Commitment to Environmental Stewardship
CONNECTING TO #PLANET EARTH FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Environmental stewardship is one of the four pillars of Caesars Code of Commitment and represents our promise to preserve the planet for current and future generations. To carry out this promise, we initiated CodeGreen in 2008 and it has become part of the way we do things at Caesars Entertainment.
CodeGreen is our organization-wide, multi-year strategy to identify, monitor, measure, assess, manage and reduce our material impacts on the environment. This consistent, structured, data-driven and disciplined environmental program leverages the passion of our employees, as well as engages our guests and suppliers.
CodeGreen has become synonymous with environmental stewardship at Caesars. Established with a baseline year of 2007 for most of our environmental impacts, CodeGreen now encompasses additional elements of our citizenship for a holistic approach and includes community involvement and engagement of our colleagues at many different levels. At its core, however, CodeGreen continues to drive environmental awareness and engagement, as well as performance, across the business.
Each property has a CodeGreen team with nine members representing different parts of the property operations and a detailed workplan and targets to achieve during the year. Our tracking of CodeGreen performance is transparent to all our properties so they know what to do in order to achieve top CodeGreen performance.
CAESARS CITIZENSHIP BLOG SPOTLIGHT
Who’s the Greenest of them All? 2016 CodeGreen Challenge Winners
Twelve regions competed to integrate sustainability into company operations and the daily lives of team members and guests. Six weeks has passed and we have 2016’s winners! The top properties and regions are awarded prizes to put towards a celebratory sustainable food day in the employee dining room, team member awards, and funds for future CodeGreen events.
Read more on Caesars Citizenship Blog.
CAESARS ENVIRONMENTAL GOALS
REPORTING, VERIFICATION & TRANSPARENCY
Our seventh annual Corporate Citizenship Report describes our impacts on society and the environment. It outlines the way our business activities in 2015-2016 connected us to our stakeholders through a platform of citizenship and delivered economic and social benefits for employees, guests and communities while advancing environmental stewardship. In all cases, quantitative data relates to the 2015 calendar year unless otherwise stated. Examples of practice also include stories from the early part of 2016.
This report is written in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative G4 guidelines, core option. The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines represent the most widely-used corporate citizenship and sustainability reporting framework in the world today. G4 is the most recent version of the guidelines, published in 2013. This is Caesars Entertainment’s third report using the G4 guidelines.
LRQA verification has been conducted in accordance with ISO 14064–3:2006 Specification with guidance for validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions for the GHG Emissions Inventory and LRQA’s Verification Approach for the Water Inventory to provide limited assurance that GHG emissions and water data as presented in the Reports have been prepared in conformance with the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol and Caesars water data management processes. Based on LRQA’s approach, “nothing has come to our attention that would cause us to believe that the total Scope1, Scope 2, Scope 3 emissions and water consumption disclosed in the Reports as summarized in Table 1 below are not materially correct and that the Reports have not been prepared in conformance with the WRI/WBCSD GHG Protocol and Caesars water data management processes.”
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is the world’s leading initiative to tackle climate change by helping organizations drive down GHG emissions, and water consumption, and mitigate environmental risk in their supply chains. By disclosing our performance to the Carbon Disclosure Project, we join the ranks of the world’s leading companies who are serious about environmental stewardship.
In 2015, we were delighted to earn a perfect 100/100 on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Climate Disclosure Score and a place on the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). Caesars is among the top scoring 10% of U.S. companies participating in the CDP disclosure network and has been doing so since 2010 (with our responses being public since 2013). Specifically, CDLI honors the quality of climate change related information Caesars has disclosed to investors and the global marketplace through CDP. We became one of the first companies in the gaming sector to disclose our carbon emissions to the CDP Investor program in 2010 and the first to report to CDP Water and participate in CDP Supply Chain. The CDP awarded Caesars Entertainment a 98% disclosure score and an A- performance band score for our 2013 carbon disclosure, the highest score among companies in our sector in 2014.
The GHG Emissions Inventory 2014 GRI INDEX and Water Inventory 2015
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CodeGreen at home
CodeGreen at Home is our environmental employee engagement program where we incentivize team members to practice the environmentally friendly actions at home that we encourage in our operations. Each quarter hundreds of team members submit applications that demonstrate completion of approved actions such as switching to environmentally friendly transportation, converting to native landscape, composting, and installing Energy Star certified appliances and more. On average, team members are awarded $60 for adapting these green changes that also adds to the over savings afforded by instituting a sustainable lifestyle at home.
Last year our team members made huge environmental impacts by diverting water, gas and energy.