Effective April 22, 2014
MGM Resorts International recognizes that human trafficking is a crime of global proportions. In 2005, the International Labour Organization estimated that human trafficking is the third largest illicit moneymaking activity in the world (after drug dealing and the arms trade), inflicting forced labor, slavery or involuntary servitude, unlawful child labor and/or sexual exploitation against men, women or children. The United Nations estimates that 2.5 million people are in forced labor, including sexual exploitation, and an estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year. Human trafficking violates our Company’s core value that all people should be treated with respect and dignity. MGM Resorts accordingly supports the elimination of human trafficking and its destructive effect upon humanity and our communities across the globe. This commitment is aligned with our core Company values, as embodied in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, of conducting our business ethically and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
OUR INITIATIVES AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING:
We comprehend that eradication of human trafficking is a complex process that can only be fully achieved by constructive partnering among law enforcement at all levels, governments, nonprofit social service and other organizations, communities, business across industries and the public at large–worldwide. As a leader in corporate responsibility and provider of resorts of choice, MGM Resorts has an important role to play in combatting this pandemic. We have therefore adopted the following actions:
- MGM Resorts will not tolerate human trafficking in any of its global operations and facilities.