Caesars Entertainment’s comprehensive corporate social responsibility platform, PEOPLE PLANET PLAY, is our continued commitment to our guests, employees, suppliers and communities. From being the first in our industry to establish science-based targets for our supply chain, to our longstanding commitment to human rights and more recent leadership in addressing human trafficking, we are deeply committed to operating responsibly and transparently.
Jan Jones Blackhurst, EVP, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility
Caesars Entertainment and Responsible Business
As part of our PEOPLE PLANET PLAY framework, Caesars strongly supports eliminating human trafficking, which involves commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor—estimated to be, at minimum, a $150 billion dollar industry annually. It is a grave and disturbing human rights violation, which affects millions of individuals around the globe. The UN Guiding Principle on Human Rights (Respect, Protect and Remedy Framework) and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons are among the leading international frameworks that we support. Since 2014, we have been an active voice, working with advocacy groups and national collaborative frameworks to advance awareness and drive the elimination of human trafficking. Most recently, we became the first global gaming-entertainment company to sign ECPAT’s Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct, a voluntary set of business principles that travel-related companies implement to prevent child sex tourism and trafficking of children.
As part of our stance against human trafficking, we have created comprehensive policies and protocols. We train executives, managers and team members; we inform new vendors and guests of our policies; and we promptly investigate, act and address any suspected incidents of human trafficking at Caesars Entertainment affiliated properties or within our operations.
Caesars works with an international counter-trafficking expert and consultant, Dr. Halleh Seddighzadeh, to advance our programs. Dr. Seddighzadeh is founder of ARMAN, an award-winning human rights agency serving victims of trafficking and violence and providing social impact consultation and training to public and private sectors.
Through multi-sector, multi-partner work with Southern Nevada cities, Clark County and nonprofit partners like ARMAN, ImpactNV and Asian Community Development Council, we are working on sex trafficking as a priority issue in Las Vegas. Through these partnerships and through funding from Caesars Foundation, we are collaborating to create a community-based, systems-level solution.
In 2018, Caesars joined ITP and thus shared our support for the organization’s Principles on Forced Labor, which addresses human rights in supply chains through principles related to worker rights. Caesars Entertainment’s Responsible Supplier Statement outlines our reasonable expectations for the responsible and ethical business practices of suppliers throughout our supply chain. Caesars Entertainment has a long-standing commitment to economic inclusion and has been recognized for our dedication to a diverse supply base in each of the communities in which we operate. For additional information see our Supplier portal.