Asia focused developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment Melco Resorts and Entertainment has launched its new sustainability strategy ‘Above and Beyond‘.

Coinciding with its latest relevant report, Melco intends to further elevate itself as a force for good across all of its global resorts.

Uniting its social and environmental achievements and ambitions under Above and Beyond, Melco has also outlined a series of ambitious goals, actionable targets and further enhancements to its disclosure around key environmental, social and governance issues.

Lawrence Ho, chairman and chief executive officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, explained of the new sustainability implementation: “I believe that everyone has a role to play in tackling our society’s major environmental and social challenges.

“This report captures Melco’s vision for change and our commitment to embrace sustainability, as both an engine for growth and a catalyst for change within our company and the industry. Since the beginning, Melco strives to be a game-changer in everything that we do.

“Above and Beyond is our commitment to make our business sustainable for all those involved, and to deliver a more sustainable future to local communities in Macau, Manila, Cyprus and now in Japan.”

Unveiling its latest sustainability strategy, Melco revealed four key goals which the company is striving to meet by 2030:

  • To achieve carbon neutral resorts with reduction targets across a range of emission sources.
  • To achieve zero waste across its resorts, eliminate problematic single-use plastics in daily operations and contribute to circular economy in Asia.
  • To be the employer of choice and create the best-in-class working environment for its employees, and to be the best partner to the community both in Macau and around the world.
  • To inspire guests by seamlessly integrating sustainability in their experience, and demonstrate that a sustainable future is a better future.

Each of these aims is to be implemented across each of the company’s operations, via measures related to environmental sustainability, responsible gaming, employee and community engagement, governance and ethics.