Recognition & Awards

MGM Resorts International is honored when organizations recognize our Company’s efforts in diversity, philanthropy and environmental sustainability. We believe that these awards and certifications demonstrate our commitment to the environment and our future generations.

General Awards

2018

  • America’s Best Employers (No. 76 of 500) – Forbes
  • America’s Best Employers for New Graduates (No. 147 of 250) ‒ Forbes
  • America’s Best Employers for Women (No. 199 of 300) – Forbes
  • Global 2000: World’s Best Employers (No. 13 of 500) – Forbes

2017

  • Colonial Award for Excellence for Best CSR ReportCompanies –American Society of Professional Communicators
  • World’s Most Admired Companies (No. 4 in the hotel,casino and resort sector) - FORTUNE Magazine
  • America’s 500 Best Large Employers 2017 - Forbes 

2016

  • America’s Best Large Employers of 2016 – Forbes Media
  • World’s Most Admired Companies – FORTUNE Magazine

2015

  • 50 Most Engaged Workplaces – Achievers
  • Global Gaming Awards
    • Responsible Business of the Year
  • Trailblazers in Community Impact – Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award
  • Reputation Institute
    • America's Most Reputable Companies (No. 18)
    • U.S. Public Perception of Corporate Social Responsibility (No. 90)

2014

  • 50 Most Engaged Workplaces – Achievers
  • "Extraordinary Employer" – Department of Defense, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve
  • Sustainable Workforce of the Year – Human Resource Officers Today Magazine
  • Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles – National Business Group on Health
  • Extraordinary Employer – Nevada Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve
  • PR News' CSR Awards:
    • Finalists:
      • CSR Professional of the Year (Jim Murren) – MGM Resorts International Chairman & CEO
      • Employee Relations – "Inspiring Our World: A Musical Journey"
      • CSR/Green Focus – "Inspiring Our World: A Musical Journey"
      • Distinguished Corporate Citizen Award – Michigan Congressional Black Caucus Delegation
  • "Top 100 Ideal Employers" for U.S. Business Students (No. 44) – Universum
  • Global Gaming Awards
    • Responsible Business of the Year
    • Land Based Operator
    • Bettering Communities, Women’s Leadership Conference Promotions
  • "Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®" Award – National Business Group on Health
  • Sustainable Workforce of the Year Award – Michelle DiTondo, MGM Resorts International Senior Vice President – Human Resource Officers Today Magazine

2013

  • 50 Most Engaged Workplaces (No. 23) – Achievers
  • Overall Leader in CSR Practices – PR News CSR Awards
  • Finalist – Conde Nast Traveler Magazine’s "World Savers" Awards
  • Global Corporate Leadership Award – Sister Cities International
  • Top Diversity Employer – Hispanic Network Magazine
  • NASS Medallion Award for Philanthropy and Community Engagement – National Association of Secretaries of States'
  • Points of Light Award (Corporate Volunteer Program) – NV Volunteers, The Governor’s Commission on Service
  • "Top 100 Ideal Employers" for U.S. business students (No. 40) – Universum
  • "Top 100 Companies for MBA Students" (No. 86) – Universum
  • Responsible CEO of the Year – Jim Murren, MGM Resorts International Chairman & CEO – CR Magazine
  • Best Communications Campaign American Gaming, "Inspiring Our World: A Musical Journey" – American Gaming Association’s Communications Award

2012

  • 1921 Society Inductee – Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
  • Honoree (The MGM Resorts Foundation) – Easter Seals of Nevada
  • Corporate Donor of the Year (The MGM Resorts Foundation) – Nevada Children’s Center
Fostering Diversity & Inclusion

2018

  • Best Employers for Diversity (No. 126) - Forbes 
  • BEQ Pride LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Award - Business Equality Network
  • 2018 Corporate Equality Index - Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • Best Large Employers (13) - Forbes
  • Top 10 Regional Companies (No. 3) – DiversityInc
    Thirteenth consecutive year of MGM Resorts ranking as a top company on a DiversityInc list
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality – Human Rights Campaign
    Seventh consecutive year of MGM Resorts ranking with a perfect score on this corporate equality index
  • Best Companies for Diversity – Black Enterprise Magazine
  • America’s Best Employers for Diversity (No. 126 of 250) – Forbes
  • BEQ Pride LGBTQ Business Equality Excellence Award – Business Equality Network
  • America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
    Fifth consecutive year of MGM Resorts ranking as a top company on this list
  • Million Dollar Club ‒ United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Million Dollar Club [expenditure of $25 million to $50 million with Hispanic-owned businesses]
    MGM Resorts has been named to this list since the award’s inception in 2009
  • Department of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve – Extraordinary Employer Support Award
  • America’s Top Corporation for Women’s Business Enterprises – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, Bronze Distinction

2017

  • America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises – Women's Business Enterprise National Council
  • Partner of the Year 2017 - USVets Las Vegas
  • Top Corporation for Women’s Business Enterprises - Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • 50 Top Companies for Supplier Diversity - Black Enterprise
  • 50 Best Companies for Diversity - Black Enterprise
  • Community Partner Award for Diversity Excellence - College of Southern Nevada
  • 2017 Top Regional Companies (No. 3) - DiversityInc
  • 2018 Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality - Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • Million Dollar Club- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • 2017 Major Corporate Owner of the Year Award- National Association of Minority Contractors
  • 2017 Joint Venture Development Team of the Year - National Association of Minority Contractors
  • 2017 Influential Company of the Year - Women Construction Owners & Executives USA
  • Award for New Product or Service Innovation - Loyalty360
  • 2017 Breakfast of Corporate Champions -Women’s Forum of New York
  • “In Appreciation For Your Continued Support of Las Vegas Veterans” - Veteran’s Action Group & Las Vegas Veterans Day Parade

2016

  • Impact Award – Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality – Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • Employer of Choice for High-Achieving Pan-Asian Millennials Award – National Association of Asian MBAs and The National Society of High School Scholars
  • Top Corporation for LGBT Economic Empowerment – Affinity Inc. Magazine
  • Top 10 Regional Companies (No. 5) – DiversityInc
  • 40 Best Companies for Diversity – Black Enterprise Magazine
  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality – Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award to The Women’s Leadership Conference (presented by The MGM Resorts Foundation) – Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada
  • College of Southern Nevada Community Partner Award for Diversity Excellence 2016-2017
  • Employer of Choice for High-Achieving Pan-Asian Millennials Award – National Association of Asian MBAs and The National Society of High School Scholars
  • Top Corporation for LGBT Economic Empowerment – Affinity Inc. Magazine
  • Top 12 LGBT-friendly Hotel Brands in the U.S. (No. 7) – Travel & Leisure Magazine
  • Top 100 Corporations of 2016 for Supplier Diversity – Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine

2015

  • Employer of Choice for High-Achieving Pan-Asian Millennials Award – National Association of Asian MBAs and The National Society of High School Scholars
  • Joint Corporate Responsibility Council Honors Award (No. 20) – Association of Employee Resource Groups & Councils
  • 40 Best Companies for Diversity Award – BlackEnterprise Magazine
  • Top 10 Regional Companies (No. 4) – DiversityInc
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Las Vegas
    • Most Unique, Best Community Float
    • Best Overall Entry, "Dream Machine"
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality – Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • Las Vegas PRIDE Night
    • Best LGBT Community Supporter
    • Best Overall Float
  • Most Influential Black Lawyers – Phyllis A. James, MGM Resorts International Executive Vice President, Special Counsel for Litigation and Chief Diversity Officer – Savoy Magazine
  • Corporation of Distinction – The Señoras of Excellence Señores of Distinction 10th Anniversary Awards Gala
  • Million Dollar Club Member for Leading Brand in Supplier Diversity – United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Corporate Game Changer for Board Parity – Women's Forum of New York
  • America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

2014

  • Mosaic Award for Workforce Inclusion, "Inspiring Our World: A Musical Journey" – American Advertising Federation
  • The Employee Resource Group & Council Honors Award (No. 16) – Association of Employee Resource Groups & Councils
  • 40 Best Companies for Diversity Award, Employee Base, Senior Management and Board of Directors (No. 8) – Black Enterprise
  • Top 10 Regional Companies (No. 1) – DiversityInc
  • Best Companies for Diversity (No. 16) – Hispanic Business Media
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality – Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

2013

  • Top 25 U.S. Diversity Council Groups, Bellagio – The Association of Employee Resource Groups & Councils
  • Top 10 Companies for Latinos (No. 8) – DiversityInc
  • Top 10 Regional Companies (No. 1) – DiversityInc
  • 50 Best Companies for Latina to Work for in the US, Honorable Mention – LATINAStyle Magazine
  • Best Companies for Diversity (No. 22) – Hispanic BusinessCorporation of the Year – Women's Business Enterprise Council, West Region
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality – Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity & Inclusion (No. 30) – UPTOWN Professional Magazine
  • CEO Leadership in Action Award, Jim Murren, MGM Resorts International Chairman & CEO Profiles in Diversity Journal Magazine

2012

  • 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity – DiversityInc
  • Top 10 Companies for Latinos – DiversityInc
  • 40 Best Companies for Diversity – Black EnterpriseMagazine
  • 50 Best Companies for Latina Employees – LATINA StyleMagazine
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality – Human Rights Campaign Foundation
  • 2012 Best Companies for Diversity – HispanicBusiness Media
  • Americanism Award, Jim Murren, MGM Resorts International Chairman & CEO – Anti-Defamation League, Nevada Chapter
  • Best Annual Report , Finalist – American Gaming Association Gaming Voice Awards
  • Top 25 U.S. Diversity Council Groups – Association of Diversity Councils
    • Bellagio (No. 17)
    • MGM Grand (No. 19)
  • Corporation of the Year Finalist – Las Vegas Urban Chamber of Commerce
  • Top 50 Employers List – Equal Opportunity Magazine
  • Best Overall Float and Best Overall Entry – Las Vegas Pride Parade
Investing in Community

2018

  • 2018 AACC Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership Award - American Association for Community Colleges
  • National Operation School Bell Award - Assistance League Las Vegas
  • 2018 Best Companies for Diversity list - Black Enterprise
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Revitalize America Honoree (MGM Springfield)
  • Western Mass Employment Collaborative – Outstanding Employer (MGM Springfield)
  • Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Talent Network – Industry Champion of the Year Award for workforce solutions in the community (Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa)
  • American Association for Community Colleges – Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership Award (MGM National Harbor and Prince George’s Community College)
  • Prince George’s Community College Foundation Inc. – Partners for Success Gala Award (MGM National Harbor)
  • University of South Alabama Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management – Industry Partner of the Year (Becky Smith, Director of Human Resources, Beau Rivage)
  • National Designations – AARP and Military Friendly

2017

  • The Civic 50’s Most Community-Minded Companies in America – Points of Light

2016

  • Hospitality Partner of the Year – Goodwill of Southern Nevada
  • The Civic 50’s Most Community-Minded Companies in America – Points of Light

2015

  • Corporate Partner of the Year Award (Beau Rivage) – American Red Cross Southeast Mississippi
  • Community Achievement Award – Nevada Broadcasters Association

2014

  • Goodwill of Southern Nevada
    • Hospitality Partner of the Year (MGM Resorts International)
    • Community Partner of the Year (Bellagio)
  • Service Above Self Award – Las Vegas Rotary Club
  • Appreciation Award – Epicurean Charitable Foundation
  • Foundation of the Year – Vegas Inc's Angel Awards
Protecting the Planet

2018

  • U.S. Food Loss & Waste 2030 Champion! - USDA
  • Leading Company in Sustainability – Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Interior Lighting Campaign: Greatest Annual Energy Savings for Lighting Retrofits (Large Project) ‒ Better Buildings / U.S. Department of Energy (recognition of Mandalay Bay)
  • Interior Lighting Campaign: Best Use of Lighting Controls in a Single Building – Better Buildings / U.S. Department of Energy (recognition of MGM Resorts Call Center)
  • Food Recovery Award for Highest Percentage Increase in Food Waste Diversion from Previous Year (recognition of Bellagio)

2017

  • 2017 INNOVATION Award for Conservation and Sustainability -The Las Vegas Business Press
  • Largest Portfolio Using Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) - U.S. Department of Energy
  • Five Green Keys- ARIA, Vdara, Bellagio, Delano, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand Las Vegas & MGM Grand Detroit
  • Four Green Keys - Circus Circus, Excalibur, Luxor, The Mirage, Park MGM, New York-New York, MGM Signature, Beau Rivage, & Gold Strike Tunica
  • Four Green Globes- Bellagio, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand Las Vegas, The Mirage, New York-New York & MGM Signature

2016

  • LEED Gold Certification – MGM National Harbor, by U.S. Green Building Council
  • LEED Gold Certification – The Park, by U.S. Green Building Council
  • LEED Gold Certification – T-Mobile Arena, by U.S. Green Building Council
  • “5 Green Keys” (ARIA Resort & Casino) – Green Key Global
  • Largest Portfolio-Wide Energy Savings – Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Awards
  • Green Globes Four Globes: Bellagio, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand Las Vegas, The Mirage, New York, New York, The Signature
  • Water Hero Award – Water Conservation Coalition

2015

  • 3-Star Green Restaurant Certification (Café Bellagio) – Green Restaurant Association
  • Green Award Winner Hotel Casino Category – Las Vegas Business Press
  • Business Excellence Award, Trailblazer Category – Las Vegas Metro of Commerce
  • Top 100 Most Environmentally Responsible Companies (No. 112) – Newsweek Magazine's Green Rankings
  • Food Recovery Challenge Award – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Best Environmental Stewardship, Finalist – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

2014

  • Energy Project of the Year Award – AEE Region V Renewable
  • "Galaxy" Award – Alliance to Save Energy Stars of Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy Project of the Year Award – Association of Energy Engineers
  • "5 Green Keys" (Vdara Hotel & Spa ) – Green Key Meetings
  • Top 100 Most Environmentally Responsible Companies (No. 82) – Newsweek Magazine's Green Rankings
  • The Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Awards
    • Highest Absolute Annual Savings in a Retrofit at a Single Parking Structure (MGM Grand Detroit)
    • Largest Percentage of Facilities Upgraded (MGM Resorts International)
  • TripAdvisor’s "GreenLeaders" Award
    • Platinum Level: ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa
    • Gold Level: MGM Grand Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York
    • Silver Level: Excalibur, Luxor, Gold Srike, Beau Rivage
    • Bronze Level: Circus Circus Las Vegas
  • Food Recovery Challenge Award – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2013

  • Las Vegas Business Press "Best Green Practices: Campaign"
  • TripAdvisor’s "GreenLeaders" Award
    • Platinum Level: ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa
    • Gold Level: MGM Grand Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York
    • Silver Level: Excalibur, Luxor, Gold Srike, Beau Rivage
    • Bronze Level: Circus Circus Las Vegas

2012

  • "5 Green Keys" – Green Key Global
    • Bellagio Resort & Casino, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • ARIA Resort & Casino, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • Mandalay Bay Resort, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • MGM Grand Las Vegas

2011

  • Business Leadership Recycling Award – American Forest & Paper Association
  • 500 Most Environmentally Friendly Companies (No.157) – Newsweek Magazine
  • U.S. Green Building Council Nevada Chapter Awards
    • "Exceptional Leadership and Advocacy – LEED Project" (CityCenter)
    • "Organizational Excellence"

2010

  • Earth-Minded Award (ARIA Hotel & Casino) – The American Society of Interior Designers and Hospitality Design Magazine 500 Most Environmentally Friendly Companies (No.174) – Newsweek Magazine
  • Best Green Owner – Las Vegas Business Press

2009

  • "Friend of Glass" Recycling Award – The Glass Packaging Institute
  • "Best Commercial Project" (CityCenter) – Forest Stewardship Council Award

2006

  • Water Hero Award – Southern Nevada Water Authority
Caring for One Another

2018

  • The Civic 50: America’s Most Community-Minded Companies – Points of Light (the third year of this recognition) 
  • AACC (American Association for Community Colleges) Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership Award – for MGM National Harbor and Prince George’s County Community College Partnership 
  • Corporate Partner of the Year ‒ Grant a Gift Autism Foundation 
  • National Operation School Bell Award – Assistance League Las Vegas