Type of Activity
CODEGREEN AT HARRAH’S PHILADELPHIA
Caesars Entertainment believes the problems facing the planet demand real action today. The company’s CodeGreen strategy provides tangible low-carbon solutions to reduce water, energy and waste consumption at all Caesars’ resorts. CodeGreen enhances the first class experience of Caesars Entertainment guests by creating healthier, cleaner communities around the world.
Employees are at the heart of this company-wide program, offering innovative ideas that lead to real impacts. Each property has its own CodeGreen team to implement the company strategy on a monthly basis. The CodeGreen Steering Committee, made up of executives from operations and corporate leaders, drives the overall strategic direction of the program. CodeGreen is driven by data, allowing us to adapt and shift as we learn more on our journey through environmental sustainability
Harrah’s Philadelphia Racetrack and Casino
- Diverted more than 527 tons from a landfill in 2016
- Planted over 81,126 trees
- Removed more than 92 cars from road for a year
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS/ PARTNERSHIPS
- CodeGreen Day: A day at Caesars’ properties dedicated to celebrating and sharing the company’s best sustainability practices that help to reduce energy, water use and waste consumption at our casino resorts with employees and guests.
- Participation in the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour: More than 40 of Caesars’ casinos and resorts powered down exterior and non-essential lighting for one hour to bring attention to the issue of global climate change. Caesars Entertainment was one of the first hotel groups in the country to participate and has been instrumental in getting others in the hospitality industry to join the movement five years ago.
REDUCING CARBON FOOTPRINT/GREENHOUSE GASES
Green House Gas Reduction Targets:
- Short term: 10% reduction of absolute GHG emissions at domestic properties from 2007 to 2013 –ACHIEVED.
- Long term: 40% reduction of domestic GHG emissions per air-conditioned square foot from 2007 to 2025.
- Reduced carbon footprint by 12% from 2007 through 2012 at absolute levels
- Annual savings of 292 million pounds of carbon dioxide relative to 2007 emissions. This is equivalent to:
- 28,700 million passenger cars and 15 million miles not driven in one year
- 152,000 round trip flights from Los Angeles to New York not taken
- 308,000 barrels of oil not consumed
- 110,000 extra acres of pine or fir forests storing carbon for a year