GEG Holds Family Fitness Tour and Sustainability Facilities Tour

August 31, 2020 – Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) actively promotes environmental protection and organizes a variety of green activities to raise the environmental awareness of its team members. Recently, GEG collaborated with Sheng Kung Hui Macau Social Services Coordination Office (“SKH”) on co-organizing a family fitness tour and sustainability DIY workshop. In addition, GEG also arranged a guided tour for team members to see the different sustainability facilities located at the Grand Resort Deck and back-of-house areas at Galaxy Macau™, and be inspired to strengthen their commitment for environmental protection.

Following GEG’s donation of MOP100,000 to SKH’s subsidy scheme in March for the purchase of indoor workout equipment for children to exercise at home, recently, GEG worked with SKH again on co-organizing a family fitness tour and sustainability DIY workshop for GEG volunteers, SKH service users and their families to walk the Hac Sa Reservoir Fitness Trail and do warm-up exercises using the equipment donated by GEG. GEG hopes to encourage the participants to remain active and to stay closer to nature once the pandemic stabilizes. During the DIY tote bag workshop, GEG volunteers taught the participants how to turn an old T-shirt into a unique tote bag using their creativity. In addition to promoting regular exercise, the event also aimed at increasing the participants’ environmental awareness. Mr. Lee Kwok Hoo, Service Director of SKH, said, “We thank GEG for joining us in organizing a series of events that expresses care and concern for children and their families. We encourage parents to accompany their children in experiencing nature, to exercise regularly, and to maintain good health.” Ms. Kong who participated the tour said, “We seldom went out during the pandemic. We are grateful for the opportunity to go outside and walk around nature; our children enjoyed playing with other children, the GEG volunteers, and also the DIY workshop. It was a wonderful experience.”

In addition, GEG also organized a guided tour for team members to visit the sustainability facilities in the Grand Resort Deck, the back-of-house areas of Galaxy Hotel™, and the GEG staff canteens so that they can obtain a better understanding of GEG’s commitment towards sustainability and environmental protection. During the visit, team members learnt about the series of sustainability initiatives that were implemented across the property to encourage waste reduction and recycling, such as the recycling systems used in the hotels and staff canteens for more sustainable waste management; the use of automated lighting and temperature controls and the retrofitting of lights with more environmentally-friendly and highly efficient LED lights to enhance energy savings; and the optimization of the air systems and chiller plants to reduce the overall operating duration and refrigerant utilization. Through these initiatives, GEG hopes to enhance team members’ awareness on their responsibilities for environmental protection, and encourage them to engage in green initiatives.

As part of its corporate social responsibility, GEG integrates sustainability into its business decision. Its award-winning flagship properties helps GEG put its sustainable ideas into practice. Meanwhile, it also collaborates with local organizations and companies on sustainable initiatives, including signing a memorandum of understanding with Macau Coca-Cola Beverage Co., Ltd to create a circular system for all GEG and GEG property branded bottles at the start of this year. To further demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, GEG was also the first integrated resort operator to set up “smart” bottle recycling machines at its properties. Moving forward, GEG will continue to operate its flagship properties in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive manner and continue to promote environmental protection in the community.