Galaxy Macau and Hotel Okura Macau Received Green Certifications and Awards; GEG organizes “Energy and Environmental Conservation Month” to Promote Sustainability and Green Living

November 7, 2022 Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) is committed to fulfilling its corporate social responsibility in environmental protection and proactively supports the country and Macau in achieving the dual carbon goals. Recently, Hotel Okura Macau received both the Green Key Certification and EarthCheck Silver Certification and became GEG’s second hotel brand to obtain both accreditations following Galaxy Hotel™. Meanwhile, Phase II of Galaxy Macau™ also received a GBA Low Carbon Buildings Top 100 Award from the GBA Carbon Neutrality Association, making it one of the 100 representative low carbon buildings in the Greater Bay Area. These accolades from reputable international bodies reaffirm GEG’s efforts in environmental protection and sustainable development. To further promote the significance of environmental protection to its team members, today, GEG inaugurated the “Energy and Environmental Conservation Month” which encapsulates a series of enriching themed activities and took the opportunity to share with team members GEG’s recent green achievements. 

The inauguration ceremony was held in the back-of-house areas of Galaxy Macau, where Mr. James Koratzopoulos, Executive Vice President of Hotels and MICE Operations, Mr. Shaun Campbell, Senior Vice President of Hotels of Galaxy Macau, Mr. Benny Mu, Senior Vice President of Facilities Management of Galaxy Macau, Mr. David D’ Alessandro, Assistant Vice President of Hotel Operations of Hotel Okura Macau, as well as members of the Energy and Environmental Management Committee were present to show support and celebrate GEG’s green achievements with team members. In line with GEG's sustainability philosophy, Galaxy Macau and Hotel Okura Macau have implemented multiple conservation measures to minimize the carbon footprints of their hotel operations. These measures include complying with the international standards of the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and the ISO 50001 Energy Management System, using highly efficient lights and energy-saving appliances, optimizing hot water systems, adjusting the central air-conditioning system to temperatures based on actual weather conditions and occupancy rates to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, and establishing an energy and environmental assessment program to further elevate the hotel’s energy efficiency and waste management. Earlier this year, Hotel Okura Macau also received the Macau Green Hotel Gold Award for demonstrating outstanding performance in environmental management. 

To enhance the energy and environmental awareness of team members, GEG has organized activities under the related themes for seven consecutive years, and has extended the campaigns to the length of one month in recent years. This year, together with an array of engaging themed activities such as the “Green Quiz”, “Creative Sustainable Lifestyle Idea Competition”, “Recycling Facility Tours” and “Winter Clothing Donation”, the “Energy and Environmental Conservation Month” aims to promote green lifestyle habits of energy saving and low carbon emissions to team members and to inspire them to take concrete actions towards Macau’s development as a livable green city and top tourism destination. 

Throughout the years, GEG has honored its pledge to promote environmental protection and contribute to Macau’s sustainable development by attaining multiple green awards and certifications from professional institutions and becoming the integrated resort operator with the most EarthCheck certifications in Macau. Furthermore, The Promenade Shops at Galaxy Macau and the Galaxy International Convention Center received Gold Certifications for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”) from the United States Green Building Council. Multiple hotel brands under the Galaxy Macau Integrated Resort have also received Gold and Silver Macau Green Hotel Awards, organized by the Environmental Protection Bureau and co-organized by the Macau Government Tourism Office. Moving forward, GEG will continue to improve its environmental protection measures and proactively engage its team members to support related initiatives, thereby assisting the Macau SAR Government in achieving its vision of turning Macau into a ‘low-carbon emission center’.