Encourages team member health and wellness
Sands China Ltd. is launching myFITNESS, a new initiative aimed at encouraging good habits for team members’ health, physical fitness and well-being.
The first campaigns under myFITNESS are Green Mondays and a back-of-house health booth, which encourage team members to eat a more plant-based diet in support of better health and provide team members with health advice.
“Sands China is very pleased to introduce this new programme for our team members, which encourages a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. “Our company has been a pioneer in green initiatives, such as in the construction of our properties and the efficiency of our operations. Now we are glad to encourage that same eco-consciousness with this new team member initiatives. And with more than 28,000 team members working for the company, this important initiative can potentially influence the green eating habits of more than 28,000 families.”
During Green Mondays, the back-of-house team member dining rooms at all Sands China properties will be serving more vegetables on Mondays, with a separate vegetarian counter offering six healthy choices, including innovative plant-based meat alternatives Omnipork and Beyond Meat.
The new initiative is being done in collaboration with Green Monday, a social enterprise group that promotes green, healthy and sustainable living globally. The joint effort also supports Sands China’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint as part of Sands ECO360, the global sustainability strategy of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. Encouraging team members to eat less meat is more sustainable for the environment and helps fulfil the company’s social and environmental responsibilities.
With Sands China providing daily meals for its over 28,000 team members, their participation in Green Mondays is expected to greatly reduce meat consumption, in turn decreasing carbon dioxide emissions by about 25 tons a day – equalling a 1,300-ton reduction in carbon dioxide over the course of a year.
The new myFITNESS initiative is part of Sands China’s effort to promote team member well-being by encouraging a holistic approach to health and wellness. This month’s back-of-house health booth provides team members with information about health indexes, maintaining a balanced diet, nurturing wellness, and developing good exercise habits. Nutritionists, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, doctors, and nurses at the booth offer personalised health advice for team members based on their current health conditions. The booth also features giveaways, including healthy herbal tea packs and other items. Team members have shown enthusiasm toward understanding their health; on launch day, close to 800 team members took on-site blood pressure and blood glucose measurements. The health booth will be held for two weeks at all properties, continuing to provide team members with important health information.
And to promote regular exercise as a healthy lifestyle habit for a more fulfilling work-life balance, myFITNESS will offer exercise classes for team members in the near future.
Sands China views its team members as its greatest asset; myFITNESS is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to foster a positive and supportive work environment for its more than 28,000 team members, and to make Sands China Macao’s employer of choice.