UPDATE: Las Vegas Sands Set to Release Gaming Industry's First Formally Verified Environmental Report
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LAS VEGAS, NV, Jul 12 (Marketwire) -- Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) will continue its innovative sustainability efforts by releasing the first Environmental Report in the gaming industry to be formally verified by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). GRI is the most prominent reporting standard used today and provides a practical method for breaking down reporting requirements such as management approach to economic, environment and social sectors. The Environmental Report is an integrated study of the company's green building designs, environmentally responsible operations, green meetings and stakeholder engagement. The report will be launched during an event being held at The Venetian Las Vegas. A live stream of the event can be viewed on the company's blog -- sandsconfidential.com -- from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT, on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Las Vegas Sands has spearheaded environmental sustainability practices across the hospitality industry through its comprehensive Sands Eco 360˚ program; designed to help minimize environmental impact globally at each of the company's resort destinations including The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas; Sands Macao, The Venetian Macao and Sands Cotai Central in Macao, China; Marina Bay Sands in Singapore; and Sands Bethlehem in Pennsylvania. "Sands Eco 360˚ has pioneered many leading green technologies and processes in our industry," said Michael A. Leven, president and chief operating officer for Las Vegas Sands. "Our responsibility to the planet is as important to us as our commitment to the comfort and well-being of our guests and team members. I'm looking forward to sharing our recent accomplishments and ongoing strategies to make an even greater impact." Statements in this press release, which are not historical facts, are "forward looking" statements that are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond the Company's control, which may cause material differences in actual results, performance or other expectations. These factors include, but are not limited to general economic conditions, competition, new ventures, government regulation, legalization of gaming, interest rates, future terrorist acts, insurance, and other factors detailed in the reports filed by Las Vegas Sands Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission. About Las Vegas Sands Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading global developer of destination properties (Integrated Resorts) that feature premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and many other amenities. The Venetian and The Palazzo, Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, and Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania are the company's properties in the United States. Marina Bay Sands(R) is the company's iconic Integrated Resort in Singapore's downtown Marina Bay district. Through its majority-owned subsidiary Sands China Ltd., the company also owns a portfolio of properties on Macao's Cotai Strip(R), including The Venetian Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao, and Sands Cotai Central, a 13.7 million square foot 6,400-room Integrated Resort, the first phase of which debuted in April 2012. The company also owns the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula. Las Vegas Sands is also committed to global sustainability through its Sands Eco 360 program and is an active community partner through its various charitable organizations. The names and brands mentioned above are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2038342 Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2038350 Media Contacts: Dawn Britt 702.414.4338 Dawn.Britt@LasVegasSands.com Jonah Cohen 702.414.5228 Jonah.Cohen@LasVegasSands.com Ron Reese 702.414.3607 Ron.Reese@LasVegasSands.com Copyright 2012, Marketwire, All rights reserved. -0-
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