Minimizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
We are proactive in advancing environmental stewardship in all of our operations and in engaging throughout our supply chain to do the same. Our achievements in resource conservation and greenhouse gas emissions mitigation continue to lead the industry since our baseline year of 2007. More recently, we collaborated with global organizations committed to business leadership and policy alignment on climate issues. This effort is led by We Mean Business, a coalition of organizations including CDP, World Resources Institute (WRI), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), among others. Ahead of the UN convening on climate change, the Conference of Parties (COP21) in December 2015, we collectively urged policymakers and business leaders to get serious about tackling climate change. Caesars publicly committed to establishing science-based environmental goals in line with keeping global mean temperatures from rising beyond 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrialized levels.
From 2007 to 2015, Caesars reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in metric tons CO2e per 1,000 air-conditioned square feet by 28.3 percent. We are on track to achieve our long-term target of 40% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in metric tons CO2e per 1,000 air-conditioned square feet by 2025.
Best carbon disclosure
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 topscoring 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.
In addition to being aggressive about setting and achieving measurable targets for carbon reduction, Caesars also strongly believes in the importance of full transparency of our progress. We recognize the importance of sharing information and hope this encourages other companies in our industry to invest in the future of our planet. We are one of only five U.S. based non-S&P 500 companies to make the CDP Leadership Index.
– Jeff Ruskowitz, Manager of Engineering & Sustainable Operations
We initiated CodeGreen eight years ago to help us fulfill this promise to build vibrant communities and engage our workforce and guests in environmental initiatives. That’s why, for the ninth year, Caesars took part in “Earth Hour” on March 19 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. (local time), turning off our lights for one hour to bring attention to climate change.
Read more on our Caesars Citizenship Blog