Caesars Entertainment Corporation have announced their eighth annual Corporate Citizenship Report, entitled “People Planet Play” which covers 2016 and select content from the first half of 2017, detailing Caesars’ sustained progress and leadership across its many corporate social responsibility initiatives.

“PEOPLE PLANET PLAY”
People Planet Play is Caesars’ new platform that clearly communicates citizenship at all levels of the business and reaffirms Caesars’ commitment to its employees, communities, environmental excellence and Responsible Gaming.

In 2016 Caesars’ CodeGreen citizenship strategy again delivered industry-leading performance. One of only 30 companies in the U.S. to achieve Triple A scores in three CDP (formerly known as Carbon Disclosure Project) rankings; Caesars ranked A for climate change disclosure, A- for water disclosure and A- for supplier engagement (37 percent of Caesars’ top 150 suppliers submitted information to the CDP climate change database). Highlights of Caesars’ environmental progress in the U.S. include:

  • -23 percent energy reduction per air-conditioned square foot since 2007.
  • -35 percent greenhouse gas emissions reduction per air-conditioned square foot since 2007.
  • -19 percent water use reduction per air-conditioned square foot since 2008.
  • 43 percent of waste diverted away from landfills in 2016.

Caesars is committed to an absolute reduction of Greenhouse Gas emissions by 30 percent before 2025 and commits to a 95 percent absolute reduction by 2050 (using 2011 as a baseline). With these goals, Caesars leads the gaming entertainment industry and aligns with the small number of corporations around the world that have publicly committed to science-based targets aimed to keep the temperature rise of the planet below two degrees Celsius.

Diversity & Inclusion
Caesars continues to advance diversity efforts across the enterprise:

  • Caesars received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index for the 10th consecutive year.
  • 44 percent of managers are women, which is the highest ratio of women managers ever at Caesars and is significantly higher than the national average of 38 percent.
  • Currently, 37 percent of managers are from minority groups, an increase of 3 percentage points over 2015, and 68 percent higher than the national average of 22 percent.
  • Caesars has a target for 50 percent of manager level or higher employees to be minorities or women by 2030.

Health & Wellbeing


Employee participation in Caesars’ award-winning Wellness Rewards program is more than double the average rate of that of large companies in the U.S.

  • 92 percent of participating team members completed biometric health screening in 2016, with data showing improvement across key health risks over a six-year period.

Additional accomplishments include:

  • Generated $5.7 million enterprise-wide of contributed societal value for every $10 million in gross revenue, almost triple the estimated average of U.S. corporations.
  • Caesars is recognized as the most community-minded company in the consumer discretionary industry by Civic 50, a Points of Life initiative.
  • 46 percent of employees engaged in volunteer activity in 2016, versus the national volunteer average of 25 percent.

 

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