MGM becomes first gaming company to sign United Nation’s CEO Water Mandate

One of the world’s most ambitious platforms for corporate water stewardship, the CEO Water Mandate mobilizes business leaders to commit to meaningful action across six key elements and report annually on their progress. Companies also identify and reduce critical water risks to their businesses, seize water-related opportunities, and contribute to water security and UN Sustainable Development Goals. The CEO Water Mandate is endorsed by more than 230 companies spanning a range of industries and regions around the world.

MGM Resorts water stewardship and sustainability efforts

From the iconic Bellagio Fountains to landscaping and pools, water management is a key component of MGM Resorts’ overall social impact and sustainability efforts. In 2022, MGM Resorts finalized its Global Water Policy, an outline of how water will be resourced and managed across all global operations. Between 2007 and 2021, MGM Resorts reduced water use by 37% and avoided use of 5.6 billion gallons through conservation and water-efficient building and design initiatives.

Water-saving efforts at MGM Resorts include:

  • Replacing over 200,000 square feet of real grass with drought-tolerant landscaping in Las Vegas
  • Installing water-efficient fixtures and equipment in guest rooms, kitchens and laundry facilities
  • Use of an onsite well and pool drainage from the ‘O’ Theater as source water for Lake Bellagio
  • Enhancing the efficiency of Las Vegas cooling tower systems to reduce evaporative loss

MGM Resorts has recently been recognized as a leader in sustainability, securing a place on global environmental non-profit CDP’s annual A-List of leaders in corporate transparency and performance on climate change and water security. The Company also received special accreditation to attend the 2023 UN Water Conference in March 2023.