Thursday, 05 July 2012 14:27FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED WITH SILVER IMEX GREEN SUPPLIER AWARD
LAS VEGAS (July 3, 2012) – Caesars Entertainment has received the 2012 Silver IMEX Green Supplier Award for its unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability. The award was presented recently at the IMEX 10th Annual Gala Dinner held at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany.
Developed by IMEX and the Green Meetings Industry Council (GMIC), the Green Supplier Award recognizes environmental excellence and innovation within the meetings industry, and represents the highest accolade for environmental responsibility among meeting suppliers.
“While it’s always an honor to be recognized for an accomplishment in business, it is much more satisfying to be recognized for working towards the greater good,” said Caesars Entertainment Senior Vice President Michael Massari. “Environmental responsibility is incredibly important to our organization, and we have engaged team members at all levels of the company in our efforts. This includes helping our meetings customers make their programs with us not only successful but more sustainable. We are thrilled to be the recipient of the Silver IMEX Green Supplier Award for these efforts that are good for our business, good for our customers and good for our planet, and we thank IMEX and the GMIC for the opportunity.”
Impressed by Caesars Entertainment’s level of employee engagement in its sustainability efforts, the 2012 Silver Award reinforced the company’s position as an industry leader in environmental sustainability. Caesars Entertainment’s employee-driven grass roots strategy, CodeGreen, seeks to make positive environmental and social impacts while reducing water, energy and waste consumption at each of its more than 50 properties worldwide. Caesars enables its efforts through its 70,000 employees, with many incremental actions incorporated into the company’s daily business practices and employee roles. These proactive initiatives range from Power Down campaigns and shut down procedures in the company’s hundreds of food outlets and convention space, in-room temperature and lighting programs, and implementing a “water upon request” service program. Additionally Caesars has expanded its educational reach through the industry-first CodeGreen Meetings & Events Certification program. To-date, more than 200 of the company’s meeting sales and services managers have completed the course and can assist meeting planners in making their programs more sustainable.
For more information about Caesars Entertainment’s CodeGreen strategy, visit www.caesars.com/codegreen. To learn more about the company’s positive impacts on the environment and communities around the world visit http://codegreen.harrahsblogs.com/. For more information on meetings and events at Caesars Entertainment, visit www.CETMeetings.com.
About Meetings and Events at Caesars Entertainment Corporation
The world’s most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company, Caesars Entertainment offers meeting and event planners one dedicated team, united nationwide, committed to providing the most successful meeting experiences possible. With one call or email, planners have access to nearly 40 properties in 20 unique destinations, with 1.5 million square feet of meeting space and more than 42,000 guest rooms. Mix and match properties and venues within a destination under a single contract and minimum. Enjoy elite perks and privileges with the exclusive Meeting Diamond program. Reward yourself with Total Rewards Meetings & Events. Be environmentally responsible and feel good knowing that you’re working with an organization with an extensive commitment to environmental stewardship.
About Caesars Entertainment Corporation Sustainability
Caesars Entertainment Corporation's resorts are committed to environmental sustainability – investing at a corporate level more than $66 million on conservation projects that have reduced energy usage by more than 170 million kilowatt hours (kWh) and carbon emissions by 110,000 metric tons each year. One such investment is the use of solar and steam co-generation facilities at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and Showboat Atlantic City that capture waste heat and steam to create onsite energy, thereby decreasing demand for purchased electricity.
Caesars’ nearly 70,000 employees drive its sustainability strategy, CodeGreen, through innovative environmentally responsible practices; implementing more than 110 large impact conservation projects to reduce water, energy and waste consumption at a corporate level. More than 200 of the company's employees have completed its Green Meetings & Events Certification training program, the only program of its kind in the industry. During the past eight years, CodeGreen programs have resulted in annual savings of 200 million gallons of water and 320,000 gallons of waste vegetable oil among other waste recycling efforts.
Caesars Entertainment's leadership in environmental stewardship and energy efficiency has earned the company more than 40 environmental awards and multiple Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) honors. Caesars has achieved "industry firsts" in transparency of impacts such as GRI protocol reporting and establishing aggressive carbon reduction goals around environmental and social metrics. For further information on Caesars’ CodeGreen efforts and its sustainability report visit www.caesars.com/CodeGreen.
About Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's most diversified casino entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 74 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.
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