Melco Resorts & Entertainment has been honoured by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards 2021 as winner of the “Climate Change Initiative” category and named “Sustainable Resort of the Year” by International Gaming Awards (IGA) 2021.
The “Above and Beyond” sustainability strategy ensures that Melco achieves carbon neutrality and zero waste across all its global resorts by 2030. The influence of these goals extends far beyond the boundaries of Melco’s business, inspiring guests to rally around a better, more sustainable future for all. The strategy contributes towards Melco’s sustainability focus areas including:
- Zeroing in on food waste
- Efficiency measures in Macau and the Philippines
- Reducing consumption of harmful chemicals.
- Reduction of single-use plastic
“We are thrilled to be recognized by PATA and IGA for our commitment towards Sustainability. In an industry not traditionally known for sustainability, Melco strives to continue to pioneer more environmentally responsible ways to operate integrated resorts. We will continue to protect the environment for future generations with our passion, ambition and the tough goals set in the ‘Above & Beyond’ sustainability strategy,” Ms. Denise Chen, Senior Sustainability Adviser of Melco, said.
“Amid the global disruption to the tourism industry brought by the pandemic, this year it is particularly encouraging to see in the limelight some of the best initiatives across the tourism industry in the Asia-Pacific region, in the multiple areas of marketing, sustainability and social responsibility,” Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office, said.