Sands ECO360: Sustainable Food Sourcing

Reimagined conference cuisine and responsible food trends
Jul 11, 2018 10:10 AM ET

As published in the Sands ECO360 Environmental Report 2017

The Sands ECO360 global sustainability strategy is designed to help minimize our environmental impact. It reflects our vision to lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations. Driven by an aspirational idea, made possible through the dedication and hard work of our Team Members, we continue our journey to a more sustainable future.

Reimagining Conference Cuisine

At Las Vegas Sands, we host hundreds of events and serve millions of conference goers around the clock and across the globe. 

Our master chefs are transforming the Food and Beverage experience to reflect today's food mindset and palate with organic ingredients, creative preparations, and sustainable practices.

As part of the James Beard Foundations' Blended Burger ProjectTM, our Sands Expo team in Las Vegas reimagined the classic all-beef patty by blending 40% mushrooms with ground meat to create a more delicious, nutritious, and sustainable burger. 

Mushrooms require very little water and growing space compared to resource-intensive beef, making the blended burger a unique eat that also reduces our impact on water, land and climate.

Responsible Food Trends

To satisfy our guests' preferences and growing interest in food origins and ingredients, our chefs and sourcing teams are diversifying menus in Team Member dining, catered events, and restaurants. 

In Las Vegas, we offer more vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and organic choices, and make 450 recipes from scratch to avoid processed food and prioritize seasonal ingredients. The property's in-suite dining menu features an entire vegan section as well as a variety of organics including steel-cut oats, simple greens, and other vegetables. 

We also take sustainable sourcing seriously and produre Fair Trade coffee, Rainforest Alliance certified bananas, and organic items to help protect biodiversity, farming communities, and wild habitats around the world.

To learn more about the sustainability initiatives and performance at Las Vegas Sands, check out our Sands ECO360 2017 Video and Environmental Progress Report.