Our Approach to Fostering Diversity & Inclusion

We are at our best when we lead diverse teams toward innovation, exceed the expectations of our increasingly diverse customer base, broaden our chain of suppliers, and take strong and principled stands on issues of equality.
  • The principles and practices of Inclusion are embedded in all aspects of MGM Resorts culture, guest service and operations
  • We are working to ensure 100% of our employees, including front-line and all levels of leadership, are educated and trained on Corporate Social Responsibility policies and practices
  • We promote an inclusive environment that seeks diverse ideas and perspectives that lead to innovative and creative solutions
  • We work to ensure adoption of inclusive leadership behaviors and organizational practices

Diversity Legacy

In 2000, MGM Resorts International became the first gaming company to voluntarily declare a formal diversity initiative as a matter of integrity and as a business imperative. The premise for our declaration is a simple reality: our Company is a microcosm of our world. Among our employees, our guests, our business partners, and our suppliers, the four corners of our planet intersect. To achieve our Company mission to entertain the human race, we embrace diversity and innovation to inspire excellence. Diversity and inclusion anchor a culture of mutual respect among our diverse collection of extraordinary people–our greatest strength. We are all unique individuals, but we are all connected and interdependent.

We engage the contributions of individual team members to fuel ultimate teamwork. We strive to leverage our powerhouse of diverse ideas and perspectives into results-oriented synergies that drive peak performance in our delivery of superior guest service and memorable guest experiences. We combine consistency in policy with flexibility in practice and methods to instill the values of diversity and inclusion throughout our enterprise.

Courageous Conversations

In response to the social injustices taking place around the United States, MGM Resorts launched an initiative called “Focused on What Matters: Courageous Conversations.” The goal of the conversations is to create actionable ideas on how MGM Resorts can live up to its values and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion both within the company and across our communities. We have conducted sessions with employee cohorts including African Americans, Latinx and Hispanic, Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Women and LGBTQ+.

Members of the cohorts had candid conversations with MGM Resorts leadership including MGM Resorts CEO and President, Bill Hornbuckle and MGM Resorts Corporate Social Responsibility Committee Chair, Rose McKinney-James. The employees were encouraged to ask questions, share views and reflect on what is happening in our country and our company.  

These conversations allowed MGM Resorts leadership to better understand the gaps within our company and our community, and how we can better serve specific groups of people. Working groups were created after the initial conversations to determine key takeaways and move the needle in areas like hiring, benefits, internal programing, upward mobility, community outreach and more. 

Since this program was established in 2020, it has allowed MGM Resorts to move more intentionally and purposefully in directions that are most impactful for our employees and those in the communities we serve.  

Employee Network Groups

Our Employee Network Groups (ENGs) are a cornerstone of our culture. They reinforce inclusion teachings and practices, while providing communications and support networks for our employees. Our ENGs are hubs for leadership development and collaborative teamwork in support of business objectives.

They are designed to develop and strengthen relationships among employees with common identities, interests and issues, share valuable knowledge and information about career paths and development at our Company, provide mentoring, and support various company initiatives.

Groups include:

  • African American  
  • Asian Pacific Islander  
  • Emerging Leaders 
  • Enable 
  • Hispanic & Latino 
  • Inspired Leaders 
  • Interfaith 
  • LQBTQ+ 
  • Professional Women 
  • Working Parents 
  • Veterans  

Women’s Leadership Conference

Since 2007, we have proudly hosted the annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) for women of all ethnicities, professions and social backgrounds, and men who support them.

WLC attendees gain:

  • Insights that inspire personal growth
  • Leadership development
  • Networking opportunities

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.