MGM Resorts International strengthens commitment to ending child sexual exploitation by becoming a member of The Code
The Code is pleased to welcome MGM Resorts International as members of The Code in their continued commitment to protecting children in travel and tourism and ending human trafficking.
Through partnership with Local Code Representative ECPAT USA, MGM Resorts has committed to implementing the six criteria of The Code in order to prevent travelling child sex offenders from misusing their facilities to commit their crimes.
This is not the beginning for MGM Resorts who have already implemented several measures against human trafficking and child sexual exploitation, including establishing relevant policies, procedures and practices, as well as educating and training employees, which are three of the core criteria of The Code.
Becoming a member of The Code and partnering with ECPAT USA gives renewed focus to these commitments and provides an additional platform to reinforce its internal efforts with enhanced collaboration and engagement with external partners and resources.
“As a leader in the entertainment and hospitality industry, MGM Resorts has for many years taken a strong stand – as a matter of policy and business practices ‒ against human trafficking as a plague on human society that should not be tolerated in any community,” said Phyllis A. James, MGM’s Chief Diversity & Corporate Responsibility Officer.
“Our Company has undertaken concrete steps to raise employee awareness, assure that our properties are not used to imperil children or other trafficking victims and support nonprofit organizations involved in combatting this social evil and/or providing victim services.”
MGM Resorts International is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings.