SkyCity have five pillars underpinning their CSR policies - responsible gambling, community involvement and development, labour practices and human rights, environment and fair operating practices. They managed to increase their Dow Jones Sustainability index score from 51 to 58 in the last year.

Sustainable initiatives

Examples of SkyCity's (SKC) sustainable initiatives include:

Social sustainability

  • community - $7.4m in community contributions, including statutory Trust contributions and sponsorships (excluding problem gaming levies)
  • community - developed a new stakeholder engagement plan

  • marketplace - 80% of staff are proud of the role SKYCITY plays in the community

  • workplace - lost time injury rate decreased from 12.1 to 9.9, although severity of injury rate increased
  • workplace - 41% of participants in leadership development programmes were women
  • workplace - 81% of staff are “proud to work for SKYCITY” up 5% from 2016 and 2015
  • workplace - 15.8% of internal promotion into management and specialist vacancies
  • workplace - remuneration review showed no systemic gender-driven pay gaps, and
  • workplace - increased % of staff development in FY17 from 0.6% to 0.7%.

Environmental sustainability

  • installed a Swift micro wind turbine on top of the Sky Tower as part of a trial undertaken by Vector Energy to test the latest technology in urban micro-wind generation
  • fully compostable coffee cups and lids introduced in SkyCity Auckland and Hamilton restaurants
  • food waste composting recently introduced, reducing waste by 10% at the Auckland property
  • 7% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions per dollar in revenue from 2015 to 2017, and
  • completed their three-year baseline environmental footprint data.

Governing sustainability

  • governance - trialling supply chain sustainability assessment, initially expected to cover 70%+ of spend in New Zealand across key categories
  • governance - began distributing an Ethical Sourcing Code to key and new suppliers, and
  • governance - increased their Dow Jones Sustainability Index score for Supply Chain from 51 to 58.

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