Las Vegas Sands 2016 CSR Overview | Our People

People are the foundation of our success, and we strive to create a work environment that will enable our Team Members to fulfill our commitment to excellence and realize their personal aspirations.
Aug 21, 2017 9:25 AM ET

As featured in the Las Vegas Sands Corp. 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility O…

Las Vegas Sands is focused on promoting a positive working environment for our Team Members by delivering outstanding benefits and quality health and safety practices, creating a culture of excellence and providing an array of advancement opportunities through professional development and education. We maintain a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion by recruiting, training and developing individuals of all experiences, ages, cultural and racial backgrounds, and religious beliefs.

In 2016, Las Vegas Sands focused on several initiatives to promote our workforce, most extensively through our Sands Academy Learning and Development program. Sands Academy takes the best training and development initiatives from across the company and integrates them into one platform. Centralizing this work allows us to put the necessary resources and support behind our offerings and make them available to

the broader Team Member population, enriching both personal and professional development. 

Other Team Member initiatives:

Corporate and Las Vegas

  • Working with University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) to add a wide variety of courses specifically geared toward working professionals, in both instructor-led and online courses for Team Members
  • Partnering with Bank of America for financial wellness workshops to educate Team Members on a variety of topics from budgeting to finanical planning


  • Offering classes to Team Members to improve their understanding and use of English


  • Launching Sands China Academy’s My Way Program, a systematic, cross-departmental effort to provide career opportunities for more than 2,000 Team Members working in gaming – the first career development program of its scale in Macao
  • Offering a one-year diploma program in business management in partnership with the Centre of Continuing Education at the University of Macau to help Sands China supervisors advance, as well as sponsoring Team Members for University of Macau programs to prepare them for managerial roles
  • Inviting nongovernmental organizations to our Macao properties to promote the Social Welfare Bureau’s Happy Family Month, enabling Sands China Team Members to easily access local community resources for family health services, responsible gaming, drug abuse prevention, expatriate services, life education, stress relief and assistance on domestic violence
  • Creating a number of ways to empower and inspire Team Members at Marina Bay Sands
  • for the property’s service culture program, OneMBS, which aspires to create unforgettable memories for guests
  • Founding the Marina Bay Sands Beverage Academy in 2016 to enhance the beverage service, increase staff retention and provide incentives, such as professional development opportunities for high performers 

Supporting People in the Hospitality Industry

Our company is also devoted to helping people thrive in the hospitality industry by providing a range of educational partnerships, grants and support programs that create opportunities for the advancement of hospitality industry professionals.

In Las Vegas, our $7 million multi-year partnership with the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration through Sands Cares is supporting construction of a new academic building and providing executive education opportunities through the Center for Professional and Leadership Studies. Team Members also serve as mentors to hotel college juniors and seniors.

In Singapore, Marina Bay Sands works with local organizations to provide learning opportunities for people interested in the hospitality industry and hosted school visits in conjunction with nEbO, the junior membership arm of the Labour Movement, National Trades Union Congress.

Our properties in Macao offer the Career Experience Opportunity Program, which trains students aspiring to work in the hospitality industry and offers employment after graduation in supervisor-trainee or managerial-level positions to students with demonstrated performance.

Sands Bethlehem enables aspiring hospitality talent to enter the field through its new Sands Dealer School, providing free training and the opportunity to start a new career. 

To continue reading > download the complete Las Vegas Sands 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Overview here