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One of the world's most acclaimed and spectacular properties, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore will be reducing its environmental footprint after joining the international EarthCheck Benchmarking and Certification program for environmental sustainability.

Marina Bay Sands Director of Sustainability - Property Operations Mr Kevin Teng said the company is committed to demonstrating environmental best practice across the property's broad range of operations.

"Marina Bay Sands is an iconic property with an extensive array of services and facilities and we continue to integrate environmental sustainability throughout every facet of our business and being seen as industry leaders in sustainability," said Mr Teng. "Not only does this system enable us to compare our current sustainability progress with our own branded "Sands ECO 360" sustainability program, it also provides a framework for us to continue to push the envelope when it comes to the improvement of the sustainability performance of our building assets."

The waterfront Marina Bay Sands features a 2561-room hotel, 120,000 square metre convention/exhibition centre, 74,000 square metres of retail, a museum, two large theatres over 60 restaurants and dining establishments, two floating crystal pavilions and a skating rink.

The Marina Bay Sands complex also features a 340 metre long Sands SkyPark and a 150 metre infinity swimming pool set on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform.

EarthCheck CEO Stewart Moore said it was crucial for extensive developments like Marina Bay Sands to recognise their responsibility as tourism leaders and adopt best practices for environmental, social and financial sustainability.

"Under the EarthCheck program, Marina Bay Sands will be taking a scientific approach to benchmarking and are committed to report their environmental footprint based on an internationally recognised standard that follows the Agenda 21 principles for sustainable development," said Mr Moore.

EarthCheck is the world's leading environmental benchmarking and certification programme and has worked with over 1,300 organisations in more than 70 countries.

Marina Bay Sands is the second property in the Las Vegas Sands group to join EarthCheck. The Venetian Macau joined last August.

 

Further media information:  

Susan Sullivan, susan@infrontcommunications.com.au - + 61 412 365 122

Andre Russ, VP Sales EC3Global - andre.russ@ec3global.com - + 61 7 3238 1900

Val Chua, Marina Bay Sands, Communications, val.chua@marinabaysands.com

 

About EarthCheck

EarthCheck is owned and operated by Australian company EC3 Global.  It is the world's leading certifier of sustainable travel and tourism operations, with more than 1300 clients in over 70 countries. EarthCheck responds directly to the major environmental problems facing the planet, including climate change, waste reduction and non-renewable resource management. It provides benchmarking, certification and performance improvement systems which helps asset owners and managers identify where concealed risks may lie and take immediate action. www.earthcheck.org

 

 

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