Environmental and social risks and opportunities are managed at the highest levels of our company.

Governance of Environmental & Social Responsibility

MGM Resorts has had a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Sustainability Committee that governs environmental and social responsibility at the Company for over a decade. Rose McKinney James, a leading clean energy expert, chairs this committee and has for several years. Bill Hornbuckle, our Chief Executive Officer & President, is actively engaged in strategy development, oversees these matters on behalf of management and serves as a liaison between the Committee and management. ​In 2020, we brought the previously separate environmental sustainability, corporate responsibility and human resource divisions under Jyoti Chopra, Chief People, Inclusion & Sustainability Officer, reporting directly to Bill Hornbuckle. Ms. Chopra leads both our purpose agenda and Human Capital Management at the Company. With this consolidated approach, we are integrating a cultural prioritization of diversity, equity & inclusion, community engagement and environmental sustainability withing our broader human capital strategy. A team of subject matter experts provides technical expertise and execution support for social impact and sustainability, and specific programs are implemented through functional Centers of Excellence and properties, some of which have dedicated social impact & sustainability experts on their staff.​


Message from Chief People, Inclusion & Sustainability Officer

At MGM Resorts International, we are guided by the simple yet powerful belief that companies have a responsibility to their communities. An unequivocal commitment to promoting equality, giving and volunteering and creating a more environmentally sustainable future guides us each and every day. ​

We are extremely proud of our social impact and sustainability platform, “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet.” Three strategic pillars form the cornerstone of this platform: fostering diversity and inclusion, investing in our communities and protecting the planet. Under each pillar we have set ambitious 2025 goals, each of which is aligned to one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  ​

Our important work in these areas has been governed for over a decade by a dedicated Board Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability committee. Our CEO and Executive Leaders are directly involved in developing strategy and championing goals, and implementation of programs is managed by a central team of subject matter experts in social impact and sustainability who work with functional and property leaders across the company.  This central team also coordinates with internal leaders to understand, refine and communicate a broad array of related program areas such as responsible gaming, compliance, human rights, anti-human trafficking, ethics, data privacy and beyond.​

While in the past and present we frame our work in these areas as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), we know there is an emerging shift to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). In our view, these ideas are similar in concept but differ in emphasis: whereas CSR emphasizes story, ESG emphasizes data. As one of the world’s leading entertainment companies, we think the future of communications in these areas is data-driven storytelling.  We are committed to CSR as the stories on this website express. And are committed to ESG as our deep datasets reveal.​

We know that investors are increasingly making investment decisions based on ESG data, and as such, recognize that transparency is paramount. We are committed to transparently informing our investors and other important stakeholders of our policies, programs and performance. Relatedly, we have dramatically expanded our disclosures in directional alignment with prevailing third party ESG frameworks such as CDP, GRI, SASB and others. And while it is not recognition that drives our efforts, we are honored by a range of awards that acknowledge our work to improve our workforce, our community and the planet. ​

Every MGM Resorts employee brings unique talent to our company. Indeed, such diversity is what makes us special. Yet we share one common characteristic: a passion for collaboration that in turn invigorates our commitment to focus on what matters. We are extremely proud of the work we’ve done and committed to the work we have yet to do today, tomorrow and beyond.

Jyoti Chopra

Our Social Impact & Sustainability Platform

The MGM Resorts Social Impact & Sustainability platform Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity & Protecting the Planet articulates our purpose and establishes measurable goals that serve as a roadmap to making an enduring positive impact for local communities and our planet.​

Management Approach to Environmental & Social Responsibility

The MGM Resorts Social Impact & Sustainability Center of Excellence stewards the company’s commitment: Focus on What Matters: Embracing Humanity & Protecting the Planet. ​This team serves as the bridge between external stakeholders and internal entities and helps drive accountability for our social impact and sustainability goals.​

The essential purpose of this team is to drive the direction of our company’s social impact and environmental sustainability work, informed by input from our Board CSR & Sustainability committee. This team takes a collaborative approach to engaging internal and external stakeholders in setting strategy and prioritizing focus areas. Then the central team helps initiate new programs, integrates them into core functions so they become ‘business as usual’, and coordinates the communication of our programs and performance to enhance the company’s reputation ratings across major ESG frameworks.  ​

Social Impact & Sustainability Centre of Excellence

The Social Impact & Sustainability Center of Excellence (COE) stewards the Company’s commitment to Focus on What Matters: Embracing Humanity & Protecting the Planet. The COE sets the strategy and serves as a bridge between external stakeholders and internal entities to drive accountability toward MGM Resorts’ social impact and sustainability goals.


Our Approach

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

We operate with integrity and strategic focus.

Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse culture for our employees, guests, community partners and stakeholders.

Protecting the Planet

We work to ensure our operations are environmentally sustainable.

Investing in Our Communities

We are invested in growing and supporting strong communities.

More Information

Social Impact & Sustainability Reports

Each year we are proud to showcase these commitments by highlighting the work we do today and the goals we aim to achieve.

ESG Policies

We have a number of ESG-related policies in place to formalize and operationalize our efforts.

ESG Disclosures

In addition to our company’s self-selected metrics and goals, we also provide disclosures aligned to a number of prevailing third-party ESG frameworks.

Awards and Recognition

MGM Resorts International is honored when organizations recognize our Company’s efforts in diversity, philanthropy and environmental sustainability.