Environmental Protection & Sustainability

OUR COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

GEG is committed to protecting the health and safety of our team members, the community and the environment. We integrate environmental sustainability into our business strategy and support our properties in establishing the specialized tools and management systems that can help GEG achieve our goals to reduce our environmental impact, build a safer and healthier environment for the future, and reduce our energy, water and material consumption. To carry out our commitment, GEG will:

In addition to complying with the local environmental laws and regulation, GEG also established and enforced numerous internal polices to institute GEG’s environmental protection objective across all of its properties. Examples of GEG’s progress in strengthening environmental performance include:

In support of the environmental policies of the Macau SAR Government and the objective of turning Macau into a green city, GEG joined the city’s gaming operators in launching new energy/electric shuttle bus services, for which the trial run began on September 19, 2017 with the Cotai Connection route.

Emissions and Energy

Committed to enhancing its energy efficiency, GEG has implemented various initiatives across its properties. These include:

Specifically, the optimization of the chiller plants has reduced the overall operating hours and refrigerant utilization. During the reporting period, GEG achieved a total of 15,816,720 kWh of energy savings.

Water

GEG has adopted water efficiency measures to reduce consumption at its properties. These include installing highly efficient water fixtures and fittings in the hotel rooms, improving the water systems to stream hot water, and enhancing the overall cover water management. The installation of the new water fixtures and fittings decreased the water flow rate by 40%, which significantly reduced GEG’s overall water consumption by 151,654 m3.

Waste

GEG is committed to managing waste responsibly by encouraging waste reduction and recycling. The Group monitors and reviews its properties’ waste production on a continuous basis to identify opportunities for waste reduction. During the year, Galaxy Macau established a “4R” (Reuse, Recycle, Renew and Rethink) Management Committee, presided by the senior management. The purpose of this committee is to set a tone from the top on waste reduction, reuse and recycling, particularly for general and food waste.

To practice sustainable food waste management, the Group has installed a new processing machine at StarWorld Hotel. The machine reduces waste volume by 80% by storing and recovering food waste, which the property donates to an external vendor for further processing into fish feed.

Environmental performance data for GEG for the year ended December 31, 2017:

 Environmental KPIs

 Unit

 GEG*

 NOx emissions

 tonne

 0.377

 SOx emissions

 tonne

 0.002

 Total greenhouse gas emissions

 tonne CO2e

 320,919

 Greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1)

 tonne CO2e

  16,253

 Greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 2)

 tonne CO2e

 304,666

 Total hazardous waste produced

 tonne

 6

 Total non-hazardous waste produced

 tonne

 24,295

 Total energy consumption

 GJ

 1,436,890

 Total energy consumption intensity

 GJ/m2

 1.15

 Total direct energy consumption

 GJ

 224,959

 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

 GJ

 93,839

 Diesel

 GJ

 131,120

 Total indirect energy consumption

 GJ

 1,211,931

 Purchased electricity

 GJ

 1,211,931

 Water consumption

 m3

 3,921,084

 Water consumption intensity

 m3/m2

 3.15

* Includes GEG gaming and entertainment segment, namely Galaxy Macau, Broadway Macau™ and StarWorld Hotel.