Taking a Public Stand
Caesars Entertainment is proud of the public stands we take on social and environmental issues that affect our guests, our employees and our communities. We participate in a range of associations that help advance social and environmental causes, including the World Resources Institute (WRI), The Humane League, We Mean Business, Human Rights Campaign and CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). We use our voice to advance social equality, justice and a brighter future for our planet.
RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN
Caesars’ Responsible Supplier Statement outlines our reasonable expectations for the responsible and ethical business practices of suppliers throughout our supply chain. Caesars has a long-standing commitment to economic inclusion and has been recognized for our dedication to a diverse supply base in each of the communities in which we operate. Based on a lifecycle analysis conducted in 2011, and through collaboration with experts including WRI, SPLC and CDP, Caesars has prioritized environmental sustainability and impact on climate change, focusing on commodities of concern including paper, electronics, meat, poultry and eggs. We are currently transitioning to 100% cage free eggs by 2025. With support from The Humane League and other animal rights organizations, Caesars will work with its committed suppliers to ensure a safe, adequate supply of cage free eggs. For additional information see our Suppliers page.
Caesars strongly support eliminating human trafficking, which involves commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor and debt bondage. We have made a commitment to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons. Caesars became a founding member of the Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) Employers Alliance, which was formed in September 2015. BEST is the first public-private partnership in the nation to work across industries to prevent sex trafficking and sex buying. We also participate in the American Gaming Association (AGA) CSR Committee, which includes a focus on addressing human trafficking in the gaming industry.
Caesars has long led public policy and advocacy around relationship recognition and anti-discrimination on a state and federal level including advocating in favor of LGBT rights related to the following legislation: the Equality Act (with official support given through the Human Rights Campaign’s Business Coalition for the Equality Act), the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, two DOMA U.S. Supreme Court amicus briefs, Nevada transgender anti-discrimination bills and a Mississippi bill to limit LGBT civil liberties. Caesars has received a 100% perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for nine consecutive years. For more on our position on the Equality Act, please see the Vegas Inc. article written by Caesars EVP of Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility, Jan Jones Blackhurst.
Caesars is among the global organizations committed to business leadership and policy alignment on climate through an initiative led by We Mean Business, a coalition of organizations including CDP, WRI, and the World Wildlife Fund, among others. In advance of the UN conference in December 2015 (COP21), at which national leaders reached a historic global agreement to mitigate climate change, we collectively urged proactive leadership among policymakers and businesses.
In support of this initiative, we agreed to establish science-based emission reduction targets, designed to empower organizations determine the GHG emission reductions needed to support the scientific and international community’s goal of keeping global mean temperatures from rising greater than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrialized levels.
Caesars supports comprehensive immigration reform that both advances border security as well as streamlines the immigration process for those who are willing to work hard and complete the legal process of citizenship.
Caesars is in favor of healthcare reform advanced by the Affordable Care Act and the lowering of healthcare costs for U.S. citizens.