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14 July 2012 | Kamalpreet Badasha
Limousines powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) have cut fuel costs at MGM Resorts International by 40 per cent.
The CNG limousines, which also operate 15 per cent more efficiently, are being used by the Mirage and Bellagio hotel and casino complexes according to MGM’s Inspiring Our World: Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2011.
Supply chain is one of the key areas MGM Resorts International is focusing on to reduce the environmental impact of its operations. Herbs for restaurants are sourced onsite at the Bellagio hotel using a rooftop garden. And a local sustainable farm is used to source shrimp for restaurants at the MGM Grand Las Vegas (pictured), Mandalay Bay and CityCentre complexes.
The report also explained how each stage of the supply chains is analysed to reduce its environmental impact. This includes looking at production, delivery, product use and disposal. Suppliers are encouraged to implement sustainable processes and practices through collaboration with resort chain. Buying decisions for the resort’s supply chain annual spend of more than $1 billion (£650 million) are made after taking into account factors such as the environmental impact of raw materials, logistics and product performance.
The report also states MGM Resorts is researching renewable energy with a view to using it in the future to reduce supply chain energy consumption. It is also looking to diversifying its energy portfolio.