A Message from Craig Billings, CEO of Wynn Resorts
Our annual ESG report is incredibly important to me, and to our Company. Within our report I believe you will find that Wynn Resorts brings the same level of robust effort and dedication to our ESG efforts as we do to all our business operations. Those efforts align with several key pillars of our business:
- Our people
- Our communities
- Our planet
Our employees are our most valuable asset, and although the sense of pride and ownership they have for their work is strong, we do not take it for granted.
Wynn’s proprietary and extensive training programs are among the reasons why we are the leader in luxury hospitality. At Encore Boston Harbor and Wynn Las Vegas, we’ve added a comprehensive leadership development training program to support supervisors, managers, and directors, covering topics such as effective communication, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, and time management.
We’ve significantly expanded the scope of our diversity programs, led by our new Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. In addition to an innovative diversity-focused video series, we have a partnership with several Historically Black Colleges and Universities to help us recruit and develop new leaders for Wynn, with a similar program for internal candidates.
Our workplace initiatives have paid off, with Wynn recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” and one of “America’s Best Large Employers.” Fortune Magazine also continues to rank us as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”
The deep engagement we undertook with our communities during the height of the pandemic has not abated. In North America, we supported our communities with $2.9 million in charitable giving. In addition, our employee-funded Wynn Employee Foundation, awarded $627,965 to charities in Boston and Las Vegas, and provided $207,919 in employee scholarships.
We do not hesitate to roll up our sleeves whenever possible. Our team volunteered more than 14,000 hours to combat food insecurity, support veterans, help in education and community beautification, and Las Vegas alone hosted 120 volunteer events last year.
We feel good about our track record in environmental sustainability. In Las Vegas, our desert environment keeps us keenly focused on water resources, and so we’ve reduced our overall water consumption by 16% since 2019– despite enjoying many months of record-breaking guest visitation. In Macau, we also reduced our water consumption by nearly the same amount.
Our more than 300 days of sunny weather in Las Vegas is not only a tourist draw, but it also allows us to harness solar power through our own solar farm, meeting 75% of our peak demand from solar and other renewable resources. In Boston, our resort obtains 100% of its grid electricity from renewable and green power resources, and we’ve now diverted 100% of that resort’s waste from landfills.
As proud as I am of these and the other accomplishments mentioned in this report, I’m confident our record will continue to improve thanks to a talented and dedicated team.
Chief Executive Officer
Wynn Resorts Limited