Caesars Entertainment’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy is led by Jan Jones Blackhurst, Executive Vice President of Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility. Rounding out CSR leadership, Global Lead - Social Impact, Equity and Sustainability Gwen Migita oversees environmental and social sustainability, responsible gaming, diversity and inclusion, philanthropy and employee volunteer programs, and Lora Picini, Vice President of Equity, Strategic Policy & Regulatory Affairs, and Director of the Caesars Foundation manages gender equity, regulatory, and policy issues important to Caesars Entertainment.The CSR team 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) – this commitment included the goal to reduce carbon emission by 95% by 2050. This move made Caesars one of the first companies to make these bold goals that align with what is required to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius.
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 2016, they participated in 64,700 hours of responsible gaming training.
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 twelve 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 from minority groups 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.Caesars Entertainment’s CSR External Advisory Board represents CSR expertise across the academic, public and private sectors. Members of the Board engage at strategic and policy levels 3-4 times per year, assist in identifying materials CSR issues for reporting purposes, and support in educating managers and executives on mega issues and trends. The Board input is referenced in CSR department updates to the CEO and Caesars Entertainment Board of Directors.