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Marina Bay Sands has announced that it has received a platinum certification from the Events Industry Council (EIC) Sustainable Event Standards for Venues for its commitment to sustainable events and operations.
According to the press release, Marina Bay Sands continues to be the highest-rated venue outside the United States. In 2020, the IR became the first venue to be awarded Gold.
Factors like improving a comprehensive waste management plan, investing in energy saving initiatives, converting 98.5% of its fleet of vehicles at the Convention Centre and fostering a culture of sustainability amongst employees, contributed to the decision to certify the venue’s Platinum rating.
“Marina Bay Sands is honoured to have exceeded our previous Gold achievement with Platinum certification. As a responsible business operator, it is only natural for us to constantly seek new ways to reduce our environmental footprint and extend sustainable practices to event organisers,” Sridhar Kandhadai, senior vice president, property management of Marina Bay Sands, said.
“The recognition strengthens our resolve to become one of the most sustainable venues in the Asia Pacific, and we hope it sets the stage for organisers and delegates alike to create more purpose-driven events in the future,” Sridhar Kandhadai added.
“On behalf of the Events Industry Council, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Marina Bay Sands for achieving the Sustainable Event Standards for Venues Platinum certification. Sustainability is one of the most pressing issues for our global society,” Amy Calvert, CEO of the Events Industry Council, said.
“As an industry that has the ability to be a driver for meaningful change, we are delighted that organisations such as Marina Bay Sands are champions for action and are leading by example,” Amy Calvert added.