LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas Sands Corp. has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change, and has been awarded a position for a third time on the Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies.
A total of 193 “A Listers” appear on the list, which has been produced at the request of 827 investors with assets of $100 trillion. Thousands of companies submit annual climate disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. LVS is among 9 percent of corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program to be awarded a position on the Climate A List, in recognition of its actions to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change in the past reporting year.
“Las Vegas Sands is devoted to environmental stewardship through the work of our Sands ECO360 Global Sustainability Program,” said Robert Goldstein, President and COO of Las Vegas Sands. “This important designation by the CDP reflects our commitment to being an international leader in sustainable building and business practices.”
The Climate A List is released in CDP’s Out of the starting blocks: Tracking progress on corporate climate action report. The report, which establishes the baseline for corporate climate action, reveals that global corporations have started the transition to a low-carbon economy and some are already capitalizing on the opportunities this affords. Companies’ progress on reducing emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement will be tracked against this baseline in future annual reports.
CDP’s CEO Paul Simpson says, “We congratulate the 193 A List companies that are leading the charge towards our low carbon future. Companies are key actors in enabling the global economy to achieve its new climate goals, and the leadership of this group points the way for others to take bold action and capitalize on the many opportunities that await.”