Our commitment remains to drive environmental sustainability through our supply chain and this includes the way we contract with more than 13,000 vendors of goods and services. We are continuing our initiatives to create more sustainable sources of supply in the areas of seafood, gaming equipment (slot machines) and beverages – these three areas of our procurement spend present the highest risks and the greatest opportunities to improve our footprint based on a highly detailed analysis of our supply chain that we conducted last year. We continue to work in different ways with our suppliers in all these areas both to understand the impacts at each level of the supply chain and also to help drive changes that will yield environmental benefits.
“This year, we have been encouraging our suppliers to become more proactive in managing their climate change impacts and more transparent through the adoption of reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project(CDP). CDP is the largest global collection of self-reported climate change data and by encouraging our suppliers to register with CDP and disclose their data, we help them become aware of the climate change risks and opportunities in their own supply chains. We have targeted our top suppliers representing 80% of our procurement spend, with a target of 50% participation in CDP in 2014. We exceeded this goal in 2014 and continue to work with a range of suppliers, supporting training webinars to assist them in managing the measurement and reporting process.”
Jessica Rosman, VP Procurement