Sands' Asia subsidiary, Sands China, was named to the DJSI World Index for the first time, along with a repeat appearance on the DJSI Asia Pacific Index.
The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index comprises global sustainability leaders as identified by S&P Global through the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). It represents the top 10% of the largest 2,500 companies in the S&P Global BMI based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.
Patrick Dumont, President and COO, said: "Our continued recognition on this premier global sustainability benchmark is a testament to our long-standing commitment to environmental and social leadership."
Earlier this year, Sands announced its 2025 ambitions in the areas of workforce development, Team Member volunteerism, and carbon emission reduction, aiming to continuously evolve and expand its impact within the company's corporate responsibility pillars of People, Communities and Planet.
Under the People pillar, Sands aims to invest $200m in workforce development by 2025.
The global Sands Cares community engagement program leads Sands' Community pillar and drives efforts to: address hardship relief, promote educational opportunities and learning resources (especially for underserved groups), advance local business and non-profit partners, provide disaster relief and preparedness support, and preserve and protect the cultural and natural heritage of host communities.
Lastly, Sands works to ensure the long-term environmental health of its regions through the Planet pillar, led by the Sands Eco360 global sustainability program.