MGM Resorts International has been credited as one of the most community minded organisations in the United States, after being named as an honouree of The Civic 50 by Point of Light.
The organisation is dedicated to volunteer service, and recognises the Las Vegas headquartered hospitality and entertainment firm as one of the top 50 leaders regarding corporate involvement across communities.
Ranking in the top 50 comes according to a national standard for superior corporate citizenship, that is designed to showcase how companies can use their time, skills and resources for positive impact on their communities.
“We are proud to receive this honour on behalf of the many MGM Resorts employees who dedicate their dollars and their time to volunteer to help those in need,” said Phyllis James, the company’s chief diversity and corporate responsibility officer.
“This recognition is a testament to the strong value MGM places on community support and service to our neighbourhoods and schools. Our employees give regardless of their own circumstances and are truly the best examples of how we care for one another and our communities.”
Lauded as the “only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities,” it came administered by True Impact, specialists in aiding organisations to maximise and measure their social and business value.
The honourees selected are public and private companies with US operations and revenues of $1bn or more, and are based around four key strategic areas of social investment, integration, institutionalisation and impact.
Following a scoring process that consisted of quantitative and multiple-choice questions, those making the rankings were announced at the Points of Light conference in St Paul, Minnesota, where corporate citizenship leaders gathered to discuss social innovation, civic engagement and cross-sector collaboration.
Natalye Paquin, president and CEO of Points of Light, added: “The Civic 50 truly highlights the commitment of community and civic engagement of America’s leading brands.
“Points of Light believes that people drive change in addressing society’s growing and most profound challenges. The business community plays an important role in creating and delivering innovative solutions that drive social good in the communities where they live and work.”