Environment


Crown’s Australian resorts operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and provide seamless luxury customer experience for millions of visitors a year. To meet this expectation sustainably, Crown has invested to reduce our emissions and environmental impact. Crown’s efforts are largely focused on three major areas - energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction.
 
Despite an increase in business activity, in Financial Year 2015 Crown’s Australian resorts achieved reductions in greenhouse gas emissions intensity of 3.9% per area and 2.4% per $EBITDA, a decrease in water consumption of 0.6% and an increase in recycling rates of 64%.

To improve these results Crown Melbourne and Crown Perth are working together to develop and implement strategies for both properties that will further reduce the environmental impact and contribute to developing more sustainable practices. To engage our employees and business units Crown has formed Environment Committees with representatives from each major business across both properties with focus on numerous energy, water and waste management initiatives to improve the overall sustainability performance of the business.

Crown has also invested in resource monitoring and reporting systems that provide live data to relevant business units highlighting their electricity, gas and water consumption throughout both resorts. The systems provide each business unit with daily, weekly and monthly reports that show time-of-use data, so that resource savings opportunities can be identified and the effectiveness of programs can be monitored.
 
Crown’s environmental sustainability online training module continues to work to reduce the environmental footprint of all staff and contractors working at both properties. Incorporating the latest in interactivity and behavioural change concepts to ensure optimal uptake from participants, the training module won the Gold Award for Best eLearning Design at the annual LearnX Awards in June 2015.
 
In addition to our internal programs, Crown continues to participate in a number of externally organised programs, including the global Earth Hour, Clean-up Australia Day and the Carbon Disclosure Project (for the sixth year running).