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MGM Resorts International among the most community-minded companies

21 June 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- MGM Resorts International was named to The Civic 50 list of America's most community-minded companies by Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service.

The company was recognized as a result of its participation in an annual survey used to identify companies for their exemplary commitment and activities to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

Winners were announced at the Points of Light conference held yesterday in Seattle, where leaders in volunteerism and civic engagement gathered to discuss social innovation, cross-sector collaboration and citizen engagement.

"Our employees are the backbone of everything we do as a company, and this recognition is no exception," said Phyllis A. James, MGM Resorts' Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer. "We achieved this honor thanks to the passion and initiatives of our 75,000 employees. I am proud to work alongside people who devote so much of their lives to helping those who need it most."

The public and private companies named to the Civic 50 list have U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more. Winners are selected based on four dimensions of their U.S. community engagement program:
  • Investment: How extensively and strategically the company applies its resources to community engagement in the U.S., including employee time and skills, cash, in-kind giving and leadership.
  • Integration: How the company integrates their U.S. community engagement programs into key business functions, including employee engagement, marketing/PR, diversity and inclusion, recruiting, stakeholder relations and skill-development.
  • Institutionalization: How the company supports community engagement in the U.S. through organizational policies, systems and incentives.
  • Impact: How the company measures the social and business impact of their U.S. community engagement program.
"In the fifth year of honoring the most community-minded companies in the nation, The Civic 50 truly highlights the commitment to community and civic engagement of America's leading brands," said Jennifer Lawson, president of networks at Points of Light. "By elevating critical stakeholder voices from employees, customers and communities into their mission statements, The Civic 50 companies are putting themselves at the center of change to create more enduring and sustainable business models."

The Civic 50 measures corporate civic engagement and recognizes companies that incorporate socially-responsible practices and community leadership into their culture. A working group of leading researchers, industry thought leaders and corporate advisors provided strategic guidance on the program's objectives, including defining indicators, developing methodology, and identifying partners and participants. The Civic 50 is the only survey and ranking system that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities. It is conducted annually by Points of Light, in partnership with Bloomberg LP.

MGM Resorts has a long history of supporting the communities in which it operates. Since 2002, MGM Resorts employees have raised more than $69 million and supported thousands of charitable organizations through the nonprofit MGM Resorts Foundation. In 2016, MGM Resorts' employees volunteered 102,902 hours with nonprofit organizations and charities.

To view a complete list of The Civic 50 companies for 2016 and to learn more about the importance of civic engagement in corporate America, please visit the website.

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