LAS VEGAS, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wynn Resorts, Ltd. (NASDAQ:WYNN) was ranked number 100 out of 500 companies on Newsweek Magazine's2015 list of "Top Green Companies in the U.S." The ranking is based on research by Corporate Knights Capital and HIP (Human Impact + Profit) Investor Inc. and considers eight environmental performance indicators, including Energy Productivity, Water Productivity and Carbon Productivity, among others.
The company remains committed to environmental stewardship while still remaining uncompromised on guest experience and service. This year's rank showcases that commitment representing a significant leap from the previous ranking of 344 in 2014.
Wynn Las Vegas and Encore are Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) equivalent certified resorts, a designation given by the U.S. Green Building Council, and are dedicated to sustainability by implementing unique recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation programs.
"Environmental sustainability is an important part of our long-term success as a company," said Maurice Wooden, president of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. "We continue to challenge ourselves to improve our efficiency by regularly testing our programs, identifying areas for improvement and implementing innovative methods to maintain the integrity of our environment and our resort."
Newsweek's "Top Green Companies in the U.S." highlights the 500 largest publicly-traded companies in the United States by market capitalization as determined by Bloomberg as of March 4, 2015. For more information about Newsweek Magazine's 2015 "Top Green Companies in the U.S." list, please click here.
About Wynn Resorts
Wynn Resorts, Limited is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol WYNN and is part of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Indexes. Wynn Resorts owns and operates Wynn and Encore Las Vegas (www.wynnlasvegas.com) and Wynn and Encore Macau (www.wynnmacau.com).
Wynn and Encore Las Vegas feature two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,748 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas, approximately 186,000 square feet of casino space, 34 food and beverage outlets featuring signature chefs, two award-winning spas, an on-site 18-hole golf course, meeting space, a Ferrari and Maserati dealership, approximately 99,000 square feet of retail space as well as two showrooms; three nightclubs and a beach club.
Wynn and Encore Macau is a destination casino located in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China with two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 spacious rooms and suites, approximately 280,000 square feet of casino space, casual and fine dining in eight restaurants, approximately 57,000 square feet of retail space, recreation and leisure facilities, including two health clubs, two spas and a pool.
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