Minimizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
We mitigate our impacts on climate change through a precautionary approach to environmental stewardship and through a reduction in greenhouse gases (GHG) that we emit. We have reduced our emissions levels both on an absolute basis and on an intensity basis per thousand air-conditioned square feet since our baseline year of 2007. We are delighted to have surpassed our short term target of 10 percent improvement in absolute emissions in 2013, one year early. We are on track to achieve our long-term target of 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions per square foot of air-conditioned space by 2025.
In 2013, we were honored to be the only entertainment-gaming company to win the prestigious Climate Leadership Award for excellence in greenhouse gas management. The annual Climate Leadership Awards are sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, along with three NGO partners: Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO), Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), and The Climate Registry (TCR). The national awards program recognizes exemplary corporate, organizational and individual leadership in response to climate change.