Caesars Entertainment Corporation ended 2019 with a run of prominent corporate responsibility recognitions, including a listing in Newsweek magazine’s roster of “Most Responsible” companies in America.
The firm ranked 146 on the title’s prestigious 300-member list and was the only gaming entity to make the cut. To land on its top 300, the magazine analyzed the 2,000 largest US companies (based on revenues), analyzing publicly available data spanning the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) categories.
In addition to the Newsweek honor, Caesars received a perfect score of 100% in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation‘s Corporate Equality Index for the 13th consecutive year, earning the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”
“Our 60,000-plus dedicated employees continue to make a meaningful impact within our properties and well beyond,” said CEO Tony Rodio. “As we kick off a New Year and new decade, we’re looking to grow on the commitments we’ve made and continue to make a lasting impact on the communities we serve.”
The company was also notably featured in Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine‘s “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list, ranking at 72 based on its environmental, social and corporate governance performance among US public companies. It stood out in the environmental categories within CR Magazine’s evaluation, ranking fourth on Climate Change and 15th on Environment.
To kick off 2020, Caesars has already been added to global environmental impact non-profit CDP‘s A List for climate action, based on its climate disclosure in 2019 and efforts to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy.
Keeping the momentum going in early 2020 and beyond, the company will build on its award-winning work within the environmental, social and corporate governance space through a number of initiatives.
These efforts include the continuation of its Economic Equity Tour, launched by Caesars and Caesars Foundation in 2019. Hitting six cities last year, the tour will visit eight cities in 2020 with an end-goal of creating thriving communities for the ultimate betterment of those respective communities.
Additionally, in 2020, Caesars is entering its 18th year of partnership with Meals on Wheels America, working together to combat the issues of senior hunger and isolation nationwide. The firm has donated nearly $3.3m to the non-profit organization and gifted 61 meal delivery vehicles since 2002.
In spring 2020, the company will bring additional attention to these issues by hosting a summit in Las Vegas, focused on finding solutions.