Caesars Entertainment’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy is led by Stephanie Lepori, Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer. PEOPLE PLANET PLAY is the framework underpinning this strategy, addressing the ways in which Caesars makes a positive contribution to people, the environment and communities through its business and responsible conduct. The CSR team, led by Gwen Migita, Vice President of Social Impact, Sustainability, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, works with internal stakeholders across departments, such as Facilities and Engineering, Procurement, Labor & Employment Law and others to integrate the CSR strategy throughout Caesars Entertainment corporate structure. In addition, each North American Caesars Entertainment property has teams responsible for spearheading environmental, community service, philanthropy, and responsible gaming initiatives. These local teams demonstrate creative leadership and reflect community priorities while aligning with PEOPLE PLANET PLAY, Caesars’ enterprise-wide CSR strategy.
Since 2007, Caesars has advanced a strategy to contribute to initiatives that reduce its impact on the environment through its award-winning CodeGreen program. The structured, data-driven CodeGreen strategy leverages the passion of Caesars employees and engages our guests and suppliers in making a difference in the world. In early 2018, Caesars’ commitments to support global climate change mitigation efforts were approved by the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). In 2019, following strong performance and our expected broader uptake of renewable electricity, we raised our commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to meet new scientific guidelines and achieve global warming levels that are "Well-below 2 degrees."
Caesars is also a recognized leader in responsible gaming practices. The company was the first to develop responsible gaming programs informed by science, evaluated objectively and created in conjunction with leading researchers. As a core element of its commitment to guests and communities, Caesars invests in training team members and in 2019 they provided over 1.51 million hours of training to team members.
Caesars creates a dynamic and innovative working culture where individual growth is rewarded, recognized, and celebrated. The company is the only company in the casino entertainment industry to receive perfect scores on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for thirteen consecutive years. Additionally, Caesars global workforce is in perfect balance with 50% women and 50% men. Diversity in management ranks is higher than average for most global corporations. However, there remains opportunity for improvement. That’s why, in 2017, Caesars made a public commitment to achieve 50/50 representation for women in leadership roles and for team members of color in manager roles by 2030.
By making Caesars Entertainment a company that attracts customers based not only on the ability to provide exceptional experiences but also on strong values, we are able to achieve high levels of employee engagement and customer loyalty.