A Message from Craig S. Billings, CEO of Wynn Resorts
Our 2022 ESG report presents the programs and activities of Wynn Resorts in many different areas. While there are many achievements listed here, the thing I am most proud of is the substantial impact of our employees.
Our team members bring the same sense of ownership to the communities in which they live that they display when operating our resorts. They give their time and donate money to make their communities better for everyone–Las Vegas, Boston and Macau are all better places to live due in part to the personal volunteerism and philanthropy of our team members.
Last year, our employees set a record in donations to the Wynn Employee Foundation. More than $894,000 was donated by employees–$266,000 more than ever before. Our employees also broke records with the highest number of donors at 2,582, and the highest number of new donors at 1,400. The leadership team at Encore Boston Harbor set a great example for everyone: 70 percent of our directors and executives in Boston donated to the Wynn Employee Foundation.
Employee donations are matched by the Company one-for-one, up to $75,000 per donation, effectively doubling the gifts to the organizations our employees are passionate about. Employee donations, along with additional contributions by Wynn Resorts, allowed us to provide more than $4.2 million to nonprofits in North America that support our initiatives in education, cultural enrichment, and vibrant communities.
I find the volunteer efforts of our employees equally important and impressive. Last year, Wynn employees volunteered more than 27,000 hours in North America. Wynn Las Vegas hosted more than 100 Company- sponsored volunteer events and Encore Boston Harbor hosted more than 60 volunteer opportunities. Our employees in Macau also donated more than 24,000 hours of volunteerism last year.
There are of course many other accomplishments highlighted in our 2022 ESG Report, some of which contributed to Travel + Leisure magazine awarding Wynn Resorts a 2022 “Global Vision Award” for our environmental stewardship, and The Civic 50 “Points of Light” award that annually recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation–a distinction that we have received three years in a row.
Our talented and dedicated team continues to press forward on the efforts recounted in our ESG Report, making these best-ever accomplishments our new threshold, and setting even bigger goals for the future.
Craig S. Billings
Chief Executive Officer
Wynn Resorts Limited