2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Overview

Las Vegas Sands enjoys the patronage of our guests and the meetings and convention industry because of our award-winning integrated resort properties and our impeccable service. We are honored to work with a wide variety of partners to build our business and serve the communities where we operate. We also are privileged to receive the attention of many others who want to know us better, from leaders in regions where we hope to invest, to the financial community, government leaders, media and industry pundits. Our intention in this report is to show these important audiences what lies behind our iconic buildings, the dazzling array of offerings and our strong financial success. Being a socially responsible company is one of the driving forces that transcends our corporate culture, along with our dedication to delivering outstanding service to our customers and valuable return to our shareholders. It is the guidepost by which we hold ourselves accountable for how we treat people and conduct ourselves as a company, how we support our communities and how we preserve our planet.

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Social Impact & Volunteering

Sands Bethlehem Helps Plant the Seeds for a Healthier Future
To provide the community with accessible horticulture, the Sands Cares and Sands ECO360 teams partnered with Penn State Extension, Lehigh and Northampton County 4-H, and the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem to build planting beds for the Lynfield Community Center in Bethlehem.

Social Impact & Volunteering

Sands Partners with Clean the World to Assemble 100,00 Hygiene Kits in 2017
More than 1,900 Las Vegas Sands Team Members and community volunteers participated in the Sands Cares Global Hygiene Kit Build with Clean the World to assemble recycled hygiene supplies from hotel properties around the world for distribution to service organizations that aid vulnerable populations.

Environment

Marina Bay Sands and the World Wide Fund for Nature: Working Together on Ocean Conservation Stewardship
To raise sustainability standards within Asia’s hospitality industry, Marina Bay Sands has partnered with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Singapore. Together, they are focusing on seafood and ocean conservation with goals including positive initiatives in responsible seafood, aquaculture improvement projects (AIPs), and enhanced green meeting packages.

Environment

Sands ECO360: Our Commitment to the Planet
Through our global sustainability program Sands ECO360, Las Vegas Sands works diligently to reduce our properties’ impact on the planet. Operating a sustainable business means focusing on the areas where we have the greatest impact and where we can make meaningful improvement through investments, partnerships, and scalable solutions.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Las Vegas Sands Cares for Communities in the Face of Disaster
In 2017, our global properties were called on many times to step up in the face of tragedy. From Typhoon Hato in Macao to the Las Vegas shooting massacre and other U.S. natural disasters, Las Vegas Sands and its Team Members rose to the challenges.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Sands China's Responsible Gaming Team Training Program
Sands China Ltd. delivered its annual Responsible Gaming Team Training Program at The Venetian Macao’s Adelson Advanced Education Center as part of the company’s continuing efforts to make Responsible Gaming education a top priority.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Sands for Singapore Charity Festival
Marina Bay Sands (MBS) held its fifth annual Sands for Singapore Charity Festival in 2017 with overall results again surpassing previous years’ efforts. A primary initiative for Sands Cares in Singapore, the week-long festival raised S$3.9 million (USD $2.8 million) for local community charities and welcomed more than 20,000 visitors to its various events. Since 2013, Sands for Singapore has raised more than S$20 million (USD $14.7 million).

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

Sands Celebrates Success With the Local Community
To mark the milestone of Sands Cotai Central’s opening in 2012, Sands China Ltd. created an anniversary celebration that not only delighted guests and patrons, it extended special benefits and engaged a number of local community organizations. A highlight of the anniversary celebration was a carnival at the property’s Paradise Gardens, in which 50 Sands China Care Ambassadors hosted 50 members of the Macao Special Olympics (MSO) to participate in activities such as balloon twisting, caricature sketching, magic shows, face painting, and more.

Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives

How Las Vegas Sands is Fighting the Homelessness Problem in Southern Nevada
On any given night, nearly 6,500 people are homeless in Southern Nevada, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Nevada ranks eighth in the nation for the rate of homeless persons – the smallest region among the metropolitan areas ranking in the top 10 for homelessness. Of that population, more than 60 percent of all homeless people in Nevada are unsheltered, living on the streets in encampments, cars, or other places not meant for human habitation. Las Vegas/Clark County ranks fifth among large metropolitan areas with the highest rates of unsheltered homeless.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Helping Students Break Into the Hospitality Industry
This past year, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo in Las Vegas hosted 50 students from Valley High School’s Job for Americas Graduates (JAG) Program. The day of tours and workshops were held to expose the students to the opportunities in the hospitality industry. JAG is a highly effective, data-driven model that raises graduation rates and prepares participants by honing their work readiness skills.

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