GEG Holds Third Annual Energy and Environmental Conservation Week

November 21, 2018– To live up to its pledge of supporting environmental protection causes, Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) set up its Energy Management Committee to implement sustainability programs, drive continuous performance improvements and improve team member awareness of energy saving. Additionally, GEG has held the annual Energy and Environmental Conservation Week (EEC Week) in Galaxy Macau™ since 2016. This year’s EEC Week was comprised of a series of activities over five days – the Sustainable Food Day; the Recycling Day; the Love Earth – Green Fashion Design Competition; the From Leftovers to Jams, From Food Waste to DIY Cleaner Workshop; and the Green Fun Day. Over 7,500 team members participated.

EEC Week aims to enhance awareness of energy conservation and environmental protection while encouraging team members to embrace conservation in their daily lives at home and work. EEC Week kicked off in the team member canteens, where sustainable and organic dishes were on offer. To promote the reduction of food waste, each dining table had a QR code for team members to scan and take the food waste quiz and be entered in the lucky draw. The jam and cleaner workshop and the fashion design competition drew lots of team member attention. The team from the Housekeeping Department of The Ritz-Carlton, Macau won the fashion design competition, standing out from the crowd of 28 participating teams. The champions and the runners-up were awarded fantastic prizes. Several of the participants commented that the competition had raised their environmental awareness and inspired them to be more aware of recyclable materials. Meanwhile, team members donated over 100 used items including toys, books and umbrellas to Caritas Macau. 

The final event of EEC Week, the Green Fun Day, was held in the back-of-house areas, providing a relaxing atmosphere in which to promote knowledge of energy saving to team members. Mr. Chan Chee Pong, Senior Vice President of Facilities Management of Galaxy Macau, said, “GEG strives to protect the city’s environment with concrete action and foster team members’ awareness of energy saving to help shape Macau to be an eco-friendly city. We will continue to organize a variety of events to team members and to bring awareness of environmental protection to every workplace.” 

Over the years, GEG has implemented a variety of environmental protection initiatives, and its efforts in energy conservation and environmental protection have received wide recognition. GEG flagship property Broadway Macau™ was awarded the Excellence Award in the recent Business Awards of Macau 2018. Another GEG flagship hotel, StarWorld Hotel, has received the ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certification. Furthermore, GEG has achieved encouraging results in the Macau Energy Saving Contest, organized by Companhia de Electricidade de Macau and the Office for the Development of the Energy Sector. In the future, GEG will continue to promote team members’ awareness of energy conservation and environmental protection in order to build a green and sustainable society.