MGM Resorts International has unveiled its vision for social impact and sustainability, to be undertaken via the ‘Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet’ banner.
The company has stressed a commitment to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests and communities where it operates.
This includes setting goals to bolster diversity and inclusion, donating millions of meals and continuing to offer scholarship and educational opportunities for employees and their families.
MGM has set four strategic priority areas, namely fostering diversity and inclusion, investing in community, caring for one another and protecting the planet, driven by a commitment to the UN sustainable development goals.
“As a company with a global presence and more than 80,000 employees worldwide, MGM Resorts recognises our responsibility extends beyond simply serving our customers and growing our bottom line,” explained Jim Murren, MGM Resorts chairman and CEO.
“Focused on what matters elevates and builds upon our work and investments in responsible leadership and provides a roadmap for making the most meaningful, enduring impact possible.
“I am proud of the long-held values that have always guided how our organisation addresses societal needs, and I am honoured to lead MGM Resorts as we embark on this mission.”
Furthermore, MGM has also stipulated a number of commitments to achieve by 2025, related to its people practices, sustainable business operations and global supply chain network.
These include reaching one million volunteer hours through its employee program, donating five million meals, awarding 600 post-secondary scholarships to children of employees and reducing carbon emissions.
MGM has also furthered a commitment to enhancing its focus on embracing humanity and protecting the planet, by signing onto the United Nations Global Compact.
This calls on companies to align strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and take actions that advance societal goals.
In a letter to the secretary-general, Murren stated: “MGM Resorts International is committed to joining the United Nations Global Compact…We express our intent to enhance our focus on these principles in our company. We also commit to advancing the broader goals of the UN, particularly the sustainable development goals.”