Wynn Resorts has hailed a “quick and comprehensive” response to the current health crisis as the casino developer and operator publishes its ‘2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance Report’.

In addition to closing its North American operations prior to government mandates in an effort to slow community spread of the coronavirus, the group invested more than $250m in paying 15,000 employees their wages, tips, and benefits throughout.

Furthermore, the firm also procured and donated more than $3m worth of financial aid, food, hygiene supplies, and personal protective equipment to dozens of health care facilities and nonprofits. developed the Wynn Resorts Health & Safety program in consultation with leading public health medical professionals, and provided no-cost COVID-19 testing for all Las Vegas employees.

Providing an overview of responsible business practices, environmental protection, and social impacts, the 2019 reports also outline progress made under Wynn’s ‘Our People, Our Communities, and Our Planet’ strategy.

Matt Maddox, Wynn Resorts CEO, remarked: “A company’s response to tough challenges will always be easier, faster and better if its people all share a common set of values. Companies shift and sometimes common goals shift with it. But the values can’t change; they must be enduring. At Wynn Resorts, our values are enduring. They have been with us since our founding and they guide us today.”

Among the report’s other key takeaways is the donation of over $20m to philanthropic causes in its home communities in support of education programs, cultural enrichment, community development, at-risk youth, and much more. Inclusive of the company match, Wynn Resorts employees also raised more than $1.1m in donations, and volunteered more than 65,000 hours of time to charitable causes.

The company has also introduced several new employee programs to foster a more diverse and inclusive workplace, including training 12,000 employees on unconscious biases, and the creation of two new employee councils that advocate for the LGBTQ and veteran’s communities. 

Various initiatives undertaken has also seen Wynn rank ninth on the list of top corporate solar installations in the US according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, as well as earning a ‘Great Place To Work’ certification by the independent analysts.