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MGM Resorts is the only company in the gaming industry and the only company headquartered in Nevada to be named a finalist for PR News’ CSR Awards. Other finalists in its award category include Coca-Cola Enterprises, Disney and UPS. The winner will be named at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on February 11, 2013.
“We count it a true honor to be named a finalist for this PR News’ CSR Award and recognized among other great leaders in corporate social responsibility,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. “We earnestly believe that the health of our company is directly linked to the welfare of the communities in which we operate and so, as Nevada’s largest private employer, we make it a business imperative to be a leader in all forms of corporate social responsibility.”
Christopher Brophy is Vice-President of Corporate Sustainability at MGM Resorts International and has been fundamental in ensuring the growth of their environmental policies and commitment. On the resorts side of the business, Christopher Brophy has been very engaged with the development of the International Tourism Partnership and World Tourism and Travel Council's Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative, the first common industry methodology for calculating carbon emissions for a hotel stay and meeting/event.
Finalists for the PR News’ CSR Awards were chosen by an expert panel that evaluated entries submitted by organizations participating in the award competition. The judging criterion included: creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes. Furthermore, organizations were judged according to the alignment of their strategic objectives with their end goals and proven success.
Since the company’s founding, MGM Resorts has shown a powerful commitment to the fundamental principle of social responsibility. The three major initiatives comprising MGM Resorts’ social responsibility efforts are: Diversity & Inclusion, Philanthropy & Community Engagement, and Environmental Sustainability. Program highlights include:
Diversity & Inclusion
Philanthropy & Community Engagement
For more information about MGM Resorts International’s commitment to social responsibility go to: http://www.mgmresorts.com/offers/2012/07_annualcorporatesocialresponsibilityreport/index.html