Caesars Entertainment has been named ‘one of the most community minded companies’ by Civic 50 for the fifth consecutive year after being recognised for its continued efforts to improve the quality of life in local communities.   

Joining the likes of MGM Resorts International, Las Vegas-headquartered Caesars received the accolade for spearheading a number of employee volunteerism initiatives, corporate philanthropy and diversity, equality and inclusion.

Jan Jones Blackhurst, executive vice president of public policy and corporate responsibility, commented: “Caesars Entertainment prides itself on being a good corporate citizen that contributes a long-lasting, positive societal impact on the communities in which we operate.

“Through the dedication of our remarkable team members, who volunteer their time, plus our leadership and continued commitment to our people planet play platform, we plan to continue deepening our impact for many years to come.”

The Civic 50 has developed a national standard  for companies with annual revenues of at least $1bn and showcases how they use their time, skills and other resources to improve the communities in which they do business.

People Planet Play encompasses plans, initiatives and programs to advance the group and its affiliates to make an increasingly positive impact in society, forming a strategic alignment of the firm’s corporate citizenship ambitions.

“Businesses are an important driver of social good in communities, activated through the power and passion of employees and strategic investment in causes that matter. Companies like Caesars Entertainment are powerful examples of how companies can build and sustain purpose in their brands,” added Natalye Paquin, president and CEO of Points of Light.