waste diversion, supply chain, and guest and employee perceptions of Caesars’ CodeGreen performance. Other highlights:
- On track to meet 2010 target to reduce absolute carbon emissions by 10 percent 2007-2013
- Created Green Meetings & Events certificate program, graduating more than 200 managers
- Joined and played active role in UN Global Sustainability Tourism Council
- Launched replacement of 65,000 halogen bulbs with LED lighting that requires less than 10 percent of the electricity
- Awards include: EPA WasteWise Gold Achievement (2 resorts), Virgin Holidays “Partner in Sustainability,” Travelocity Green Hotel Certification (7 resorts)
Employee Wellness: Caesars re-envisioned its health benefits to provide on-site wellness services and incentives for employees to become healthier. By June 2011 more than 77% of employees had enrolled, and more than 1,000 had been alerted to diabetes, cancer, cardiac and other chronic conditions, allowing them to begin monitoring and wellness activities.
Communities: Caesars staff recycled more than 61,000 pounds of hotel soap and 43,000 pounds of bottled amenities for the nonprofit Clean the World, which sanitizes and distributes them to developing countries and low-income communities in the United States to combat illnesses preventable through proper hygiene.
To download Caesars Entertainment’s 2010-2011 Sustainability Report, please go to: www.caesars.com/corporate/environment-sustainability.html
About Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world’s most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 73 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company’s resorts operate primarily under the Harrah’s®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
About Caesars Entertainment Corporation Sustainability
From coast-to-coast, Caesars Entertainment Corporation resorts are committed to environmental sustainability. Caesars is the first company in the casino entertainment industry to join the EPA Climate Leaders Program and to make an EPA-approved commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent by 2013. The company has been awarded the “EPA WasteWise Gold Achievement New Partner Award,” “EPA Regional Environmental Quality Award” and is the only company to win seven “Travelife Gold Awards for Sustainability in Tourism.”
In the past seven years, more than 110 conservation projects at Caesars U.S. casino resorts and $60 million of conservation investments have dramatically reduced the company’s energy usage. The implemented programs annually reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 243 million pounds, the equivalent 247,000 barrels of oil. A few highlights include:
- A newly redesigned laundry facility in Las Vegas saves 72 million gallons of water annually while increasing capacity 40 percent.
- Throughout all properties, millions of light bulbs have been replaced with energy efficient lighting, saving more than 50 million kilowatt hours (kWh) each year.
- Restaurants throughout Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas resorts have installed on site water filtration and bottling systems reduce purchase and transportation of plastic water bottles.
- A steam turbine in Atlantic City Showboat generates electricity as a by-product of the normal steam production at the resort. Use of the steam turbine produced an annual savings of 2,283,041 kWh and avoided emissions of more than 1,077,685 pounds of carbon dioxide and other gases.
- Several properties, including the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and Showboat Atlantic City; have co-generation facilities that generate electricity, reducing demand on the nation’s power grid.
- Across 35 domestic resorts, Caesars Entertainment recycles more than 640,000 gallons of waste vegetable oil annually.
SOURCE Caesars Entertainment Corporation