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COMMITMENTS

As the first MICE facility in South East Asia to obtain the ISO 20121 Sustainable Events Management System certification and the single largest building in Singapore to be conferred the Green Mark Platinum Award by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA), Marina Bay Sands is committed to protecting the environment long-term.
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  • Reduce our energy usage by 1.25%
  • Reduce our water use by 6%
  • Increase Team Member awareness of sustainability
  • Increase client awareness of sustainable meetings
  • Increase health and safety throughout property operations
  • Increase our use of sustainable food on property
  • Increase supply chain sustainability
  • Increase social impact of environmental issues
  • Increase sustainability into development and design of major renovation projects
  • Improve our environmental management system
  • Decrease waste sent to landfill/incineration by 10%

Purpose

Marina Bay Sands is committed to integrating sustainability into our business. We are a global leader of integrated resorts, and we strive to provide our guests unforgettable memories that are also ethical and constructive to the environment and community that we operate in.

 

Values

Our pursuit of sustainability is guided by the values of Marina Bay Sands:

Creativity - We do things in a new and better way.

Passion - We love what we do, we go above and beyond.

Respect - We treat others as we would like to be treated.

Integrity - We do the right thing and operate at the highest standards.

Teamwork - We work together as one team.

 

Principles

Marina Bay Sands drives sustainability through our Sands Eco360 Global Sustainability Program, a global strategy with the objective to continuously improve the stewardship of our business, the environment and the community. Our principles are:

  • Resource Management and Conservation: We are dedicated to the preservation of the environment and conservation of natural resources.
  • Business Integration: We will integrate environmentally sustainable and socially responsible practices into our daily business activities with our supply chain.
  • Community Engagement: We are committed to actively participating in community and government sustainability initiatives, including supporting local employment, encouraging fair trade principles, and procuring local products and services.
  • Team Members: We are dedicated to providing a safe, healthy and environmentally-friendly workplace that promotes diverse recruiting and employment of individuals of all ages, cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs. 
  • Reporting and Inclusivity: We will continuously strive to improve the measurement, transparent reporting and annual benchmarking of our sustainability performance, and engage stakeholders for their views and ideas. 
  • Compliance: We promote responsible business conduct that upholds regulatory requirements and values cultural differences, and demonstrates best practice where formal legislation is not in place.

This policy is supported by our management team who has the responsibility to ensure its implementation throughout our departments, business operations and services.

 

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2016

  • July: MICE Sustainability Certification – Intermediate level; SACEOS and Merit Award for the NEA Packaging Award
  • August: PATA Grand Award Winner for Environment 2016

2015

  • February: Largest non-residential building in Singapore to achieve Green Mark Platinum Award
  • April: Marina Bay Sands wins the 2015 UFI Sustainable Development award
  • June: APEX/ATSM Level 1 recertification
  • June: Marina Bay Sands wins in the IMEX-GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council) Green Supplier Award 2015
  • June: recertified Earthcheck Silver certification
  • August: Marina Bay Sands wins SEC-Kimberly-Clark Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (Services) 2015
  • August: GMIC Certification from The Green Meeting Industry
  • September: Recertified ISO 20121 Sustainable Events Management System Certification
  • November: Marina Bay Sands awarded with Singapore Businesses Award 

2014

  • Acquired ISO20121 for event sustainability management systems on 26 February 2014
  • Becoming the first venue in Singapore for this certification.
  • Acquired Earthcheck Silver certification in May 2014.
  • Improved property recycling rate by 9% from the 2012 baseline in November 2014.
  • Reduced water consumption per visitor by 7.8% from the 2012 baseline by the end of 2014.
  • Achieved TM participation of 55% in sustainable events by the end of 2014

2013

  • Acquired APEX/ASTM Level 1 certification for sustainability meetings in July 2013, becoming the first venue outside of the US to acquire this certification.
  • Banned the use of shark fin in our own restaurants’ menu and in the MICE event menu in October 2013.
  • Reduced carbon emission by 9% from the 2012 baseline by the end of 2013.
  • 31% of purchases have met the Sustainable Procurement Policy criteria in 2013.
  • Achieved TM participation of 50% in sustainable events by the end of 2013.

2012

  • Sustainability Department officially started operation in January 2012.
  • Launched a company-wide education programme to raise awareness of sustainability and encourage environmentally-friendly behavior since February 2012.
  • Plan to reduce water consumption by 2% from 2012 baseline by the end of 2015.
  • Acquired Greenmark Gold Award in 3 March 2012, becoming the largest single Green Mark Building in Singapore to be certified.
  • Acquired Earthcheck bronze benchmarking certification in May 2012. Earthcheck benchmarks our sustainability work against internationally recognized standard.

Awards

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand Award Winner 2016

Grand Award Winner 2016

Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) 

Singapore Sustainability Awards 2015 logo

Sustainable Businesses Awards

Singapore Sustainability Awards 2015

The Venue Winner of the Sustainable Development Award 2015

By UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry     

Green Supplier Award 2015  IMEX-GMIC Green Awards 2015

Green Supplier Award 2015

IMEX-GMIC Green Awards 2015

Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards logo

SEC-Kimberly-Clark Singapore Environmental Achievement Award (Services) 2015

Presented by Singapore Environmental Council


Certifications

MICE Sustainability Certification (next line) Certified by SACEOS
MICE Sustainability Certification (next line) Certified by SACEOS
ISO20121 Sustainable Events Management System Certification
ISO20121 Sustainable Events Management System Certification
GMIC Certification from The Green Meeting Industry
GMIC Certification from The Green Meeting Industry
APEX-ASTM Venue Level One Certification
APEX/ASTM Venue Level One Certification
Building and Construction Authority BCA Green Mark Platinum
Building and Construction Authority BCA Green Mark Platinum
EarthCheck Bronze Benchmarked and Silver Certified
Senior Management Pledges Paper Walk Challenge
Soap For Hope Event
World Hunger Week
WWF Earth Hour Press Conference