Las Vegas Sands CORP.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) is a Fortune 500 company. We are a leading owner and operator of integrated resort destinations in the United States and Asia, where we offer breathtaking hotel rooms and suites; lavish convention and meeting spaces; celebrity chef restaurants and clubs; and an array of shows, shops, spas, gaming, and more. Among our properties in the United States are two AAA Five Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip: The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. They offer not only luxury and entertainment but—when combined with Sands Expo at Venetian|Palazzo—they also make up the largest LEED certified building on the planet, a testament to our commitment to sustainability.
See also http://www.sands.com/sands-eco-360/our-news.html for the latest news on LVS global sustainability activities as well as the 2011 Environmental Report and 2011 Verification Statement.
GHG Inventory Case Study – Las Vegas Sands Corp.
When we reported our GHG inventory in 2011, we decided to hire TUV Nord as independent verifier for our Las Vegas inventory. The intent of verification was to validate data collection conducted by our internal staff and inventory calculation conducted by a third party consultant. In our opinion, third party assurance can increase the credibility of our GHG inventory which we report publicly. It also improves the reliability of the inventory data which we utilize for setting long-term reduction targets. Our initial goal was to achieve the “limited level” of assurance. Our verifier conducted in-depth review on site. Upon the source data and calculation validation, we achieved the “reasonable level” of assurance which is the highest level in the category. We are very pleased with the result. The biggest challenge during the verification process was collecting and documenting all the data. It involved significant amount of work at our scale of operation. Through this process, we have identified the most efficient way to acquire and manage GHG related data for future inventory calculation and verification.