MACAU, Sept. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MLCO) is pleased to announce it has become Macau’s first and only company to achieve the prestigious Green Key Awards for four of its integrated resort properties Morpheus, Nüwa, The Countdown at City of Dreams and Studio City Hotel. The award is a global tourism industry eco-label which recognizes excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation. With environmental sustainability being a core focus of Melco’s social corporate responsibility, each of the four hotels garnered the esteemed award upon compliance with the highest environmental management standards set by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).

Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, said, “Melco is committed to environmental sustainability, and we are thrilled to be presented with the prestigious and globally-recognized Green Key award for the efforts dedicated to this cause at our various integrated resort properties. We would like to thank the organizers and our employees, especially our dedicated environmental team who have made this recognition possible, as we continue to work with the government to develop Macau into a world-class capital for green tourism.”

Melco has been an industry leader in energy and water conservation. To date, Melco’s green infrastructures have successfully conserved COemissions by a volume requiring over 6.9 million trees to absorb and saved water volume exceeding 438 Olympic-size swimming pools. Earlier this spring, with aim to support greener operations, Melco purchased and put into service a fleet of 20 electronic zero-emission buses to serve passengers travelling to and from its properties.

Launched in Denmark in 1994, the Green Key represents the hotels’ promise to guests in their dedication to making an environmental difference.  The standards expected of awarded hotels are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent audits. To date, 2,900 establishments in 57 countries have been awarded the Green Key.

About Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited

The Company, with its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MLCO), is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. The Company currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Its business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company also majority owns and operates Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, a Philippine subsidiary of the Company currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreams.com.ph), a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. For more information about the Company, please visit www.melco-resorts.com

The Company is strongly supported by its single largest shareholder, Melco International Development Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is the Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. 

About Green Key Award (www.greenkey.global)
The Green Key award is a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. This eco-label represents a commitment by businesses that their tourism establishments adhere to the strict criteria as stipulated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). A Green Key stands for an establishment’s promise to its guests that by opting to stay with such an establishment, they are helping to make a difference on an environmental and sustainability level.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Chimmy Leung
Executive Director, Corporate Communications
Tel: +852 3151 3765
Email: chimmyleung@melco-resorts.com