Macau’s IRs Polish CSR Credentials

Macau’s IRs are keen to highlight their commitment to returning to the community, with Melco Resorts & Entertainment and Sands China on Wednesday showcasing their efforts in corporate social responsibility.

Melco, which is seeking a license in Japan, marked the official launch of a fleet of twenty zero-emission electric buses, which it claims is the largest in Macau.

The ceremony was held at Studio City, along with manufacturer, Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company Limited (Yutong).

Melco’s fleet of twenty electric buses service passengers to, from and between its integrated resort properties City of Dreams, Studio City, and Altira Macau.

“Melco are strong advocates of the Macau government’s policies to develop the city into a world-class capital for green tourism,” said Akiko Takahashi, executive VP and chief officer of human resources and CSR at Melco said.

Sands, which is also seen as a strong contender for a Japan license, said its Sands Cares Ambassador program added 1,700 new volunteers to its ranks, after hosting several back-of-house recruitment roadshows September 4-7 at Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao, Sands Cotai Central, and The Parisian Macao.

The total number of Ambassadors in the program now stands at more than 3,300.

The recruitment drive kicks off a series of upcoming activities celebrating the Sands Cares Ambassador program 10th Anniversary – Spreading Love and Embracing Our Community. Sands China is using the occasion to raise the profile of the volunteer program, as a way to promote team member engagement in corporate social responsibility efforts. (AGB)