Venetian Macau wins top eco award

Sands China’s Venetian property has been given a Green Hotel Platinum Award, the first and only in Macau to receive the top designation.

Award criteria met by the integrated resort include showing evidence of year-on-year waste reduction; availability of electric vehicle parking spaces and charging stations for staff and guests; establishing an eco-friendly mattress replacement programme; monitoring the environmental performance of shuttle buses, including turning off idling engines; establishing a management plan for reducing food waste; and carrying out regular carbon audits to identify areas for improvement.

The Parisian Macao – newly eligible after opening in September 2016 – received its first award, in the Gold category, as did the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip.

“Sands China is truly honoured by this distinction,” said Mark McWhinnie, the company’s senior vice president of resort operations and development. “Our company continues to develop and implement innovations as part of the Sands ECO360 global sustainability strategy of our parent company, Las Vegas Sands Corp. This strategy has helped Sands China remain at the forefront of sustainable operations in our industry, while continuing to further reduce our impact on the environment.”