With all of their dazzling lights, casinos may not seem like an obvious place to find eco-friendly business practices. But Caesars Entertainment is looking to change that perception through sustainability initiatives that are making a big impact.
In this video, Rick Mazer, regional president of Caesars Entertainment, gives an overview of some of the ways in which the casino and hotel business has made sustainability a priority. Dubbed CodeGreen, Caesars Entertainment has incorporated its green initiatives into its company Code of Commitment to save money, reduce resource consumption, cut waste and eliminate some of the toxic chemicals often present in conventional cleaners.
Caesars systematically replaced the incandescent lights in its facilities with a highly efficient LED lighting system that uses a lot less energy. It also sorts all waste, separating recyclables to ensure that they don't end up in landfills.
Have you ever wondered what happens to the miniature bottles of shampoo and other hotel-provided toiletries when you leave them behind after your visit? At Caesars, they're reclaimed through a partnership with the Clean the World Program, which sterilizes them and sends them to third-world countries.
Some of these changes take place on a grassroots level, with employees submitting their own ideas. For example, employee input prompted Caesars to switch to ecologically sound cleaning products from Zep, Inc.
"It's a win-win-win," says Mazer. "A company will save money, they will make their employees happy, they will make their guests happy, and they will be doing the right thing environmentally."
For further information on Caesars Entertainment's CodeGreen efforts visit www.caesars.com/codegreen.