LAS VEGAS, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ:CZR) has surpassed its Green Key certification goal of having 90 percent of owned or managed North American hotel resort properties achieve a 4 Key rating or higher. Thirty of its hotel resort properties are rated 4 Keys — more than any other casino-entertainment company in the world.
Recently accredited by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, Green Key is a rigorous program that ranks, certifies and inspects hotels and resorts based on their commitment to sustainable operations. Green Key uses a rating system of 1 to 5 Keys, with 5 being the highest possible attainment. "With nearly all our properties rated 4 Green Keys or higher, Caesars has once again set a standard for environmental responsibility in the hospitality industry," said Mark Frissora, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. "Backed by a strong corporate commitment to sustainable practices, this initiative is driven by our incredibly passionate CodeGreen team members, who work each day to reduce environmental impact while providing a great guest experience." Achieving this eco-rating is just one outcome of Caesars Entertainment's comprehensive environmental strategy, CodeGreen. Every other year, Caesars CodeGreen teams complete Green Key's comprehensive self-assessment to evaluate environmental practices and polices across departments of the hotel, including food and beverage, housekeeping, meeting facilities, engineering and corporate environmental management. Within these five areas, CodeGreen teams examine energy and water conservation, solid and hazardous waste management, building infrastructure, community outreach and other sustainable practices. Caesars' proprietary research shows that its guests care about how the company manages use of natural resources, saying that the company's CodeGreen program influences their choice to stay and play at Caesars.