LAS VEGAS, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading showcase for the most powerful corporate social responsibility and green initiatives has named MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) a winner for its annual awards program in the category of Overall Leader in CSR Practices – more than 10,000 employees.
Competing alongside Coca-Cola Enterprises, which also was honored, Disney and UPS, MGM Resorts is the first company in the gaming industry to earn a PR News CSR Award.
"It is truly an honor to receive the PR News CSR Award and be recognized among so many other great leaders in corporate social responsibility," said Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. "We earnestly believe that the health of our company is directly linked to the welfare of the communities in which we operate, and so we make it a business imperative to be a leader in all forms of corporate social responsibility."
Winners of the PR News CSR Awards were chosen by an expert panel that evaluated entries submitted by organizations participating in the awards competition. The judging criteria included: creativity, innovation, sound planning, implementation and outcomes. Furthermore, organizations were judged according to the alignment of their strategic objectives with their end goals and proven success.
Since the company's founding, MGM Resorts has shown a powerful commitment to the fundamental principle of social responsibility. The three major initiatives comprising MGM Resorts' social responsibility efforts are: Diversity & Inclusion, Philanthropy & Community Engagement, and Environmental Sustainability. Program highlights include:
Diversity & Inclusion:
Philanthropy & Community Engagement:
Since its founding in 2002 to 2012, the employee-driven MGM Resorts Foundation has donated almost $50 million to nonprofit organizations for the betterment of American communities.
For more information about MGM Resorts International's commitment to social responsibility, please visit: http://www.mgmresorts.com/offers/2012/07_annualcorporatesocialresponsibilityreport/index.html
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MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. MGM has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties and has 50% investments in three other properties including CityCenter, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. MGM also has a 51% interest in MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a resort on Cotai. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world.
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