Sands China becomes first Asia IR to join Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Sands China has qualified as a constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index, making it the only integrated resort company included in the DJSI Asia Pacific.

The prestigious index recognises the world’s leading companies for their performance in environmental and social issues, as well as practices for responsible governance. In the world Consumer Services space, Sands China was one of only three companies named in the Asia Pacific index. 

Sands said it made significant strides in 2021 in achieving measurable advances in categories such as its employee development program, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, and supply chain management. Examples of some of those initiatives include the Sands China Academy, The Londoner Macao Training Series, the Sands China International Strategic Leadership Programme for Integrated Resorts, recruitment workshops for new university graduates, and the funding of hospitality programs at seven local universities, among other efforts.

“Environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility are core values of our company,” said President Dr. Wilfred Wong. “We are therefore very pleased to be recognised by Dow Jones in the DJSI Asia Pacific. Our gratitude and congratulations go to our hard-working and dedicated team members for their daily efforts to put our corporate values into practice, making our properties exemplary in our industry.”

Manjit Jus, Global Head of ESG Research, S&P Global, said: “We congratulate Sands China Ltd. for being included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for Asia Pacific. A DJSI distinction is a reflection of being a sustainability leader in your industry. The record number of companies participating in the 2021 S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment is testament to the growing movement for ESG disclosure and transparency.” 

The gold standard for measuring and advancing global ESG efforts, the DJSI is one of the most highly recognised indices for corporate sustainability. The DJSI was the first global index to track the largest and leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies.