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 Resorts has invested to reduce our emissions and environmental impact. Crown Resorts' efforts are largely focused on three major areas - energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction.
 
In Financial Year 2016 Crown’s Australian resorts achieved reductions in greenhouse gas emissions intensity of 5.2% per area and 4.9% per dollar of EBITDA, a decrease in water consumption of 1.6% and an increase in recycling rates to 71%.

To continue improving 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 Resorts has formed CROWNEARTH 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 Resorts continues to invest 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 Resorts' best-practice 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.
 
Crown Resorts has taken is environmental commitment one step further by partnering with Carbon Neutral to provide Crown Resorts customers the opportunity to offset their hotel, conference and event emissions, certified under the Australian Government’s National Carbon Offset Standard. Once a customer ‘opts-in’, Crown Resorts will purchase carbon credits generated from the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor native reforestation project on their behalf. 

Crown Resorts' sustainability efforts were recognised in 2016, winning the Large Business category in the prestigious Premier's Sustainability Awards for its CROWNEARTH program. CROWNEARTH was also a finalist in The Melbourne Awards.

In addition to our internal programs, Crown Resorts continues to participate in a number of externally organised programs, including the global Earth Hour, Clean-up Australia Day, SoapAid and the Carbon Disclosure Project (for the seventh year running).