041813 GTR_LV Sands Cares Logo_300Las Vegas Sands (LVS) has initiated a new global corporate citizenship commitment, highlighted by signature global partnerships with the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and the international nonprofit organization, Clean the World.

LVS will contribute $7 million to the UNLV hotel college over five years to develop a global professional and executive education program and assist in the construction of a new academic building, as well as $1 million to Clean the World in 2014, the largest corporate gift in the nonprofit’s history. Clean the World collects and recycles discarded hygiene products from hospitality companies and distributes them to those in need in more than 70 countries who are at risk for life?threatening, but highly preventable, hygiene?related diseases, such as pneumonia, cholera and dysentery.

Both commitments are part of LVS’ new global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares, which manifests the company’s core corporate social responsibility focus: supporting people in the company and the hospitality industry, making local communities where LVS operates a better place to live, and reducing environmental impact on the planet.

In addition to the global partnerships, Sands Cares provides a more cohesive approach to corporate giving and support in local communities where Las Vegas Sands operates. The company will fine?tune its efforts to address the most pressing issues in its local communities through property?level support of initiatives that make local communities more livable and attract people to the area. Sands Cares is also designed to highlight and reinforce the tremendous charitable achievements already taking place across the company’s different properties around the world.

“LVS is committed to creating positive and tangible benefits in the areas we care most about – our team members, our industry, the local communities we call home, and our planet,” said Michael Leven, LVS president and COO in a prepared statement. “Sands Cares and our work with UNLV and Clean the World will impact all of these focus areas. With this corporate commitment uniting our teams around the globe, we will truly make a difference on some very important initiatives.”