MGM Resorts announced that their vice president of Corporate Sustainability, Yalmaz Siddiqui, would be the Pet Sustainability Coalition’s (PSC) special guest at the semi-annual SuperZoo networking event, held at the Worldwise booth (#9151) at 4pm on Tuesday, August 2.
MGM Resorts is a respected sustainability leader and has received accolades for their outstanding efforts to engage with their employees and to meet energy, waste and water reduction goals. MGM owns the popular resorts and casinos in Las Vegas including Bellagio, Mirage, and Mandalay Bay, the latter of which being where the pet industry gathers annually for the second largest United States tradeshow.
MGM reports that, while the average home uses 50 percent of its water footprint on landscape irrigation, MGM has been able to reduce their water footprint to only three percent of their total usage. In addition to water, MGM focuses its sustainability priorities on energy management, helping them to cut costs and target one of their largest areas of environmental impact. The Mandalay Bay recently announced the expansion of their solar array to 26,000 panels, making it the largest array in the US. PSC toured the solar array last year, along with MGM’s complex waste management system, which goes vastly unnoticed by trade show attendees.
“It was an amazing experience to go behind the scenes to learn more about the efforts being made to reduce this footprint and we look forward to hosting MGM’s VP of Corporate Sustainability so that we can exchange knowledge and inspire pet companies through MGM’s outstanding efforts,” said PSC’s Executive Director, Caitlyn Bolton.
PSC holds two networking events per year at each industry trade show to bring industry leaders together around a diversity of sustainability topics while encouraging thought, leadership and non-competitive collaboration.